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I have a yellow film on my tongue and feel nausea all the time?

I have a yellow film on my tongue and feel nausea all the time?

Brush your tongue.: You should always brush your tongue to remove any bacteria left from food. This will help with halitosis. Further, it should help with film removal. This could contribute to a bad taste. You should see your dentist to evaluate. They may recommend seeing your medical doctor. ...Read more

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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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I have a yellow/green film on my tongue and it doesn't hurt and using a tongue brush doesn't help. I have great oral hygiene. How can I cure this?

I have a yellow/green film on my tongue and it doesn't hurt and using a tongue brush doesn't help. I have great oral hygiene. How can I cure this?

Possiblly drug: Drugs sometimes have oral side effects such as color changes to your tongue
good oral hygiene may not be enough but if it isn't drug related see your periodontist to evaluate it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tongue gets a yellow film?

What does it mean when your tongue gets a yellow film?

Tongue coatings: While tongue coatings of various colors are quite common and most are the result of poor oral hygiene, medications and smoking, others require treatment. The only way to know exactly what you have and whether or not it requires any treatment is to have it looked at by your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have white area on the back part of the tongue but coming off of that is a yellow film, doesn't hurt and?

What to do if I have white area on the back part of the tongue but coming off of that is a yellow film, doesn't hurt and?

Brush or scrape: If you have this problem, I recommend brushing your tongue every evening when you brush your teeth. You can also use a tongue scraper or similar device if this helps. If there is bleeding or tenderness involved, you could have a candida (yeast) infection and you will need to see your doctor to determine why. Examples include diabetes, immune suppression, wearing dentures, and taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hello, I have recently noticed some painless red dots on my tongue, they look like inflamed taste buds; however, it's not going away. My tongue has recently started getting a yellow film, which I've read is a sign of dead skin cells, that can be brushed

Hello, I have recently noticed some painless red dots on my tongue, they look like inflamed taste buds; however, it's not going away. My tongue has recently started getting a yellow film, which I've read is a sign of dead skin cells, that can be brushed

Not serious: Fungiform papillae are the small bumps located on the top and sides of your tongue. They’re the same color as the rest of your tongue and, under normal circumstances, are unnoticeable. They give your tongue a rough texture, which helps you eat. They also contain taste buds and temperature sensors.

Papillae can become enlarged for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, these reasons aren’t seriou ...Read more

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My tongue has a yellow film on it for 5 months now. The doctor gave me a medicine to treat a yeast infection but it didn't help. What else could it be?

My tongue has a yellow film on it for 5 months now. The doctor gave me a medicine to treat a yeast infection but it didn't help. What else could it be?

Does it bother you?: What I mean is besides the fact that you have a yellow film does it bother you at all? If you're not having pain irritation burning or any other symptoms then forget about it. It is amazing how different people's tongues can look at various times. Frequently what you eat and drink can affect how your tongue looks. Acids can especially alter the tongues appearance. ...Read more

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I've a white film on my tongue sometimes. What is that plse and how do I prevent it?

Brush: Brush your tongue when you brush your teeth. Drink adequate amounts of water. Given that you say this is intermittent it seems it is likely not from a worrisome origin. ...Read more

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My taste buds on the back of my tongue have been swollen for a couple months. Some bumps on the side. I wake up with a film on my tongue. Am I ok?

My taste buds on the back of my tongue have been swollen for a couple months. Some bumps on the side. I wake up with a film on my tongue. Am I ok?

Swollen taste buds?: Have this examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon. It may be something other than swollen taste buds. It may be an infection. It may require a biopsy. ...Read more

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If a dentist noticed oral leukoplakia would they 100 percent tell you? I've had white film on my tongue for years but go to dentist every 6 months

We hope so: White film on tongue is white film on tongue, not likely to be leukoplakia. You should be able to scrape or brush this off with floss, tongue scraper or brush (stick tongue out, place whatever on tongue near back and then pull tongue back in mouth). Leukoplakia will not wipe/scrape off and looks more like white adherent skin - think what a callous looks like after swimming. See Dentist if needed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of yellow tongue?

What are symptoms 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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How do you trreat a yellow tongue?

How do you trreat a yellow tongue?

Thrush: If there is pain as well, tis could be oral thrush, a fungal infection. Treatment involves rinses with an anti fin gal in most cases. If there is no pain, there are a number of considerations from vitamin deficiencies to acid reflux. Only a physical exam and complete history could provide an accurate diagnosis. ...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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What are the risk factors for getting yellow tongue?

What are the risk factors for getting yellow tongue?

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 more

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Yellow on the back of my tongue?

Probably build up: Discoloration of the tongue is usually just that--discoloration. It is not usually associated with a disease. Yellow discoloration is typically build up that has collected on the rough surface of the tongue and can be removed over time by daily use of a tongue scraper, which is readily available in the pharmacy section of most stores, or can be obtained at a local dentist's office. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a yellow tongue?

How can I prevent a yellow tongue?

Thrush: If there is pain as well, tis could be oral thrush, a fungal infection. Treatment involves rinses with an anti fin gal in most cases. If there is no pain, there are a number of considerations from vitamin deficiencies to acid reflux. Only a physical exam and complete history could provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can yellow tongue affect children or infants?

Usually not.: Yellow tongue usually occurs as a result of harmless changes to the tiny projections (papillae) on the surface of the tongue. Most commonly this occurs when the papillae become enlarged and bacteria in the mouth produce colored pigments. Rarely, yellow tongue may be a sign of jaundice, a yellowing of the eyes and skin that may indicate liver or gallbladder problems. Not seen in infants/children. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my tongue is yellow with spots?

What does it mean if my tongue is yellow with spots?

See a dentist: There could be several causes. Anything from infection to autoimmune conditions could be the cause. It is best to get it evaluated and make sure it is not something serious. ...Read more

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How long should I leave the Suboxone film under my tongue?

Suboxone: how to?: Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone), an opiate replacement, should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doc. This is most commonly, when prescribed as a film, by placing the film under the tongue and allowing the film to dissolve completely. Don't swallow the film, drink, or talk while waiting for the film to dissolve (talking makes it take longer). If you've any questions check with ur doc :) ...Read more

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Why would a person's tongue be yellow? Could it be leukoplakia?

Why would a person's tongue be yellow? Could it be leukoplakia?

Probably not: If it scrapes off it is probably plaque... If not see a dentist for a evaluation.. ...Read more