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How To Get Rid Of Discolored Tongue
Tongue discolored: Depends on what discoloration is from. If from food, beverage exposure, remember to brush you tongue gently but thoroughly at least twice per day (morning and evening). See your dentist for a thorough cleaning to get you started. ...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
I have discoloration around my mouth and sides of my face, I had it for a long time. What is the best treatment to get rid of it?
Depends on cause: Depends on what the discoloration means. Some medicines can cause skin changes. For some people, darker or lighter skin in certain areas is normal. In these cases, there are no really effective medications to help. Laser may be helpful. If the discoloration is the result of an infection (fungus) you will need medicine. Dry skin can also result in discoloration. ...Read more
I've had a white discoloration around my mouth my whole life. Might be due to breathing through mouth since nose often stuffy? How do I get rid of it!
Probably normal: Having a white coating on the tongue surface is usually just debris caught in the papillae (bumps) of the surface. Scraping your tongue with a tongue scraper regularly can reduce this. Another possibility is that you have a fungal infection of your mouth and the white coating is fungal growth. In that case you need to be treated with an anti-fungal medication. See your dentist to find out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Tongue stains?: Since we can't see what you are describing over the internet, we really can't help you much other than to recommend you see a dentist to see what you are referring to. Tongues don't usually "stain"? Are you referring to food coloring? Which will go away on its own. Anything else requires a clinically evaluation. ...Read more
Geographic tongue: There is no way to prevent or treat this benign and harmless condition. Cause?- no one knows for sure although there are some possible links. More information at: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/geographic-tongue/ds00819 and http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/geographic-tongue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Geographic tongue: A "geographic" tongue got its name from a map-like pattern on the tongue. Some looks almost like a snake skin pattern. The cause is not well known ; it may change the patterns. If you feel your tongue retains more plaque or bacterial film, gently scrape it off with a tongue cleaner, which comes in a brush, blade, scraper, or spoon form. They are available in a drug store or at dentist. ...Read more
I have had a cut on the side of my tongue for 6 months and i can't get rid of it. Any help please.
See a dentist: This may be dental in origin such as a sharp tooth or filling that is rubbing against your tongue, or it may be one of a number of medical conditions. Your dentist will know what it is and what to do. If not, he\she can refer you to a specialist if it is beyond their scope of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get rid of those little white taste buds that hurt on the tip of your tongue when you get a cold?
Time: There is an old saying that you can treat them and they will go away in 5-7 days or you can leave them alone and they will go away in 5-7 days. The best thing to do is avoid foods and drinks that irritate them such as tart and acidic foods and drinks. If they are particularly uncomfortable you can rinse with milk of magnesia(1 tsp) and then spit it out. Oragel helps but is impossible to keep on. ...Read more
I have sores on the side of my tongue that really hurt. What can I do to get rid of them? Or prevent them from appearing
Decrease acid: Many of my patients with mouth sores drink or eat a lot of acidic foods or beverages. I have them stop drinking coffee, tea and sodas and stay away from oranges orange juice tomatoes or other acidic foods and drinks. I also have them rinse their mouths after each meal with maalox liquid. They also rinse their mouths before they go to bed. If this does not help see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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