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Can we stop this white tongue coating from forming. Does it line our throats right down?

Can we stop this white tongue coating from forming. Does it line our throats right down?

Brush tongue: Try brushing your tongue to remove the coating. Usually there is food and bacterial debris on the tongue that causes the coating. Allergies and post nasal drip can cause your throat to be sore and have the feeling that there is something in the back of your throat. ...Read more

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Lm suffering from very thick tongue coating or actually it`s mucus in nature which makes me have halitosis.And this is very impressive &irretative pr?

Lm suffering from very thick tongue  coating or actually it`s mucus in nature which makes me have halitosis.And this is very impressive &irretative pr?

Suggestion: I would suggest scraping it off with a brush or better yet a tongue scrapper... If it does not come off or the halitosis does not improve... See your dentist for other options and a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get white tongue coating when taking flagyl. Any way to prevent?

I get white tongue coating when taking flagyl. Any way to prevent?

Need more info: 1) How often, and why, are you taking flagyl? 2) Do you get similar white coating or discharge on other mucus membranes, such as the vagina or anus? 3) Have you been treated for oral thrush, with any anti-fungal medicines, like clotrimazole or nystatin? Rarely, persistent oral thrush can indicate HIV infection (AIDS). See a doctor to get a quick painless test to rule out this possibility. ...Read more

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Can untreated chronic post nasal drip for well over a decade cause mouth issues, like tongue coating and dry mouth, scalloped tongue?

Can untreated chronic post nasal drip for well over a decade cause mouth issues, like tongue coating and dry mouth, scalloped tongue?

Yes: Yes, the chronic post nasal drip is likely causing you to be more of a mouth breather. This causes change in the quality and character of the saliva hence dry mouth, coated tongue, probably bad breath, etc. The scalloped or crenated tongue may be an indication of other health issues such as hypothyroidism ...Read more

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A black hairy tongue is a coating or is a real change in the tongue?

A black hairy tongue is a coating or is a real change in the tongue?

Real change: The cause is uncertain, but hairy tounge mainly affects people who are heavy smokers. It has also been associated with poor oral hygiene. Scraping or brushing of the tounge can sometimes help. ...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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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?

NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds(papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The lack of symptoms also suggests this diagnosis. A more effective cleaning regimen, helped by a dental evaluation should take care of the problem. ...Read more