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Is This A Yeast Infection If My Tongue Is Coated When I Scrape Every Evening
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Possibly: See your dentist for a complete evaluation and if necessary, a treatment plan for your problem. ...Read more
Please see your: Physician who can prescribe appropriate medication for you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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