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Is this a yeast infection if my tongue is coated when I scrape every evening?

Is this a yeast infection if my tongue is coated when I scrape every evening?

Oral thrush: When you scrap the toungue, and the toungue becomes clear it is not thrush. With thrush, the scraped area shows some hemorrhagic spots on toungue. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I was on flagyl for a bacterial vaginosis infection 2 weeks ago. Then given diflucan for a yeast infection. Now I have a white tongue. Help!

I was on flagyl for a bacterial vaginosis infection 2 weeks ago. Then given diflucan for a yeast infection. Now I have a white tongue. Help!

Coated tongue: White coated tongue is common with many things, including minor viral infections, changes in nutrition, and various antibiotics. That's probably the cause and it should clear up on its own within a few days. It's harmless, nothing to worry about. But discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection look like on your tongue?

What is a yeast infection look like on your tongue?

Yeast infection: On the tongue, yeast infections can look like cottage cheese curds. When these are removed or scraped off, the underlying mucous membranes are intensely red. The tongue can also be uniformly red or look like it has folds on it without the white curds. ...Read more

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I have small red patches on my tongue, but they don't cause pain. Could a yeast infection have anything to do with getting these?

I have small red patches on my tongue, but they don't cause pain. Could a yeast infection have anything to do with getting these?

Tongue: many things can cause it. They include yeast, local trauma, thyroid issues and low b12. See an ENT for a culture and some blood tests ...Read more

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Oral yeast infection from tongue piercing, what do I do?

Oral yeast infection from tongue piercing, what do I do?

Please see your: Physician who can prescribe appropriate medication for you. ...Read more

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What is actually yeast infection on tongue and penis? How it come?

What is actually yeast infection on tongue and penis? How it come?

Unprotected sex: Yeast infection is a curdy, white affliction. If you performed oral sex and then unprotected sex with a woman who had a vaginal yeast infection, then you infected your tongue and penis. See your physician to get this cleared up. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between oral thrush and geographic tongue? Can both be caused by yeast infection?

How can you tell the difference between oral thrush and geographic tongue? Can both be caused by yeast infection?

Thrush vs Geographic: Thrush-creamy white coating; fungal (candidia a.) due to imbalance of organisms\immune system issues; can be brushed off to some extent; worsens with time; requires treatment! geographic tongue- random and varied bald spots, changes over time in size and location; unknown etiology; benign and does not require treatment. See your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My tongue has a yellow film on it for 5 months now. The doctor gave me a medicine to treat a yeast infection but it didn't help. What else could it be?

My tongue has a yellow film on it for 5 months now. The doctor gave me a medicine to treat a yeast infection but it didn't help. What else could it be?

Does it bother you?: What i mean is besides the fact that you have a yellow film does it bother you at all? If you're not having pain irritation burning or any other symptoms then forget about it. It is amazing how different people's tongues can look at various times. Frequently what you eat and drink can affect how your tongue looks. Acids can especially alter the tongues appearance. ...Read more

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I've had a yeast infection in my mouth for a long time than it moved down below! my saliva glands are all swallowen up under neath my tongue?

Mouth infection: See an oral surgeon immediatly it may not be yeast and may indicate a severe medical condition. Pts with aids many times will have what they think is a yeast infection get help right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more