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Can stress and anxiety cause a white coating on tongue ?

Can stress and anxiety cause a white coating on tongue ?

Unlikely: It is probably related to your diet. Consider eating less processed food and increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables. When eating cheese and animal products, aim for the low fat variety. ...Read more

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Help! there's white coating on tongue after having tonsillectomy?

Help! there's white coating on tongue after having tonsillectomy?

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

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Can acid reflux or GERD cause white coating on tongue?

Can acid reflux or GERD cause white coating on tongue?

Many causes: yes acid reflux can cause a white tongue but it as also accompanied by other symptoms like heartburn. white tongue can be cause also by medications, mouth bacteria or yeast and bad oral hygiene. ...Read more

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What STD causes soar throat and white coating on tongue?

What STD causes soar throat and white coating on tongue?

Sore throat: You probably have a virus caused by an enterovirus that is responsible for your sore throat and coated tongue. A enterovirus does not cause an std ...Read more

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Pink dome like bumps on penis plus foreskin plus white coating on tongue which comes and goes?

Pink dome like bumps on penis plus foreskin  plus white coating on tongue which comes and goes?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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