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No matter how much I scrape my tongue, I can't get the layer of white stuff off.  is this normal?

No matter how much I scrape my tongue, I can't get the layer of white stuff off.  is this normal?

It is normal: The "white stuff" is keratin from the underlying tongue tissue. Also the taste buds in the top part of the tongue are long and "finger-like." the anatomy of the taste buds and this keratin layer can sometimes make the tongue look "hairy." this is completely benign. Scrubbing your tongue is not needed and cause harm. ...Read more

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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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How to apply orabase on your tongue and what exactly does it do?

How to apply orabase on your tongue and what exactly does it do?

Topical relief: Orabase is an over the counter topical pain reliever. It works by reducing the swelling, itching, and pain that can occur with mouth sores. Dab or press (do not rub) a small amount of paste onto the area to be treated until the paste sticks and a smooth, slippery film develops. A cotton swab may be used to apply the paste. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is your tongue supposed to be smooth?

Can anyone tell me is your tongue supposed to be smooth?

Tongue texture: The term "smooth" is relative. There is a wide range of "normal". It should be not as smooth as glass nor as rough as extra coarse sandpaper. See your own dentist to determine the health and normalcy of your tongue (as well as all your teeth and the rest of the soft tissues of your mouth). ...Read more

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What is some information about tongue cancer?

What is some information about tongue cancer?

Information: emedicine.medscape.com/article/847428-overview. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing. ...Read more

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Are tongue piercings safe?

Are tongue piercings safe?

Don't know: Its probably ok but thats a long time to wait i would see my dentist and have an evaluation done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is nail polish toxic to children if they lget some in their tongue?

Is nail polish toxic to children if they lget some in their tongue?

Probably not: Not likely. But how did you get in this situation in the first place? Small amounts of polish are not likely to be toxic if only a one -time deal. ...Read more

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How deadly are tongue piercings?

How deadly are tongue piercings?

Not too deadly: Tongue piercings are not deadly if performed correctly and by experienced individuals. Hygiene is still important, so the area needs to be maintained and cleaned. However, the fixtures in the piercing have been known to be the cause of injuries and damage to teeth. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old still wakes at night. It's not hunger, more habit. I've fed her before bed, doesn't work. Never took a bink bc of tongue tie, fixed now th?

My 1 yr old still wakes at night. It's not hunger, more habit. I've fed her before bed, doesn't work. Never took a bink bc of tongue tie, fixed now th?

Night-waking is a : Learned behavior @6 mos. & >. It goes away only if consistently ignored. After reading, toothbrushing, etc., put her in her own crib drowsy but awake at the same time nightly. If you must go in when she night-cries, don't turn on the lights, make eye contact with her or pick her up. Move closer to the door each night. She'll protest longer & louder first few nights, then it'll stop. See aap.Org. ...Read more

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My husbands mouth lips tongue break out into blisters makin it where he can't eat he works outside what can we do for it?

My husbands mouth lips tongue break out into blisters makin it where he can't eat he works outside what can we do for it?

Protect from sun: Sun exposure can certainly cause viral or herpetic outbreaks. Prevention with sunscreen and hats can be a big help. Ask your physician about a prescription for zovirax (acyclovir) that can be taken in the early tingling prodromal stage and lessen or eliminate full blown outbreaks ...Read more

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What are complications of yellow tongue?

What are  complications of yellow tongue?

Yellow Tongue: Yellow tongue is caused by enlargement of papillae and allows bacteria to hide in the recesses of the bumps saliva may change colour and the tongue looks yellowish and can give some pain, itchy sensation of mouth feel like cotton mouth, there can be yeast infection as well, and can spread to esophagus the condition is benign can be treated with medicated mouth wash, andanti fungal meds, and proper diet. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for painful geographic tongue?

Is there any medication for painful geographic tongue?

See dentist: Geographic tongue is not painful... There is something else going on with your tongue. See a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left part of tongue for almost one day, it hurts when i eat something, my tongue seems normalnot any notable changesuggest me a cure?

Injury?: Please first rule out any causes such as trauma, injury or burn like biting on it..... If the pain continues or gets worse must go see a dentist. ...Read more

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Broke out w/blisters all over lips-tongue-roof of mouth 24 hrs after Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) po for leg rash.PAINFUL! What can I take? Even painful drinking water

Broke out w/blisters all over lips-tongue-roof of mouth 24 hrs after Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) po for leg rash.PAINFUL! What can I take? Even painful drinking water

A trip to the ER: Blisters forming on mucous membranes (such as the inside of your mouth and lips) and/or elsewhere on your body could be signs of a serious reaction to a medication such as your antibiotic. Please look up Stevens - Johnson Syndrome for one example of many possible types of reactions. I recommend an urgent evaluation, preferably in the Emergency Department. ...Read more

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My tongue is bisected and my teeths are broken due to falling from stares .... For cure that I use medicine which name was canaloge cream for my tongue relief.... Which affected my tongue ?

My tongue is bisected and my teeths are broken due to falling from stares .... For cure that I use medicine which name was canaloge  cream for my tongue relief.... Which affected my tongue ?

See a dentist: In trauma cases, one thing to be concerned about is tooth fragments impaled in the tissue (lip, cheek, tongue, etc) if there are tooth fragments caught in the soft tissue, that can lead to infection or other reactions if not treated properly. See a dentist immediately. ...Read more

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