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What Does It Mean If You Have An Orange Tongue
It could meany things. Eating, drinking certain foods. Some medications. Bacterial, fungal infections. Acid reflux. Not cleaning your tongue regularly.
Usually this is not a serious thing. Try cleaning your tongue and watch the things you eat and this should take care of the orange tongue. If you generally feel ill or if it persists then see your dentist or doctor. Read more
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Probably Not Related: Did you drink or eat something orange? Read more
Not sure: Assuming you haven' t been eating lots of orange popsicles, it could be overgrowith of a yeast or bacteria, especially if associated with bad breath or burning sensation. Try some live culture yogurt daily for a week or so. If it persists or if it is associated with severe symptoms, have it checked out. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colored tongue: Without the ability to see your tongue and examine you the best thing to do would be to show it to your dentist. This may be due to superficial bacterial or fungal overgrowth. You might try using your toothbrush twice a day on the surface of the tongue and see if that helps. Good luck. Read more
I have an orange tongue. Igot aperscription for it by an online doctor but have had no luckI have tried scraping gargling with peroxide. Suggestions?
Something ingested: It most likely something that you have ingested - either a drink or food. Try brushing your tongue and get a tongue scraper (you can pick them up at any cvs, target, etc.) and see if that takes it off. Read more
Hairy tongue occurs due to lack of stimulation / abrasion to the top of the tongue. The result is a buildup of a protein known as keratin. This buildup can get infected, it can also pick up stains, giving it an array of different colors.
See your physician for a differential diagnosis and treatment if necessary.
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Not sure: "orange tongue" is not a medical diagnosis per se. Assuming you haven' t been eating lots of orange popsicles, it could be overgrowith of a yeast or bacteria, especially if associated with bad breath or burning sensation. Try some live culture yogurt daily for a week or so. If it persists or if it is associated with severe symptoms, have it checked out. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid: Oranges are filled with citric acid. If there are breaks in the lining of the tongue oranges will cause tongue pain. Read more
Might be normal: You really need to be seen for a useful answer to this question. If the bumps are arranged in a 'v; shape on the far back of the top surface of your tongue, they could just be taste buds. Read more
Maybe thrush (fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have an orange stain on my tongue? It goes away after I scrap my ton guess only to return.
Might be a bacteria: Or fungal overgrowth see your dentist for a better idea of the etiology Read more