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What does orange colour on the tongue signify?

What does orange colour on the tongue signify?

Something ingested: It most likely something that you have ingested — either a drink or food. Try brushing your tongue and get a tongue scraper (you can pick them up at any cvs, target, etc.) and see if that takes it off. ...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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Is there a cure for orange tongue?

Is there a cure for orange tongue?

Not sure: "Orange tongue" is not a medical diagnosis per se. Assuming you haven' t been eating lots of orange popsicles, it could be overgrowith of a yeast or bacteria, especially if associated with bad breath or burning sensation. Try some live culture yogurt daily for a week or so. If it persists or if it is associated with severe symptoms, have it checked out. ...Read more

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Orange phlegm do I neeed antibiotics?

Orange phlegm do I neeed antibiotics?

Depends: The decision to properly rx antibiotics would hopefully depend on the toal picture of a good history and physical, and a dr would need to rx them anyway, so get a good eval and you will have your answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue hurt when I eat orange? Thought it was the dye.

Acid: Oranges are filled with citric acid. If there are breaks in the lining of the tongue oranges will cause tongue pain. ...Read more

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What causes the back of your tongue to be raised and orange and have bumps?

What causes the back of your tongue to be raised and orange and have bumps?

Might be normal: You really need to be seen for a useful answer to this question. If the bumps are arranged in a 'v; shape on the far back of the top surface of your tongue, they could just be taste buds. ...Read more

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Every morning there is an orange/white coating on my tongue. What causes this?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy 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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My nephew has had an orange tongue for a week now, we brush it daily but it will not go away. He is two and a half months. Is this a serious concern?

My nephew has had an orange tongue for a week now, we brush it daily but it will not go away. He is two and a half months. Is this a serious concern?

Diet?: He should check if there is something in his diet that might be responsible. Also, might be time for a medical check up. ...Read more

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3 weeks on antibiotics for sinuses now snot color is mostly clear but off and on still will blow out some orange or brownish that's thick why?

3 weeks on antibiotics for sinuses now snot color is mostly clear but off and on still will blow out some orange or brownish that's thick why?

Residual sinusitis: It appears that there is some residual sinusitis. Some cases require potent antibiotics. Check with your md to see if more treatment is needed. I think in time the infection will clear however. ...Read more

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This morning I saw an orange stain on my tongue and brushed it off easily. However, I washed my tongue yesterday before going to bed. What could it be?

This morning I saw an orange stain on my tongue and brushed it off easily. However, I washed my tongue yesterday before going to bed. What could it be?

Orange stain?: If it happened only once i wouldn't be concerned about it. If continues to occur, think about what you are eating and drinking as it is probably related. I have never seen an orange tongue but I guess it could be bacterial, fungal or a result of acid reflux? You would have to have a dentist or ENT specialist examine you when it is present in order to try to solve this mystery. ...Read more

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What iscausing my tongue to be orange?

Many reasons: Orange discoloration may be related to the color of lozenges, food or medications you may be using that have orange coloring. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have orange tongue?

Not sure: Assuming you haven' t been eating lots of orange popsicles, it could be overgrowith of a yeast or bacteria, especially if associated with bad breath or burning sensation. Try some live culture yogurt daily for a week or so. If it persists or if it is associated with severe symptoms, have it checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an orange tongue?

What does it mean if you have an orange tongue?

Many things: It could meany things. Eating, drinking certain foods. Some medications. Bacterial, fungal infections. Acid reflux. Not cleaning your tongue regularly. Usually this is not a serious thing. Try cleaning your tongue and watch the things you eat and this should take care of the orange tongue. If you generally feel ill or if it persists then see your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with orange markings on my tongue, what could this be?

Candy or foods: Usually the orange color is from candy or foods. Some antibiotics can cause an orange tongue. If it does not clear up, in a few days then you should see a doctor or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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There is brown tongue after antibiotic is it yeast?

There is brown tongue after antibiotic is it yeast?

No: Yeast in the mouth is white not brown. If you smoke and don't brush your tongue, your tongue can look brown. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue hurt when I eat orange and lemon?

Citric acid: Acidic foods may hurt or burn in your tongue is already sensitive. This could be chronic irritation from using harsh toothpaste with whiteners in it, or a yeast infection of your tongue. If it's bothering you a lot have your doctor take a look. Your dentist may be able to help you if you're due, or if you're not getting answers go see an ent. ...Read more

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Itchy tongue after taking antibiotic. Is this normal?

Itchy tongue after taking antibiotic. Is this normal?

Possibly Candida: It is not uncommon to develop an oral yeast infection after a bout of antibiotics. To be sure that is what is(& not something else) and for treatment you should see the doctor who gave you the antibiotics, an oral surgeon, or dds to evaluate properly if it does not resolve shortly. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue have orange coating in morning and end of day? I brush it off and it comes back.

Why does my tongue have orange coating in morning and end of day? I brush it off and it comes back.

Buildup of a lot : It is a buildup of food particles, bacteria, sloughing dead tissue and a variety of things. Because the tongue surface has deep fissures everything gets "stuck' in the fissures. Brushing it daily is always a good thing. It also improves the sense of taste. ...Read more

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My tongue cycles between having white patches that become orange. It is also inflammed. Antifungals/antimicrobials do not treat it. Help?

My tongue cycles between having white patches that become orange. It is also inflammed. Antifungals/antimicrobials do not treat it. Help?

Geographic Tongue: You MIGHT have "geographic tongue" (see the photo). Unfortunately, this is what's called a "poorly understood disease." A dentist or primary care provider might be able to give you a topical anesthetic. Also, you should confirm the diagnosis. I'm basing it only on your description, but it is very common. This might help: http://www.aaomp.org/public/docs/geographic-tongue.pdf ...Read more

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When I woke up, mike tongue was orange, why?

GERD? See PCP: Having an orange color to the tongue can be easy to miss as the tongue tends to change color depending on the food being eaten or possible GERD? See you PCP for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tongue is orange?

Would need to know: More details of what led to this pigmentation. Pmh, medications ... Would be best to be evaluated by your physician or dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you get an orange tongue?

What does it mean if you get an orange tongue?

Food debris: Foods and drinks can cause your tongue to be orange. Clean you tongue with a brush or a tongue scrapper. This should take care of the colored debris and make your breath fresher ...Read more

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Why I have orange tongue in back on tongue for 4 days?

Why I have orange tongue in back on tongue for 4 days?

Possible Infection: Hairy tongue occurs due to lack of stimulation / abrasion to the top of the tongue. The result is a buildup of a protein known as keratin. This buildup can get infected, it can also pick up stains, giving it an array of different colors.

See your physician for a differential diagnosis and treatment if necessary.

Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I am on an antibiotic for Lyme disease. I just noticed that my tongue is dark brown or black. Why?

Antibiotic effect: Some antibiotics can cause a dark discoloration, appearing brown or black, or even "hairy." It will not hurt you. When you stop the antibiotic it will gradually go away. ...Read more

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Why my tongue colour is green and white last two weeks? I got many antibiotic for angina is that reason for it? Or what is the reasons?

Why my tongue colour is green and white last two weeks? I got many antibiotic for angina is that reason for it? Or what is the reasons?

Green tongue: Yes antibiotics can change the mouth bacterial and fungal balance and cause problems that you are describing. You should report this to your doctor to see about treatment. ...Read more

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I have an orange tongue. Igot aperscription for it by an online doctor but have had no luckI have tried scraping gargling with peroxide. Suggestions?

I have an orange tongue. Igot aperscription for it by an online doctor but have had no luckI have tried scraping gargling with peroxide. Suggestions?

Yes: Don't rely on an online remedy. See a local General Dentist or better yet an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist for a medical and dental history along with a proper diagnosis, and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more