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Hoarse Voice White Tongue
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 (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
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
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
Took Flucanozole for white tongue but didn't work. Past Hiv exposure 20weeks and tested negative. What may be the cause?
Negative oraquick at 30, 45, and 84 days post exposure. Negative blood test at 9 weeks. White tongue should I be worried?
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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