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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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I had unprotected oral sex three months ago. I have a swollen white tongue. Tip of tongue burns. Itchy bumps on face. Is this hiv or other std?

I had unprotected oral sex three months ago. I have a swollen white tongue. Tip of tongue burns. Itchy bumps on face. Is this hiv or other std?

Get tested: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer, without examining you and performing some tests. Please see your doctor. If you do not have a personal physician, please seek care at your city of count health department or at planned parenthood. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!

Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman.  Is this Hiv? Plz help!!

Need testing: Instead of panicking, please make an appointment with your medical provider for HIV testing, history, and physical. There are also over-the-counter tests available which are not cheap. Next time, use protection please. I sincerely hope your hiv test is negative. ...Read more

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Is a swollen neck and white patch on tongue common with salivary gland problems?

Is a swollen neck and white patch on tongue common with salivary gland problems?

White patch: White patch most likely not a problem salivary gland. Could be bad teeth the reason for swollen glands. If persisting not getting better, you should see your doctor. Some rare cause of white patches are precancerous conditions and candidiasis. ...Read more

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White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "candidiasis, " or what you might call "thrush." that's not something that easily goes away by itself. You should see a dentist & get some medication. More importantly, your dentist needs to rule out other problems which are potentially dangerous. Get help. ...Read more

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I need help! but i can't afford a counselor. I've been sick for so long im so scared I have lymphoma, no1 will test me lost so much weight swollen nodes random rashes pop up, white tongue no im not hiv+?

I need help! but i can't afford a counselor. I've been sick for so long im so scared I have lymphoma, no1 will test me lost so much weight swollen nodes random rashes pop up, white tongue no im not hiv+?

Do u sleep at night?: You are on wellbutrin (bupropion) and i suppose the Nadolol is for anxiety? If losing weight, rashes, consider tagament, h-2 blocking effect will help if u have a stress induced rash or reflux. Many lose weight on wellbutrin (bupropion). If not sleeping well, grinding teeth at night, etc, need anxiety management. To the nodes; someone had to examine u, get a second opinion, but may need 2 consider re-eval of meds. ...Read more

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I noticed a white tongue after >6w of low risk HIV exposure. Mild fever+swollen lymph node+morning loose stool(1 time). Can this be HIV ?

I noticed a white tongue after >6w of low risk HIV exposure. Mild fever+swollen lymph node+morning loose stool(1 time). Can this be HIV ?

Asked and Answered: I believe we have already powerfully reminded you that NO this is not a sign of an early HIV infection. Diarrhea and Loose stool can have a thousand different causes. When you add a fever to this you begin to consider GI infection or stress on top of an infection. If you are worried about HIV you go get an HIV RNA test. That would be very accurate at this point after infection. ...Read more

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Everytime I get white tongue cause either by GERD or thrush I notice I get swollen lymph nodes on the side of chest that is sore ,is that GERD related?

Everytime I get white tongue cause either by GERD or thrush I notice I get swollen lymph nodes on the side of chest that is sore ,is that GERD related?

Need more details: White coat on tongue is not always thrush. Do you smoke? Are you sick? How do you know it is thrush? If it is thrush, you need to explore the reason for it. You need to spend some time with your DR. If your Dr fails to provide satisfaction, request a consult with a Dr of internal medicine. ...Read more

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