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Black phlem, black saliva, black tongue, why?

Black phlem, black saliva, black tongue, why?

See doctor / dentist: This is too little information for an answer to your question to be given. But it is enough information that you should visit your doctor or dentist and be checked out. Black is often a sign of bleeding, but can also be a sign of some types of infection. Neither is good. Go see a doctor! ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Can a tongue scraper get rid of black hairy tongue?

Can a tongue scraper get rid of black hairy tongue?

Yes: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by scraping the tongue with a scraper if you are diligent. ...Read more

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How common black hairy tongue?

How common  black hairy tongue?

Unknown: I don't think there have been any studies on this subject. It can range from mild to severe. I see mild cases often but only occasionally a severe case. ...Read more

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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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What's black hairy tongue besides licorice?

What's black hairy tongue besides licorice?

Tobacco and: Smoking and poor oral hygiene and see this website for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What causes a black hairy tongue?

Overgrown papillae: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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What causes a black hairy tongue?

What causes a  black hairy tongue?

Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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Is black hairy tongue dangerous?

Is black hairy tongue dangerous?

no: Many people have black or even white hair tongue-some various causes-anemia-gastric upsets -heavy smokers -radiation treatment-not dangerous- brush tongue to keep it clean. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause a black hairy tongue?

Can antibiotics cause a black hairy tongue?

Yes, it can: The antibiotics may disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in the mouth and cause hairy tongue. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

Symptoms: Symptoms indicate normal anatomy with compromised Oral Hygiene. Make a 1st thing in the morning appointment with your Dentist. Do not brush, eat, or drink before appointment. Allow your Dentist to examine the white and yellow coatings before cleaning, then evaluate your hygiene technique, to help you address your symptoms. Please seek professional evaluation. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush coat just your tongue?

Can oral thrush coat just your tongue?

No: It can extend over all mucous membranes in the oral cavity and down the esophagus. I have seen patients with strings of white exudate extending from their uvula to the tongue and their entire throat coated white. If you are a normal adult u should not be getting thrush and should have your immune system examined and u should get tested for hiv. ...Read more

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Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Oral Thrush?: What you describe may be candidiasis or oral thrush, which is a fungal infection and easily treated by your dentist (or physician). However, you need to have it looked at to confirm the diagnosis and then have proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is a black hairy tongue?

What is a black hairy tongue?

Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush in infants be black spots instead of white spots?

Can oral thrush in infants be black spots instead of white spots?

Thrush is white: Thrush is white. Black discoloration of the mouth can happen. It is usually temporary and harmless. However, it is impossible for any doctor to day what is causing it without seeing it. ...Read more

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Is black hairy tongue common with antibiotics?

Is black hairy tongue common with antibiotics?

Black hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue can occur when you take antibiotics because the normal bacteria in the mouth is killed off. Clean your tongue with a tongue scraper or toothbrush. This should resolve once you finish the antibiotic. ...Read more

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White tongue lesions and fissures with uneven tongue borders?

You may be clenching: Many times uneven white borders of the tongue are caused by clenching or grinding your teeth. Some of the other causes are diet, thrush, or other systeminc diseases. So get this checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and dental history along with a personal clinical exam is required. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more