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White. Stuff. On. Back. Of tongue.

White. Stuff. On. Back. Of tongue.

Coated tongue: Many people develop a coating on their tongue which can be easily removed by using a tongue scraper daily. However, if you have pain or discomfort or that does not resolve this issue, you should see your dentist as there are other conditions that require treatment.

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I have had painless white stuff on back of tongue and swollen taste buds for a few months. I think it is thrush. Will gentian violet cure this?

I have had painless white stuff on back of tongue and swollen taste buds for a few months. I think it is thrush. Will gentian violet cure this?

See a doctor: You also asked about gential violet for vaginal yeast infection. See my reply to that question. Oral thrush is uncommon in otherwise healthy persons. "Painless white stuff" usually isn't yeast (thrush), just a garden variety "coated tongue", which can occur with colds and any number of minor health issues. Don't use GV, which isn't recommended for oral treatment. See a doctor for both problems.

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Why does a child have white stuff on the back of their tongue?

Why does a child have white stuff on the back of their tongue?

FOOD DEBRIS: Food gets "ground" in the mouth and also milk and derivative cause white plaque formation. Many children don't scrub their teeth properly, neither scrape their tongue specially at night. This is the main reason.

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I have white stuff on the back of my tongue and big bumps on the back of my tongue?

I have white stuff on the back of my tongue and big bumps on the back of my tongue?

Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds. Without seeing you, however, it is impossible to know if there is an issue requiring treatment. At the very least get a tongue scraper and see if it cleans up at all.

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What is the yellow/white stuff in the back of my tongue & throat? Nvr had it. Recently diagnosed w/chalmydia & took azithromycin 1.5wk ago. What 2 do?

What is the yellow/white stuff in the back of my tongue & throat? Nvr had it. Recently diagnosed w/chalmydia & took azithromycin 1.5wk ago. What 2 do?

Could b couple thing: This may be thrush or hairy tongue or medication reaction. For thrush you would need a prescription but you can try mouthwash first and tongue scraper as long as there is no bleeding. If no better see an ent

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Some sort of brown stuff all over tongue with much more at the back. Can scrape off but more comesback. Large red lumps all over tongue. What is this?

Some sort of brown stuff all over tongue with much more at the back. Can scrape off but more comesback. Large red lumps all over tongue. What is this?

Brown tongue: Is usually caused by plaque, staining, debris, bacteria especially in patients that smoke & drink lots of coffee. Red bumps are probably normal of more likely inflamed papillae (taste buds). Just like you have to brush\floss your teeth & shower or bath every day, you should use a tongue blade to keep your tongue clean. All this is conjecture, see your own dentist for exam & accurate appraisal.

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Can syphilis symptoms of the throat be a white coating on the tongue and a layer on white stuff at the back of the throat?

Can syphilis symptoms of the throat be a white coating on the tongue and a layer on white stuff at the back of the throat?

Not typical: Those are not typical symptoms one associates with syphilis. Syphilis and HIV testing can be done with a simple blood test at any doctor's office or public health clinic. White coating on the tongue is common in smokers and can be removed with a tooth brush or dental floss.

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Should I see a doctor? Do I have tonsil stones? Okay so about a year ago my tongue developed white bubbles in the back. I figured it'd go away so I ignored it. Then, my tongue started to get white stuff on it, which I would scrap off but it'd come back so

Should I see a doctor? Do I have tonsil stones? Okay so about a year ago my tongue developed white bubbles in the back. I figured it'd go away so I ignored it. Then, my tongue started to get white stuff on it, which I would scrap off but it'd come back so

Depends: Tonsil stones are little white stones visible in the tonsils (located on the lateral areas of your throat). People with tonsil stones feel like there is "something annoying" stuck in their throat and are constantly trying to clear it. A film on your tongue is not unusual. Most people need to brush or scrape their tongue regularly to clean this film away.

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I have had a cold complete with sore throat. I have big bumps on the back of my tongue with white stuff on my tongue. Is this normal for a cold?

I have had a cold complete with sore throat. I have big bumps on the back of my tongue with white stuff on my tongue. Is this normal for a cold?

It can be: The big bumps on the back of your tongue are probably your taste buds. It's not uncommon for the tongue to become coated with a cold, because your immune system is under attack and this gives the bacteria on the tongue a free pass to multiply and grow. You can just brush the surface of your tongue every day and that will help eliminate the coating.

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It's been like a week n I'm 32 years old weight 106 pound a female. It hurts my chest when I cough n I cough up yellowish stuff n sometime blood. My nose be running 2. my tonsil feel swollen n it hard to talk. In the back of my tongue there r two bottom

It's been like a week n I'm 32 years old weight 106 pound a female. It hurts my chest when I cough n I cough up yellowish stuff n sometime blood. My nose be running 2. my tonsil feel swollen n it hard to talk. In the back of my tongue there r two bottom

See doc now: Most minor viral illnesses run about 2 weeks, are worst on about day 4 and then start to get better. If you are feeling this bad a week in, go to the doc. With a swollen tonsil, you could have a throat abscess which can be very dangerous. "Hot Potato" voice is a symptom of this. Coughing blood is not normal. Any problems breathing are considered an emergency.

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My brother has had cough (bringing up stuff) for 6 weeks now has cold, cough worst plus slight pains in back and funny taste in mouth. Is this cold?

My brother has had cough (bringing up stuff) for 6 weeks now has cold, cough worst plus slight pains in back and funny taste in mouth. Is this cold?

Serious: Any ongoing productive cough would be considered to be severe bronchitis or pneumonia: a chest xray is mandatory as well as a physical exam. Please make an appointment ASAP. 6 weeks is simply too long!!

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The back/side of my mouth is red, bumpy with white stuff. Should I be worried?

The back/side of my mouth is red, bumpy with white stuff. Should I be worried?

Yes - Need Consult: Get your dentist to evaluate what of many things it could be. Any of these need treating, however the treatment will vary to be specific to the problem.

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I have this white gooey/stringy stuff on the very bottom of my gumline. It comes off easy just by rubbing it w/ my fingers, but it usually comes right back & it makes my mouth feel gross, what is it?

I have this white gooey/stringy stuff on the very bottom of my gumline. It comes off easy just by rubbing it w/ my fingers, but it usually comes right back & it makes my mouth feel gross, what is it?

Tissue sloughing: The previous answer about cinamon could be the answer, but the underlying problem is that something is causing the sloughing. It is not a real health problem but I understand your concern. Try the advice on toothpaste. Also medications or allergies could be playing a part. Be a detective and try to think back to when it started and then what you may have taken or health situations going on.

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Patch of redness in back of throat not tonsil that turns white when I stretch mouth? It looks all bumpy and stuff. What can this be? No pain as well.

Patch of redness in back of throat not tonsil that turns white when I stretch mouth? It looks all bumpy and stuff. What can this be? No pain as well.

See a doctor: Your observation of your throat is fascinating some of your description could be a normal variation of human anatomy to be safe go and see a doctor

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I have yellow/green stuff in back of throat every morning for the past week. I had dark red spots on roof of mouth. What is it? No insurance! Help!

I have yellow/green stuff in back of throat every morning for the past week. I had dark red spots on roof of mouth. What is it? No insurance! Help!

Consult needed: This is hard for people today to believe, but people had dental care before dental insurance existed, and that was not that long ago. Insurance or not you have to see a dentist first, and probably a physician after. Don't worry-obamacare will save us all.

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Stuffed up nose 4 a few days, started 2 drain 2day. Then tonsils & back of my mouth area, not my throat hurt & tonsil stones. My tongues swollen also?

Stuffed up nose 4 a few days, started 2 drain 2day. Then tonsils & back of my mouth area, not my throat hurt & tonsil stones. My tongues swollen also?

Postnasal: Drainage from allergies causing your throat to hurt. Drink plenty of fluids and take some antihistamines. You may need prescription nose spray. Consult with your doctor if no better or your condition worsened