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I have some or other stomic bug, my mouth feels hairy, my tounge is raw, what do I need to take?

I have some or other stomic bug, my mouth feels hairy, my tounge is raw, what do I need to take?

Treatment without dx: It's hard to treat something unless you know what that something is. Based on your limited comments, I couldn't venture a diagnosis. The likely cause is a viral illness. Because of the risk of Reye's syndrome, when you have a bug, use only (limited doses) of Tylenol, acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is a hairy tongue?

What is a hairy tongue?

Hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue is caused by elongation of papillae of the tongue, appear fur- like. It is not considered a disease. Good mouth hygiene recommended. ...Read more

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What causes a hairy tongue?

What causes a hairy tongue?

Can be caused: By a host of reasons - typically lack of proper hygiene - stimulation of the dorsal surface (top) of the tongue. Can also be due to medications, smoking, heavy coffee and tea consumption, etc. It is a benign, harmless, painless condition. It can take on different appearances (colors). ...Read more

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How is a hairy tongue treated?

Good ral hygiene: Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to treat black hairy tongue. Gently brush your teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush. Also, brush your tongue. You can use a tongue scraper to make sure you're thoroughly cleaning the area. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help keep your mouth clean. Finally, if you smoke quit this habit. ...Read more

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Will hairy tongue be forever gone?

Will hairy tongue be forever gone?

Most of the time: With good oral hygiene it clears up most of the time. Scraping the tongue regularly. ...Read more

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What do you do for a hairy tongue?

Brush and scrape it: Use a tongue scraper, available otc, or your tooth brush to brush the top of your tongue. Go as far back as you can tolerate. ...Read more

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How is white hairy tongue treated?

How is white hairy tongue treated?

Tongue Scraper: White hairy tongue is caused by the overgrowth of filiform papillae due to poor oral hygiene, some medications, excessive use of coffee, tea or tobacco products. Treatment consists of brushing the tongue with a toothbrush or the use of a tongue scraper. Ask your dental hygienist for instructions. ...Read more

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What is hairy tongue looking like?

What is hairy tongue looking like?

The name says it all: As its name implies, hairy tongue looks like, well.. Hair on the tongue. It represents a delayed loss of surface cells, resulting in a lengthening of the numerous "filliform papillae" on the upper tongue surface. The color may vary from yellow-white to black. For more info, see: http://www.Aaom.Com/patients/hairy-tongue/. ...Read more

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What can be done for a hairy tongue?

Brush: Hairy tongue is typically treated with debridement or simple brushing. Try brushing the tongue two to three times a day with a soft bristle toothbrush. ...Read more

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Is hairy tongue really actually hairy?

Usually: Usually it is hairy. It's dark in color because of the stains picked up from the foods and drinks you consume. ...Read more

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