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Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding ?

Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding ?

White bump: sounds like it could be an Apthous ulcrr.. However I would definitely have it checked by your dentist when it is acute not after its healed. that would give him the best information to make a proper diagnosis ...Read more

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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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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
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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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How will i know what does a white tongue mean?

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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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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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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