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White Coated Tongue Not Thrush
Brush your tongue: A coated tongue does not necessarily mean you have thrush, which is an oral yeast infection. If the coating looks like cottage cheese curds, can be easily wiped away and it leaves the surface of tongue looking red. You should be brushing your tongue with your toothbrush after brushing your teeth, each and every time you brush. After a few days, your tongue should look normal. Questions, see dds. ...Read more
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
I recently asked a question here what could cause coated tongue apart from thrush and was told squamous cells. What are squarmous cells on tongue!
Squamous cells: They are cells that line our respiratory, digestive and skin ...Read more
Hi im ahmed from macedonia, I want to ask about oral thrush or yellow coated tongue im not sure what is but I want to know if there is medical help for?
10 month old baby boy has white coated tongue (not spots) and bad breath. From what I read, probably not thrush, what else could it be?
Could Be Thrush: Frequently, thrush has a white coating over the tongue and if you wipe the tongue gently with a gauze, the classic red "spots" will show up. Either way, you need to have your son evaluated to determine what is causing this. Either a dentist or pediatrician can help you. ...Read more
My IgE was 388 three months ago and now 374. I also developed thrush-like tongue that my ENT said is coated tongue. When my IgE didn't go down my pcp?
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Been experiencing a coated tongue with spots that reappears after brushing off. Also the roof of mouth is coated too. I've been told it isn't thrush.?
White tongue causes: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white 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
I have unintentional weight loss, fatigue, swollen glands and a coated tongue. (A bit white) took oral thrush medication but hasn't got rid completely?
See your doctor soon: Your weight loss, fatigue and swollen glands are most concerning. If you are sexually active, consider a visit to the local clinic for a quick check and simple blood tests. They will take a medical history and narrow the possible causes of these symptoms. Do not waste your time with worry. Get some real information and act on the advice. ...Read more
Hoarseness & uncomfortable swollen throat feeling and coated tongue roof of mouth feeling hairy. Could this be thrush from my inhaler? Ent saw nothing
Inhaler technique: Thrush is always a concern when using asthma inhalers. Make sure you are washing your mouth out after each use and review inhaler technique with your doctor at your next follow-up appointment. Sometimes adding a spacer to your device can assist. If an ENT evaluated your mouth then likely not thrush. Inhaled steroids can cause sore throat as a side effect. Address with prescribing provider. ...Read more
Film on tongue: The normal tongue is generally light pink with visible papillae, which resemble the bristles on your toothbrush. A coated tongue usually has a white to yellowish covering or thickness to it. It can look like a thin layer of tapioca on the tongue. If you brush your tongue regularly, you will get rid of that thickness and a pink tongue will greet you in the mirror. ...Read more
Possibly: There are a number of reasons for bad breath- one being a coated tongue, using a tongue scraper or brushing your tongue would help remove the film. Other reasons include what you ate and acid reflux, and the most common gingivitis/periodontitis (gum disease) due to plaque building up under the gums. ...Read more
Sure, but...: It would mean the patient caught HIV quite a while ago because it takes time for HIV to damage his immune system to the point of his developing opportunisitic infections such as oral thrush. Opportunistic infections are infections that happen to weakened patients but typically not to people with a healthy immune system. Whatever happened one day before oral thrush appears should not be the cause. ...Read more
Brush it: Try brushing your tongue, either with toothpaste or listerine. ...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
For 5 months I 've had a white coated tongue with a sweet taste in my mouth. What is causing this and how can I get ride of it?
I have had yellow/coated tongue for 4 months & have done everything to get rid of it and it still comes back everyday. Any advice or pills that work?
Possible fungal infe: First, a detailed history is necessary, and I would try with a antifungal agent like Mycilex troches, and use tongue sweeper 2x a day and good oral hygiene. Dr Neksovic ...Read more
Wake up with a coated tongue, gets worse after coffee. I brush and most of it comes off. Then after I eat a lolly goes clear only to come back later?
What would cause a white and yellow coated tongue? I brush, floss, rinse and scrape my tongue 3 times a day, it keeps reappearing. What could this be
Why am I having trouble swallowing - feels like there is something in my throat but no symptoms except coated tongue?
Reflux: One of the most common reasons my patients complain of this symptom is acid reflux. A small bit of acid can come up when you lie flat and it causes swelling of the larynx. This causes the feeling that something is stuck in your throat. Avoid -spicy foods, eating late a night, acid foods. Try Prilosec otc for a couple of weeks and if it doesn't get better see an ent. ...Read more
Coated tongue: What is everything and who if anyone have you seen already? See a dentist who can probably resolve your issue. If necessary you might be referred to your physician. ...Read more
Any connections with white/yellow coated tongue and liver issues? Pain under right rib for a year. All bloodwork/US/CTscan normal. Still concerned.
Liver issue?: If all of your labs, ultrasound, and CT scan are completely normal, why are you concerned about a possible liver issue? Is there more to the story than you have shared with us? I would follow up with your doctor or a gastroenterologist for the next step in trying to figure out the cause of your right-sided abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more
I have these 2 extremely tiny red spots in the mouth in the cheek. I also have these white things in my cheeks I can scrape off. I have a coated tongue?
Observe your "lesions" during a month and if you are still worried consult your dentist.
Mouth rinse with clorhexidine will help.
Good cleaning and brushing is a must specially before going to bed. ...Read more
I was on triple therapy for plyori. My coated tongue didn't respond to drops after 5 days. Now put on nystatin capsules. How long till better?
Constipated since July and require laxatives to go. After I poo I feel nauseated. I get discomfort around my navel and a coated tongue. What's wrong?
Foul odor coming from nose and coated tongue. Pain when I poop and bleeding everyday thing what should I do?
DDS and MD: See a dentist for your dental problems and a physician for your medical issues. ...Read more
Is it normal to see the vallate papillae in a healthy tongue? Is it normal they look like swollen red bumps? Or is it an indication of something wrong when also having a white coated tongue?
Thrush: A swollen red tongue with a white coating sounds like thrush (yeast infection of the mouth and throat). This is very rare in an adult and is often a sign of another more serious health problem like HIV infection or uncontrolled diabetes. Please, please see your doctor to get checked out! ...Read more
Hello I have a grey coated tongue with white spots on my tonsils and I'm pretty sure my glands below my jaw are a little swollen what could this be?
Tonsillitis: The most common cause would be a viral throat infection which usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except gargling with warm salt water. If throat soreness worsens rather than improves, a rapid throat culture should be ordered to look for a strep infection which requires antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more