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Why Cant I Get The White Stuff Off My Tongue
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
It is normal: The "white stuff" is keratin from the underlying tongue tissue. Also the taste buds in the top part of the tongue are long and "finger-like." the anatomy of the taste buds and this keratin layer can sometimes make the tongue look "hairy." this is completely benign. Scrubbing your tongue is not needed and cause harm. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Analyze routines: If you brush 2x daily (including tongue) use a tongue scraper daily, floss every night, and use mouthrinse 2x daily and you see a dentist on a regular basis the yellow stuff on your tongue may go away. You may also have a concurrent fungal infection, check with your dentist to see if he thinks an anti-fungal is appropriate. If your a smoker you may be stuck with the yellow until you quit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I prevent white stuff from forming on my tongue during the day? I brush it off in the morning but when I get home in the afternoon, it's there
I have white stuff all over my tongue and its gettin all ocer the tongue my tasting is funny. My throar hurts when I sneeze and it feels dry wen I eat?
I have white colored moderate sized bumps on both sides of my tongue that i cant seem to get rid of they are irregular shaped and painless any ideas?
Hard to know: Need to view/examine to offer educated opinion. Would also help to know more about your medical history (medications, illnesses, tobacco use, etc). Painless patch or nodule for a 26yo may be hairy tongue, geographic tongue, leukoplakia, lipoma, viral papilloma, or cancer. Oral surgeon or dentist performs biopsy if lesion has concerning features on exam. ...Read more
Medication: Take the appropriate anti-fungal medication and avoid those things that can increase your chances of getting it again. ...Read more
Why do i get a little bump on the tip of my tongue when i eat a lot of sugar? Its really painful i cant sleep. Help.
AnswerOnTipOMyTongue: That's God's way of telling you not to eat a lot of sugar! People can have sensitivities to lots of different foods (walnuts and bananas are common; sugar is unusual). Often the sensitivity shows-up on the tongue as a red patch, superficial ulcer or a little bump. Any of these can be painful. They usually go away relatively quickly (like a day or two). Take some Motrin, suck on some ice. ...Read more
Hi, this is the sixth day for me and this pain...my tongue is swollen to the point wherei cant talk too fast or itll get caught between my teeth or i ?
Why: Why have you waited so long? Swelling probably due to infection. Yours seems rather advanced, and can quickly become life threatening. Must se Dentist or Oral Surgeon immediately. If you are having difficulty breathing, and it's not regular office hours, go to ER. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is white tongue always oral thrush? Asthma, otherwise healthy. No oral steroids. Albuterol only. use 4/ day. no ins. cant get controller meds.
No: White tongue is not always oral thrush. If your tongue does not hurt or bleed when the white coating is scraped away with something blunt like a tongue depressor it is not likely to be thrush. I suggest brushing your tongue with a toothbrush and rinsing with a good quality mouthwash and seeing if that helps. It may be just bacterial overgrowth. You could also take a probiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that brkfst is very important but i cant get myself to eat.dont feel like putting amythong in my mouth.drink only milk.what to do?
What'sImportantIsYou: Don't get all compulsive about not eating breakfast. If you feel OK and aren't hungry just wait 'till you get hungry. In fact, there's current thinking about that whole breakfast myth. Good for the food industry but maybe not you. I'm not hungry in the morning. Except for a few stomach growls I'm fine till 2, sometimes 3:30 pm. But each person is different. Don't fall into the group-think hype. ...Read more
My friends jaw is locked on the right side. When he opens his mouth, you can see his jaw shifted to the left. He cant get it unstuck and feels pain wh?
If you have oral cancer will it show up on both sides of mouth at same time? sorry for all the seperate questions but cant get into doc for2 more wks
Yes, it is possible: Cancer can strike any part of the mouth, including the lips and tongue. If the cancer is not detected early, tumors can grow deep into local tissues and spread to lymph glands in the neck. The risk for oral cancer increases with age and alcohol and tobacco use. Only biopsy can support the diagnosis. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been on a steroid for a allergic reaction. When taking these, my immune system is low and my mouth is starting to get thrush and I cant swallow.
I had a crown recemented a week ago. Now the tooth aches so much so that I cant bite on it. The whole left side of my mouth feels sore. Should I get antibiotics? Or should I wait it out
Hi, I have a tonsils and when I open my mouth ican see some yellowish stuff on my throat with leads to be weK because I cant swallow anything..
Usually, yes: Usually i see a harmless coating consisting of dead bacteria, dead cells from the tongue, all combined with a mucous and saliva mixture that coats the tongue. Use the cupped side of a spoon or a tongue scraper to clean the surface of the tongue. See your dentist to rule out a more serious condition like thrush, which is a yeast infection of the tongue. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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