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What Is Yellow Tongue
Lesions on tongue: Geographic tongue is a marvelous, descriptive name for one of the most common medical conditions of the tongue. It looks like several large, red, slightly depressed, unusually smooth patches on the surface of the tongue. Often the red areas are bordered with distinct white bands. The sharp borders of these irregularly shaped lesions give the surface of the tongue the appearance of a map. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Possible condition: Oral literature doesn't describe a condition with such name. Nevertheless, the tongue can show bluish or reddish in different types of diseases. In an adult like you, it could be inflammation of the blood vessels on ventral area of tongue (varicosities) due to lose of elasticity of blood vessels, showing blue through the mucosa due to venous blood irrigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thrush: The most common cause for what you describe is candidiasis or thrush. It is a yeast infection that can be treated quite easily. If you are a high risk lifestyle, i would also get an HIV test just to cover all my bases. Otherwise, some Nystatin should do the trick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean your tongue: Start by cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper after each tooth brushing, twice a day. They are available in most drug stores. If you smoke, then stop. If tongue surface bleeds this could be candidiasis and requires professional evaluation and medication. If using tongue scraper fails to resolve problem after a week then also need to your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged papillae?: Usually yellow tongue is caused by enlarged tiny projections on the surface of your tongue which are inhabited by bacteria which produce yellow pigments. It is a harmless condition. If however the whites of your eyes are yellow as well you may have jaundice and should see your physician as soon as you are able. If you are unsure, it is always better to have a clinical examination. ...Read more
See your dentist: Candida albicans is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. ...Read more
Yellow tongue: This is likely elongated papilla or taste buds that have not broken off and sloughed like they should normally. Eat a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables. If that does not work then you can brush the tongue with your toothbrush or get a tongue rake to break them off. You can get this at the pharmacy. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
White Furry Tongue: A white furry tongue could be many things. It could be a yeast infection? It could be a precursor to something more severe. Go see your Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or ENT (ear,nose, and Throat) Doctor. The solution could be something as simple as a tongue scraper, a mouth wash, or a medication. Do not ignore this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: It is hard to tell you what is going on without visually looking at your tongue and learning more of your history. It could be aeration from something you ate, or an infection, thrush or other causes. Please see a dentist or oral surgeon about this and get it checked and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth whiten coating: This can be several entities.Normal peeling off of the mouth lining...every 24 hrs. If it peels off and is very sore/redden this can be a candida yeast infection. It can be a burn from hot food or sucking on medicine(aspirin) or even a mint. If it does n't peel off, it may be a keratosis of thickening of the mucosa. In any event have this checked out. ...Read more
Spots: Could be stained old fillings.Get a more detailed answer ›
Middle to back of tongue like a greenish yellow color tongue scraper does nothing why is it that color dentist said nothing to worry about?
Thrush : Caused of white tongue vary by underlying health status. If you recently finished an antibiotic treatment, oral thrush maybe the cause. Others are leukoplakia, geographic tongue, oral lichen planus, certain medications, chronic inflammation from dry mouth, dehydration, and others. I recommend you have your tongue checked out by your primary care provider to see if you need treatment. ...Read more
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