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White Coating On Tongue
Don't panic: White coating of the tongue is not a serious problem. Usually is reflection of other problems (like use of antibiotics, digestive issues, bad oral hygiene) .Due to your recent surgery once you start eating normal food and brushing better white coating will go away. If it persists longer then 2 weeks see you physician. ...Read more
Peace of mind: It sounds as if you are concerned about a potential sexually transmitted disease. While the information provided is inadequate to provide a definitive diagnosis, the fact that the question is being asked suggests exposure to potentially unsafe sexual behavior. A face to face appointment with your physician could provide clarity as well peace of mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think my bf has thrush he has a thick white coating on tongue and when he tries to brush it off he has patches of red and a little bleeding?
Probably not: It would be unusual for a healthy young male to have lingual thrush. I suspect that the white coating is not a yeast infection and is not pathological. White patches are often seen on the throat surface with oral yeast infections. Have him examined by an otolaryngologist if concerns continue. ...Read more
White coating on tongue, blotches on back of throat, 2 months, no tonsils. Http://s14.Postimage.Org/rwzi8byhd/throat.Jpg
Back of tongue has a sore, enlarged taste buds & white coating. Tried tongue scraper but didn't get rid of coating, only made tongue bleed. Pls help!
Took flagyl and levoquin for 10 days. Developed white coating on tongue. Been on nystatin for 8 days and tongue still white. How long till white gone?
Maybe a couple weeks: Coated tongue can be due to yeast or fungus, which can be triggered by broad spectrum antibiotis like the ones you took. However, most white coated tongues aren't due to fungus. Simply being ill or on antibiotics can do it. You should contact the doc who is treating you. Most likely s/he will advise you to sit tight and let it clear up on its own, which might take a few weeks. No harm will come. ...Read more
White coating on tongue, causing bad breath? How can I get rid of this?
This white coating is causing me to have bad breath which is really embarrassing. I brush my teeth 3x's a day, flosh about twice a day and scrape my tongue after every brush. It alwa
See a dentist: Tongue scraping is a great way to remove the debris on your tongue. But it sound like this is not enough for you. There are other causes of bad breath and white tongues, it could be allergies, post nasal drip, thrush infection or other causes. Your dentist can examine your tongue and find a cause and treat it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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