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I have GERD and on omeprozole, my mouth/tongue is very dry & my voice sometimes is hoarse. Anything I can take? Is this cause from taking ppi s?

I have GERD and on omeprozole, my mouth/tongue is very dry & my voice sometimes is hoarse. Anything I can take? Is this cause from taking ppi s?

Baking soda in water: Stomach acids from gastric reflux can be very irritating on the throat and vocal cords leading to hoarseness and dry mouth. Omeprazole can also dry out normal secretions that keep your mouth moist. Avoiding acidic foods (citrus, tomatoes, etc.) spicy foods and alcohol can help control gerd. Drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of baking soda after meals will neutralize acids too. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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White tongue lesions and fissures with uneven tongue borders?

White tongue lesions and fissures with uneven tongue borders?

You may be clenching: Many times uneven white borders of the tongue are caused by clenching or grinding your teeth.
Some of the other causes are diet, thrush, or other systeminc diseases. So get this checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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What causes chronic white tongue, it looks like yeast on tongue?

What causes chronic white tongue, it looks like yeast on tongue?

White tongue common: 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 more

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Which kind of diet changes can I make to get rid of my white tongue?

Which kind of diet changes can I make to get rid of my white tongue?

Clean tongue: You need to use a soft toothbrush and an tongue cleaner to clean your tongue. In addition, if the white areas continue then you need to see a dentist to get a rx for fungus. ...Read more

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My friend has chronic halitosis and a white tongue. Is it contagious?

My friend has chronic halitosis and a white tongue. Is it contagious?

Simple solution: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can we stop this white tongue coating from forming. Does it line our throats right down?

Can we stop this white tongue coating from forming. Does it line our throats right down?

Brush tongue: Try brushing your tongue to remove the coating. Usually there is food and bacterial debris on the tongue that causes the coating.
Allergies and post nasal drip can cause your throat to be sore and have the feeling that there is something in the back of your throat. ...Read more

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Negative oraquick at 30, 45, and 84 days post exposure. Negative blood test at 9 weeks. White tongue should I be worried?

Negative oraquick at 30, 45, and 84 days post exposure. Negative blood test at 9 weeks. White tongue should I be worried?

White tongue: A white tongue in someone who is healthy, has a good appetite, not having fevers or night sweats should not provoke anxiety.

Prevention of future exposure is the best advice to avoid a repeat of 3 months of uncertainty. ...Read more

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Had robot gallbladder removal 5 days ago. Experiencing A LOT of reflux and now have white tongue. Is this normal or should I be seen?

Thrush: This sounds like Thrush of the mouth and or esophagus. Yes, I would be seen but this should be easily addressed with an antifungal. ...Read more

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I have taking HIV test on 1, 7, 10 and 12 months marks, result non reactive, but symptoms prolonged, include white tongue. Are those test conclusive?

I have taking HIV test on 1, 7, 10 and 12 months marks, result non reactive, but symptoms prolonged, include white tongue. Are those test conclusive?

HIV Infection: You do not have hiv. There are numerous possible reasons for your white tongue. It is not hiv. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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Am amale with 20weeks past HIV exposure with unigold negative results. Have got white tongue with a slight headache. Are may test conclusive and tongue?

Am amale with 20weeks past HIV exposure with unigold negative results. Have got white tongue with a slight headache. Are may test conclusive and tongue?

HIV exposure: Hi, did you take Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) after your exposure? I would repeat the test again at 6 months and if there is any concern maybe you can your infectious disease doctor to check P24 or viral load. ...Read more

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White tongue and dry throat?

White tongue and dry throat?

Could be related: Regardless this requires a review of your medical and dental history as well as a one on one clinical exam. See your dentist for that. The internet is great for gathering basic general information but can't replace the doctor\patient relationship visit. ...Read more

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I've got a white tongue with dots?

I've got a white tongue with dots?

Yeast irritation: Thrush, aka yeast is a distinct possibility. It can turn your tongue a shiny red and alter your taste. Easily treated with an oral antifungal swish and swallow. You will need a prescription from your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having a white tongue normal?

Can you tell me is having a white tongue normal?

No: A pink tongue is normal. See a dentist to determine what is causing your white tongue. It could be a number of things and it requires a medical history and a one on one clinical exam to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal to have white tongue.?

I was wondering is it normal to have white tongue.?

White tongue?: All white? No. Slight white coating only on top, maybe. You need to be personally examined. Some white coatings are common and benign while others may reflect oral thrush, leukoplakia, lichen planus, or some other serious conditions. See a local oral surgeon for a diagnosis (and possible biopsy). ...Read more

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Is there a cure for white tongue?

Is there a cure for white tongue?

Brush your tongue: It is common for the tongue to have a white coating. This is food and bacterial debris that can be cleaned with a tongue screr or brush. This debris can cause bad breath.
There are other causes of a white coating also. This can be thrush, infection, allergies, if you are have sensitivity, pain or burning it is a good idea to, have this checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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Does postnasal drip cause a white tongue?

Does postnasal drip cause a white tongue?

Not usually: The nasal mucosa produces about a quart of mucus daily. It goes down the throat and we swallow it. I doubt this PND would cause discoloration of the tongue. You need to rule out a fungal infection. See Dentist or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Help! There's white tongue causing bad breath?

See dentist: There can be a few reasons for white tongue. A dentist or an ear nose and throat specialist can help you to uncover whether it could be from medication, thrush or another cause. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between bad breath and white tongue?

White Tongue?: White buildup on the tongue could contribute to some bad breath situations. Bad breath or halitosis can be caused by other conditions, such as gingivitis or gum disease, medications or medical problems, types of food in your diet, smoking, alcohol. Your dentist can prescribe a treatment for halitosis after he/she determines the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more


White Patches On Tongue (Definition)

Leukoplakia describes a white patch, however it is not a diagnosis. Often the white patch is a fungal infection. See your physician ...Read more