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Why Is My Tongue Yellow And Furry
Abnormity possible: If any size of white spots showed in the oral vavity for some times and you knew that it was not there before, it might be a pathologic lesion and need your attention especially when you noticed a combined swelling. Seeing an oral surgeon or a physician is suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Use a tongue scraper: Your tongue has small bumps on it called papillae. When these papillae get filled with bacteria they can become swollen and discolored turning either white, yellow or sometimes black. They can also become elongated causing what is called white hairy tongue or black hairy tongue. This is also a major cause of bad breath. Try scraping your tongue with an oolitt tongue scraper as far back as you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tongue coatings: Tongues that have coatings on them are very common. The color ranges from white, to beige to yellow to brown to black. Bleeding is of even more concern to me. There are lots of causes for both symptoms and rather that give you a cookbook list of possibilities, it's imperative that you see your general dentist or an oral surgeon for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Untreated, it will worsen! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Candidiasis possibly: Candidiasis is a fungal infection that can occur on the tongue ad/or other areas in the mouth. In infants it is often called thrush. It leaves a white coating that can be scrapped off. The tissue under the coating is sore and bleeds easily. This condition must be treated with appropriate medication. Please see your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged papillae?: Usually yellow tongue is caused by enlarged tiny projections on the surface of your tongue which are inhabited by bacteria which produce yellow pigments. It is a harmless condition. If however the whites of your eyes are yellow as well you may have jaundice and should see your physician as soon as you are able. If you are unsure, it is always better to have a clinical examination. ...Read more
Black Tongue: Black 'hairy' tongue can be caused by lengthening of the bumps on the end of the tongue, or papillae. They are often rubbed away with eating but can become longer and get stained by food or tobacco products. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can also cause the appearance of a black tongue within 24 hours of use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My throat is really sore. Half my tongue is green with slight red spots all over my tongue. What could this be?
My tongue has been swollen for a week i started to get patches of yellow thick coating on my tongue. And the other patches is just flesh what is wrong?
Thrush: The most common cause of the symptoms you describe is thrush. This is a yeast infection that typically occurs after prolonged or frequent antibiotic use but can happen for a variety of reasons, such as in patients who's immune system is weak and diabetics. Visit an ENT doctor. The treatment is usually a medicated mouthwash. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Uncertain: Your dentist may be able to accurately diagnose this. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Throat is dry. tongue is white and furry. purple veins and yellow spots/lumps and white stuff at the back of throat. secondhand smoke is yes. help pls?
The sides of my throat is very red and now my tongue is white. I have no pain but I don't understand why they are red and why my tongue is white?
White tongue: On any form of steroids?, inhaled steroids for asthma? Have an autoimmune disease on medication?immunosupressed? diabetes? These can predispose to thrush which is a fungal infection in the mouth (yeast) and is treated by dilfucan or nystatin trouches. The thrush can cause irritation and redness elsewhere in the mouth. Could also be strep . Follow up w/doc/ urgent care today ...Read more
My throat is really quite sore half my tounge is green with slight red spots all over my tounge. What is this?
Good Question: That's a good question and can only be answered by a dentist or physician who can take your medical history and actually examine you in person. ...Read more
Colored tongue: Without the ability to see your tongue and examine you the best thing to do would be to show it to your dentist. This may be due to superficial bacterial or fungal overgrowth. You might try using your toothbrush twice a day on the surface of the tongue and see if that helps. Good luck. ...Read more
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