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What does it mean when you have little white bumps on your tongue that hurt?

What does it mean when you have little white bumps on your tongue that hurt?

Get examined: It could be a number of things including irritation OM rubbing on your teeth, to sensitivity to foods, to other things. Please get it checked by your dentist as soon as you can. ...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 will i know what does a white tongue mean?

How will i know what does a white tongue mean?

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

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Can doctors tell me what does my white tongue mean?

Can doctors tell me what does my white tongue mean?

Several possiblities: White tongue could be something as simple as hairy tongue; in which case a tongue scraper is all you need. But is could also be a fungal infection. Best get it checked out by a dentist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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My eight week old has white tongue with black spots on it what could this mean?

My eight week old has white  tongue with black spots on it what could this mean?

Tongue changes : Things like dermatology and oral diagnosis really require visual inspection. It is difficult to tell you what this is without seeing it. My advice is to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a white tongue and red big bumps in back what is it?

I have a white tongue and red big bumps in back what is it?

Maybe normal anatomy: Your tongue maybe normal. The red bumps maybe your taste buds and the white tongue maybe related to what you recently ate. If you have symptoms or things do not change please go to your doctor and have your tongue checked out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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???

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???

Relax, do not get: Obsessed. Did you ask your family or your Dentist at look at your tongue? If you have good oral hygiene, and you are not anemic, do not take any medicine or Inhaler it may be natural color of your tongue. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Get an exam: This could be completely benign or something serious. Plese get a dental exam and avoid self medication. That really complicates the diagnostic process. ...Read more

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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

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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?

See doctor: It sounds like thrush. If it scrapes off it is probably thrush. If it does not scrape off it can even be a more serious problem. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Have a "white tongue" after taking an antibiotic. Requested my doctor prescribe Nystatin "swish and swallow"; is this the right thing to do?

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

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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!

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

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What causes white tongue?

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 more

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I've got a white tongue with dots ?

I've got a white tongue with dots
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Yeast irritation: Thrush, aka yeast is a distinct possibility. It can turn your tongue a shiny red and alter your taste. Easily treated with an oral antifungal swish and swallow. You will need a prescription from your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a white tongue?

Several: Certain foods can cause a whitish appearance of the tongue as well as certain medications such as antibiotics. Another possibility is the presence of a geographic tongue where you may have white patterns appear. Smoking is also a very common cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having a white tongue normal?

Can you tell me is having a white tongue normal?

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

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I was wondering is it normal to have white tongue..?

I was wondering is it normal to have white tongue..?

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 more

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Is a white tongue healthy and if not how can I bring it back to a normal pink color?

Is a white tongue healthy and if not how can I bring it back to a normal pink color?

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 more

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White Patches On Tongue (Definition)

Leukoplakia describes a white patch, however it is not a diagnosis. Often the white patch is a fungal infection. See your physician ...Read more