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How to get rid of discolored tongue?

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

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How do I get rid of my rough tongue?

How do I get rid of my rough tongue?

You can't: It is the way your tongue has developed and there is no way to get rid of it without significant surgery. The healing would be very painful and it may not cure the problem. ...Read more

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How can you get rid off burnt marks on the tongue?

Geographic tongue: also called benign migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition characterized by inflammation of the tongue and it usually heals without treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, if concerned. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of these stains on my tongue?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of these stains on my tongue?

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

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My tongue is a white colour and i don't know how to 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 more

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My tongue is a whiteish green colour what is this caused by and how do i get rid of it?

My tongue is a whiteish green colour what is this caused by and how do i get rid of it?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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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

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 more

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How to get rid of tongue lesions?

See a dentist: While some are benign and will not cause a problem, there are others that need to be addressed quickly. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of burnt tongue?

Time: You need to give it a few days and it will heal on its own. Eat bland and temperate foods. Ice chips and otc pain meds will help. ...Read more