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Will rashes on forehead, genital itch and tingling n white tongue be a sign of HIV or side effects of topiramate? . Last week, negative HIV test.

Will rashes on forehead, genital itch and tingling n white tongue be a sign of HIV or side effects of topiramate? . Last week, negative HIV test.

Topiramate: Those are all potential side effects of topiramate. Contact your doctor and ask him or her what to do. Best wishes. Info can be found at www. Drugs. Com and type in topiramate and look under side effects. More detailed side effects are under the for professionals section. ...Read more

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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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Stressing out five days after sex got soar throat white tongue. Had first HIV test came back negative still worried r these signs of hiv?

Stressing out five days after sex got soar throat white tongue. Had first HIV test came back negative still worried r these signs of hiv?

HIV: Without knowing what your white tongue was due to it would be very unusual even for acute HIV infection to manifest itself 5 days after being infected. If you are being followed up, continue your testing. If you really want definitive confirmation of negativity you might get a PCR for HIV RNA. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some signs confused with HIV ars and anxiety? I have had white tongue which oral surg. Says is not yeast, feeling something stuck in throat.

What are some signs confused with HIV ars and anxiety? I have had white tongue which oral surg. Says is not yeast, feeling something stuck in throat.

Not exactly sure: What info you are asking for. I will provide some anxiety sxs: feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Do any of these fit? ...Read more

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Could a sore throat in the morning and dry mouth be a sign of dehydration?

Could a sore throat in the morning and dry mouth be a sign of dehydration?

Yes or: You may be a mouth-breather when you sleep and therefore your mouth would be dry and your throat could be sore. Also medications may dry your mouth and irritate your throat.

If you try hydration without success, see your physician for an examination. ...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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Can doctors tell me what does my white tongue mean?

Can doctors tell me what does my white tongue mean?

Several possiblities: White tongue could be something as simple as hairy tongue; in which case a tongue scraper is all you need. But is could also be a fungal infection. Best get it checked out by a dentist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is white tongue contagious? Really worried about this problem

Is white tongue contagious? Really worried about this problem

ManyCauses: There are many causes of white tongue from dry mouth, dehydration, poor oral hygiene, smoking&tobacco use, alcohol use, mouth breathing, from dental appliances, certain meds. To infections like oral thrush and other
Usually it is not contagious but rarely it can be
Get it checked by your Doctor if it is of concern ...Read more

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I get a white tongue and it smells, what could this be and how do I cure it?

I get a white tongue and it smells, what could this be and how do I cure it?

YEAST: Sounds like you may have "thrush" a yeast infection! You need to see a Health Care Professional to prescribe an anti-fungal mouth wash...Your Dentist may be able to help!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Used klricid 500mg bd. Now white tongue & perserive taste s irritating. How can I develop taste buds?

Used klricid 500mg bd. Now white tongue & perserive taste s irritating. How can I develop taste buds?

Clarithromycin: Klaricid like any antibiotic kills good bacteria as well as bad ones. The good bacteria also inhibit thrush.

Try yogurt and probiotic. If that fails might need medication for thrush. ...Read more

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Are there any hormonal conditions that may cause a white tongue? My tongue looks whitish. Not in a patch, not rough, not painful, uniformally.

Are there any hormonal conditions that may cause a white tongue? My tongue looks whitish. Not in a patch, not rough, not painful, uniformally.

? Anemia: Does your tongue have white coating that can be scrapped away or is the tongue pale? If it is latter, you may be anemia and could benefit from taking oral iron and multivitamin supplements. ...Read more

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For as long as I can remember had a white tongue and through googling it I have started to worry myself just lookin for some info what it could be.

For as long as I can remember had a white tongue and through googling it I have started to worry myself just lookin for some info what it could be.

Probably: Since you have seen this for "as long as you can remember" it has no significance. Yet, for your piece of mind go the you family practitioner. ...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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What causes white tongue?

What causes white tongue?

Many things: Many things can contribute to a white coating on the tongue. We frequently see this with nasal conditions that cause one to breath through the mouth. Other common causes include thrush and geographic tongue. Consider using a tongue scraper to remove the coating. You should see you doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...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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What are the causes of a white tongue?

What are the causes of a white tongue?

Several: Certain foods can cause a whitish appearance of the tongue as well as certain medications such as antibiotics. Another possibility is the presence of a geographic tongue where you may have white patterns appear. Smoking is also a very common cause. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause white fuzzy tongue?

Can dehydration cause white fuzzy tongue?

Maybe: Dehydration may decrease your salivary flow, which is a natural protector of oral tissue. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a white tongue mean?

Fungal infection: The white tongue is often a sign of a fungal infection. Have you been on antibiotics? Is your immune system immunosuppresed? If the white rubs off and leaves a smooth red tongue, see your dentist for treatment of the fungal infection. The treatment can be will mouth rinses, creams, or pills. ...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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Can a white painless tongue without any patches mean I have dehydration?

Can a white painless tongue without any patches mean I have dehydration?

Maybe/maybe not: White coated tongue is a very non-specific finding. There are more specific physical findings suggestive of dehydration, e.g., weight loss of more than 3%, infrequent urination, dry lips with sticky saliva, etc. ...Read more

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Is a white tongue healthy and if not how can I bring it back to a normal pink color?

Is a white tongue healthy and if not how can I bring it back to a normal pink color?

Not healthy: Does your tongue hurt? If not, it may be a heavy build up of plaque (bacteria) on the tongue. A tongue scraper is very effective to remove it. It will bring the pink color back and make your breath better. A toothbrush will remove some of it, but a scraper works best and has less gagging with it. ...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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I have a white tongue and red big bumps in back what is it?

I have a white tongue and red big bumps in back what is it?

Maybe normal anatomy: Your tongue maybe normal. The red bumps maybe your taste buds and the white tongue maybe related to what you recently ate. If you have symptoms or things do not change please go to your doctor and have your tongue checked out. ...Read more

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I have white tongue and bad breath. What can I do to fix it?

I have white tongue and bad breath. What can I do to fix it?

White tongue: It would be wise to visit your dentist to rule out a possible fungal infection. A bad breath can be due to gum disease or having cavities in the mouth. It is also possible that you may just need a good cleaning that would solve the issue in hand. ...Read more

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Help please! I'm having white tongue causing bad breath. How to stop this?

Tongue blade: Go buy a tongue blade that is used to remove the white buildup on your tongue and then brush 2x daily. ...Read more

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My eight week old has white tongue with black spots on it what could this mean?

Tongue changes: Things like dermatology and oral diagnosis really require visual inspection. It is difficult to tell you what this is without seeing it. My advice is to see your pediatrician. ...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


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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more