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Why is my tongue always white ?

Why is my tongue always white ?

White tongue common: 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

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My tongue is always white, what are the causes and cure?

My tongue is always white, what are the causes and cure?

Tongue Film: That white will go away if you brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper. Everyone's oral chemistry varies. Be sure you do not start having pain/stinging symptoms. It could be a bacterial/viral infection requiring lab testing.. ...Read more

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My tongue is always covered with white layer, what could be the reason?

My tongue is always covered with white layer, what could be the reason?

R/O TRUSH : TRUSH a topical yeast infection in the mouth can be treated with Viscous lidocaine alone or in combo with Maalox/Benadryl /nystatin (MAGIC MOUTHWASH) helps with a multitude of oral and dental maladies . GLOSSITIS /MUCOSITIS/DRY SOCKET/TRUSH. Seek exam and evaluation of treatment options and potential biopsy if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your tongue is always coated white?

What exactly does it mean when your tongue is always coated white?

Hygiene: Could mean you're just not cleaning your tongue well and overall oral hygiene needs to be better. It may also be fungal in nature and not have anything to do with hygiene. Contact your dentist to possible prescribe a solution to your problem. ...Read more

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Weird sores on tip of tongue and is always discolored-white. Pic http://imgur.Com/xfxv8ji. Help?

Weird sores on tip of tongue and is always discolored-white. Pic http://imgur.Com/xfxv8ji. Help?

Tongue picture: It is tough to say what the cause is without seeing it first hand, however, a picture is said to be worth a thousand words. The picture appears like classical benign migratory glossitis or geographic tongue which can be symptomatic in many people burning, stinging. The patches on the tongue usually move around and wont be in the same place the next time a pic is taken. This is one DX from the pic. ...Read more

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What could cause a white tongue?. I always have a tongue with raised lines on the inside of cheeks, and the edges of the tongue are uneven/rough.

What could cause a white tongue?. I always have a tongue with raised lines on the inside of cheeks, and  the edges of the tongue are uneven/rough.

Filiform papillae: The white coating and scalloping tongue is caused by debris and bacteria lodged between the enlarged and sometimes inflamed filiform papillae. The raised lines on the inside of cheeks is due to night teeth clenching. Keep a good oral hygiene and see your dentist for night guard fabrication. ...Read more

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My tongue was bit on really hard, and now it hurts! I have a small white bump on the end of my tongue and I always find myself playing with it. Help!?

My tongue was bit on really hard, and now it hurts! I have a small white bump on the end of my tongue and I always find myself playing with it. Help!?

Very common to: play with that bump on your tongue that is there because you bit it hard and caused some trauma and perhaps bleeding, and some inflammatory tissue built up in area causing a bump. that will go away, may take couple weeks. in the meantime try not to play with it-:). ...Read more

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I always have white coating in my tongue. I am afraid it mightbe thrush. Please help?

I always have white coating in my tongue. I am afraid it mightbe thrush. Please help?

White coating: It may or may not be oral candidiasis (thrush). Many people have white coatings caused only by the accumulation of plaque, food debris and dead cells. Try using your toothbrush or a tongue scraper to remove any coating once per day. If it's gone, great. If not, you will need to see a dentist or physician for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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There's a white bump, resembling a pimple under my boyfriend's tongue. It always hurts and when he raises his tongue, it hurts him. What is this?

There's a white bump, resembling a pimple under my boyfriend's tongue. It always hurts and when he raises his tongue, it hurts him. What is this?

See a dentist ASAP: You need to see a dentist/ md immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, the majority of tongue problems are not serious and most can be resolved quickly in some instances, though, a discolored or painful tongue can indicate more serious conditions, including vitamin deficiencies, aids, or oral cancer. For this reason, it is important to seek medical advice. ...Read more

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