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Orange Coated Tongue
See your dentist: Candida albicans is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. ...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
Brush it: Try brushing your tongue, either with toothpaste or listerine. ...Read more
Film on tongue: The normal tongue is generally light pink with visible papillae, which resemble the bristles on your toothbrush. A coated tongue usually has a white to yellowish covering or thickness to it. It can look like a thin layer of tapioca on the tongue. If you brush your tongue regularly, you will get rid of that thickness and a pink tongue will greet you in the mirror. ...Read more
Possibly: There are a number of reasons for bad breath- one being a coated tongue, using a tongue scraper or brushing your tongue would help remove the film. Other reasons include what you ate and acid reflux, and the most common gingivitis/periodontitis (gum disease) due to plaque building up under the gums. ...Read more
Sure, but...: It would mean the patient caught HIV quite a while ago because it takes time for HIV to damage his immune system to the point of his developing opportunisitic infections such as oral thrush. Opportunistic infections are infections that happen to weakened patients but typically not to people with a healthy immune system. Whatever happened one day before oral thrush appears should not be the cause. ...Read more
Brush your tongue: A coated tongue does not necessarily mean you have thrush, which is an oral yeast infection. If the coating looks like cottage cheese curds, can be easily wiped away and it leaves the surface of tongue looking red. You should be brushing your tongue with your toothbrush after brushing your teeth, each and every time you brush. After a few days, your tongue should look normal. Questions, see dds. ...Read more
For 5 months I 've had a white coated tongue with a sweet taste in my mouth. What is causing this and how can I get ride of it?
I recently asked a question here what could cause coated tongue apart from thrush and was told squamous cells. What are squarmous cells on tongue!
Squamous cells: They are cells that line our respiratory, digestive and skin ...Read more
I have had yellow/coated tongue for 4 months & have done everything to get rid of it and it still comes back everyday. Any advice or pills that work?
Possible fungal infe: First, a detailed history is necessary, and I would try with a antifungal agent like Mycilex troches, and use tongue sweeper 2x a day and good oral hygiene. Dr Neksovic ...Read more
Why am I having trouble swallowing - feels like there is something in my throat but no symptoms except coated tongue?
Reflux: One of the most common reasons my patients complain of this symptom is acid reflux. A small bit of acid can come up when you lie flat and it causes swelling of the larynx. This causes the feeling that something is stuck in your throat. Avoid -spicy foods, eating late a night, acid foods. Try Prilosec otc for a couple of weeks and if it doesn't get better see an ent. ...Read more
Wake up with a coated tongue, gets worse after coffee. I brush and most of it comes off. Then after I eat a lolly goes clear only to come back later?
What would cause a white and yellow coated tongue? I brush, floss, rinse and scrape my tongue 3 times a day, it keeps reappearing. What could this be
Hi im ahmed from macedonia, I want to ask about oral thrush or yellow coated tongue im not sure what is but I want to know if there is medical help for?
Coated tongue: What is everything and who if anyone have you seen already? See a dentist who can probably resolve your issue. If necessary you might be referred to your physician. ...Read more
Any connections with white/yellow coated tongue and liver issues? Pain under right rib for a year. All bloodwork/US/CTscan normal. Still concerned.
Liver issue?: If all of your labs, ultrasound, and CT scan are completely normal, why are you concerned about a possible liver issue? Is there more to the story than you have shared with us? I would follow up with your doctor or a gastroenterologist for the next step in trying to figure out the cause of your right-sided abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more
I have these 2 extremely tiny red spots in the mouth in the cheek. I also have these white things in my cheeks I can scrape off. I have a coated tongue?
Observe your "lesions" during a month and if you are still worried consult your dentist.
Mouth rinse with clorhexidine will help.
Good cleaning and brushing is a must specially before going to bed. ...Read more
10 month old baby boy has white coated tongue (not spots) and bad breath. From what I read, probably not thrush, what else could it be?
Could Be Thrush: Frequently, thrush has a white coating over the tongue and if you wipe the tongue gently with a gauze, the classic red "spots" will show up. Either way, you need to have your son evaluated to determine what is causing this. Either a dentist or pediatrician can help you. ...Read more
I was on triple therapy for plyori. My coated tongue didn't respond to drops after 5 days. Now put on nystatin capsules. How long till better?
Constipated since July and require laxatives to go. After I poo I feel nauseated. I get discomfort around my navel and a coated tongue. What's wrong?
Foul odor coming from nose and coated tongue. Pain when I poop and bleeding everyday thing what should I do?
DDS and MD: See a dentist for your dental problems and a physician for your medical issues. ...Read more
Is it normal to see the vallate papillae in a healthy tongue? Is it normal they look like swollen red bumps? Or is it an indication of something wrong when also having a white coated tongue?
Thrush: A swollen red tongue with a white coating sounds like thrush (yeast infection of the mouth and throat). This is very rare in an adult and is often a sign of another more serious health problem like HIV infection or uncontrolled diabetes. Please, please see your doctor to get checked out! ...Read more
Hello I have a grey coated tongue with white spots on my tonsils and I'm pretty sure my glands below my jaw are a little swollen what could this be?
Tonsillitis: The most common cause would be a viral throat infection which usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except gargling with warm salt water. If throat soreness worsens rather than improves, a rapid throat culture should be ordered to look for a strep infection which requires antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
What causes a coated tongue? I can't get rid of it. I have tried a tongue scraper, brushing my tongue, mouth wash, gargling with salt water. No luck.
I had sex with a sex worker and after 2 months all of my STD tests are negative But for a whole 2 months I have a white coated tongue with red spots?
Not an STD: No STD causes coated tongue or any other tongue symtpoms. If you took antibiotics for STD prevention, that might be the cause. But it's probably unrelated to the sexual exposure 2 months ago. See a doctor if you remain concerned, but no STD worries. ...Read more
My IgE was 388 three months ago and now 374. I also developed thrush-like tongue that my ENT said is coated tongue. When my IgE didn't go down my pcp?
Make out your question. Ask again more clearly!
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Been experiencing a coated tongue with spots that reappears after brushing off. Also the roof of mouth is coated too. I've been told it isn't thrush.?
White tongue causes: 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
White coated tongue with halitosis. Since many months. Tried anti fungal mouth paint, metronidazole. Tongue cleaner use regular unresolved! Please help.?
Possibly probiotics: Sounds like you've addressed the common issues of fungal overgrowth and tongue hygiene. A promising but not well understood area in dentistry is probiotics. Colonizing your mouth with a different flora may help. Do some research and see if a dentist well versed in this area can help. ...Read more
I have a persistant excessive mucous in my throat and white coated tongue for nearly a year. Reoccuring sore throat. What is the cause and how to treat?
LPR: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more
For 1 week: mild jaw pain, swollen 'coated' tongue, canker sore underneath tooth on tongue. Doctor thinks reflux. Smoker. Should I get second opinion?
Your symptoms: If you feel it necessary. Stop smoking and see a gastroenterologist for testing to confirm or negate that diagnosis. ...Read more
I have anxiety, panic attacks, weight loss, rundown, tiredness, coated tongue, weakness, memory loss, confusion and irritability. I have been to a rheumo and am negative to those disease. What should I do?
Had STD testing (blood draw) done for HIV which was "non reactive". I have eye floaters and lately white rings/ coated tongue. What is going on?
Vitreous detachment: Floaters are usually secondary to vitreous detachment from the retina. This is a normal aging process and it can start as early as teens in a highly nearsighted person to into the 60's. But when you first notice it u need to see an eye md to make sure there are no retinal tears. Your mouth lesions may be candida and from a lot of stress and not necessarily HIV related. See your primary md. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. Coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?
I have unintentional weight loss, fatigue, swollen glands and a coated tongue. (A bit white) took oral thrush medication but hasn't got rid completely?
See your doctor soon: Your weight loss, fatigue and swollen glands are most concerning. If you are sexually active, consider a visit to the local clinic for a quick check and simple blood tests. They will take a medical history and narrow the possible causes of these symptoms. Do not waste your time with worry. Get some real information and act on the advice. ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for 4 months, it hurts more some days than others, red throat, post nasal drip, heartburn, white coated tongue, golden staph+?
See a doctor:
There may or may not be a correlation between the tongue and your stomach. One possibility is gerd of gastroesophogealrefluxdisease where acid from the stomach is coming back up and into your mouth. It could be candidiasis or a yeast
infection on your tongue or other conditions. Please see you doctor. ...Read more