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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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!?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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