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Green Tongue Diagnosis
Something external: Check to see what you may have eaten or drank at bedtime last night, including toothpaste or mouthwash. These can have an effect, especially if you are a mouth breather and have dried it to your tongue. If there is no obvious cause of the "green", you should have your dentist check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Maybe okay, but...: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My tongue is green and it just turned this color today. I got my tongue pierced a couple weeks ago.
Possible infection: Green tongue associated with piercing may mean infection. Other transient causes include mouth washes and green dyed candy. If persists check with physician. ...Read more
I have a smooth tongue at the back but, its green and pappillae are present at the front. At the smooth patch there is also small bumbs?
Green tongue: As with any pathology or deviation from the normal, i suggest that you have your tongue evaluated by an oral maxillofacial surgeon or by an oral pathologist. You did not mention whether you had pain, but if so, i urge you to not delay for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Green tongue I have had a green tongue for three days since suffering from a cold and chest virus, why is this and what should I do about it?
Maybe normal: A green tongue with a cold maybe due to over-the-counter medication you were using or lozenges. If your symptoms continue you should see a healthcare provider. ...Read more
Hi , I have a yellow/ green coating on my tongue constantly.. Which only goes away when I brush it. I have to brush it really vigorously.
Tip of tongue normal but towards the back is light green dentist said nothing serious but won't go away with tongue scraper no other symptoms ?
Green tongue: Light green is not a normal color for the tongue (unless temporarily stained from green food, liquid or snack. See an Oral Surgeon if your own dentist can't give you a better explanation as to cause and what, if anything, to do. ...Read more
Why my tongue colour is green and white last two weeks ? I got many antibiotic for angina is that reason for it? Or what is the reasons?
Green tongue: Yes antibiotics can change the mouth bacterial and fungal balance and cause problems that you are describing. You should report this to your doctor to see about treatment. ...Read more
I went to brush my teeth and realized my tongue was green i tried brushing my tongue but It didn't come off I don't know what this could be.
Food Dye ?: The surface of the tongue can pick up coloring from different foods, drinks, candy, etc. Did you have anything to eat right before you brushed your teeth? If your tongue is truly green from an infection, it's time to make an appointment with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been having headaches for over a week and the back of my tongue is green. Been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) for the headaches.
I am a male, 53 years of age. And in good health
Did not eat or drink anything before bed and woke up with green tongue. Feeling tired an out of breath lately also. What could cause this ?
See your doctor : This is one of those conditions that no one will be able to diagnose without doing an examination, so see your physician, and if you aren't getting regular dental care, that should happen too. There are a number of conditions that could involve those symptoms, and there could be more going on that you realize. Many times there could be a connection between the oral and physical symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For past few months any time I eat candy or soda that contains "yellow" dyes such as green or yellow candy my tongue tingles & I cough a lot. Cause?
I have yellow-green coating on my tongue, red patches, and my breath smells like a tonsilith (which I do not have at the moment). ?
Your symptoms: Your symptoms require a one on one medical and dental history and personal clinical examination to diagnose and treat. See either your General Dentist or Primary Care Physician depending upon your best guess as to whether it is dental or medical in origin. ...Read more
I have a yellow/green film on my tongue and it doesn't hurt and using a tongue brush doesn't help. I have great oral hygiene. How can I cure this?
Possiblly drug : Drugs sometimes have oral side effects such as color changes to your tongue good oral hygiene may not be enough but if it isn't drug related see your periodontist to evaluate it. ...Read more