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What Does It Mean When You Have A White Tongue
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
Fungal infection: The white tongue is often a sign of a fungal infection. Have you been on antibiotics? Is your immune system immunosuppresed? If the white rubs off and leaves a smooth red tongue, see your dentist for treatment of the fungal infection. The treatment can be will mouth rinses, creams, or pills. ...Read more
I have a white tongue. What can cause this? And towards the back/middle is 2 red spots that hurt a little what's going on?
Many Possibilities: This could be caused by many things, some benign and not serious while others need to be looked at by a general dentist or oral surgeon. Speak to your dentist and have take a look. Then you can get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Brush my tongue in the morning and at night i have tryed salt and peroxide I still have a white tongue even when my mouth isn't dry???
I have a white tongue and white tissue all down the side of my tongue. It is really worrying me now. I have had it for four weeks now. I also tried nystatin. What should I do?
What to do if I have a white tongue and white mold-like stuff is appearing on the roof of my mouth?
Possibly Thrush: There are various causes of coating of the tongue and other oral surfaces. It could be from medications, food eaten, allergies, etc. However, it could be an oral yeast infection. You should make an appointment with your dentist or dermatologist to examine the area and determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
I have a white tongue with white chunks all over the back of it . Is it thrush . I posted a pic in my files on here to show. Should i call doc tday?
I have a white tongue and some bumbs inside my throat (not white, but pink colored). Is this dangerous? My (ex) boyfriend noticed that he had the white tongue first, and he had said it was something he had had before so i figured it was something that was
Have a "white tongue" after taking an antibiotic. Requested my doctor prescribe Nystatin "swish and swallow"; is this the right thing to do?
Likely: Sounds as if you have been down this road before. Often an antibiotic will alter the balance of the flora in the mouth and the fungus comes along and takes over. The nystatin is the typical treatment. You may also scrape your tongue with your brush, floss or a tongue scraper. Stick your tongue out, place the brush, etc. on back and pull tongue back in -- easier than opposite. Good Luck. ...Read more
I was on flagyl for a bacterial vaginosis infection 2 weeks ago. Then given diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection. Now I have a white tongue. Help!
Coated tongue: White coated tongue is common with many things, including minor viral infections, changes in nutrition, and various antibiotics. That's probably the cause and it should clear up on its own within a few days. It's harmless, nothing to worry about. But discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more
Many things: Many things can contribute to a white coating on the tongue. We frequently see this with nasal conditions that cause one to breath through the mouth. Other common causes include thrush and geographic tongue. Consider using a tongue scraper to remove the coating. You should see you doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: A pink tongue is normal. See a dentist to determine what is causing your white tongue. It could be a number of things and it requires a medical history and a one on one clinical exam to determine the exact cause. ...Read more
White tongue?: All white? No. Slight white coating only on top, maybe. You need to be personally examined. Some white coatings are common and benign while others may reflect oral thrush, leukoplakia, lichen planus, or some other serious conditions. See a local oral surgeon for a diagnosis (and possible biopsy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not healthy : Does your tongue hurt? If not, it may be a heavy build up of plaque( bacteria) on the tongue. A tongue scraper is very effective to remove it. It will bring the pink color back and make your breath better. A toothbrush will remove some of it, but a scraper works best and has less gagging with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer