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White film of skin on my tongue? It's peeling off in large patches, and it's really disgusting and a bit painful. Just started today, what is this?

White film of skin on my tongue? It's peeling off in large patches, and it's really disgusting and a bit painful. Just started today, what is this?

Oral Thrush?: There are a number of things it could be. You would have to be clinically seen by a dentist (or ENT specialist) to be sure. My guess would be oral thrush also known as candidiasis which is a fungal infection and requires antifungal medication. However, there are other possibilities so make an appointment with your dentist\doctor. ...Read more

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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


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I have been to a few doctors, none have found a reason why this is happening, but the skin on my tongue is peeling off. It will grow back and peel off?

I have been to a few doctors, none have found a reason why this is happening, but the skin on my tongue is peeling off. It will grow back and peel off?

Hmmm: If you have bald spots on your tongue ; the size ; location vary from time to time it might be something known as geographic tongue. If that is the case, it surprises me that the few doctors whom you saw "don't know what it is? " if you actually see the skin "peeling off"; it might well be something else. See an oral surgeon or oral pathologist for a definitive diagnosis. It might require a biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the Layer of skin peeling off my tongue?

What is the Layer of skin peeling off my tongue?

Skin peeling: Skin peeling off tongue can be due to recent burned tongue, trauma. There are few rare issues that can cause this. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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I had white skin peeling in just about the whole area right under my tongue?

I had white skin peeling in just about the whole area right under my tongue?

White tongue coat: Could very well be a yeast infection. Are you using astma inhalers or took antibiotics recently? Pleasae check with your primary care doc. Get well. ...Read more

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If my tongue breaks out kinda white color of the tip can peel skin off every morning or every other morning do I have std?

If my tongue breaks out kinda white color of the tip can peel skin off every morning or every other morning do I have std?

Not STD: No STD is a likely cause of symptoms like this. See your doctor for professional advice and diagnosis, but don't worry about STD. If you may be at risk for STD (new partner, partner with other partners, etc), you probably should have routine STD testing, while it's on your mind. But even if something turns up positive, probably it wouldn't explain your mouth problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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The skin under my tongue is peeling and one of the veins literally appears like it's going to pop out. I looks like there's barely any skin holding it?

Seen a dentist?: When was your last visit to the dentist? I call dentist as disease detectives. They can not only help prevent and maintain oral health, but can help identify other diseases too. Especially as it is an issue related to your mouth, start with a dental visit, have your dentist check you thoroughly and help our guide you in the right direction. Oral cancer screening are always very good ...Read more

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Hey guys I have a some soreness under my tongue is very sore it's red has some purple the skin is peeling off and the tongue just looks swollen?

Hey guys I have a some soreness under my tongue is very sore it's red has some purple the skin is peeling off and the tongue just looks swollen?

Sore tongue: 38 M notes: Hey guys I have a some soreness under my tongue is very sore it's red has some purple the skin is peeling off and the tongue just looks swollen? ANS: not certain what the? Is here. I would go see your Drs. And review meds you are on with them. May be allergic prob. I assume you did not eat some very hot (temperature) food and burned mouth. Please advise and give more history. ...Read more

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I have white under my tongue that looks like peeling skin that I think is causing major pain especially to my lower jaw and throat. What could it be?

I have white under my tongue that looks like peeling skin that I think is causing major pain especially to my lower jaw and throat. What could it be?

Yeast: This could be a yeast infection. If you have been on antibiotics it could predispose you to yeast. Less common causes of white plaques in the mouth are lichen planus and skin cancer. If the condition persists you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: And sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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Can rubbing the roof of your mouth constantly cause some skin to peel or get rough?

Can rubbing the roof of your mouth constantly cause some skin to peel or get rough?

Of course: There is no part of the human body that is intended to be rubbed constantly, or can tolerate constant rubbing, without causing damage. The feet are rugged, and develop thicker skin in response to constant walking on bare feet... and thus are probably the only parts of the body that can withstand constant friction. However, even feet can eventually be damaged. ...Read more

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I have this weird skin that is peeling off on the inside of my mouth. I've used crest and colgate all my life. Started 6 months ago and every day. Help?

I have this weird skin that is peeling off on the inside of my mouth. I've used crest and colgate all my life. Started 6 months ago and every day. Help?

Oral lesion: Is it inside the mouth? Inside the mouth we don't have skin, only mucosas. If you have something inside the mouth peeling off show it to either a dental surgeon or an ent. Could be mucocele, leukoplaquia, cancer, or other serious lesion. 6 month is too much. ...Read more

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I have peeling skin and rednes in the corner of my mouth. What could this be?

I have peeling skin and rednes in the corner of my mouth. What could this be?

Perleche: Sounds like it could be perleche or angular chelitis which is common and caused by a buildup of moisture. Nothing dangerous. It should be looked at by a doctor to confirm this and a topical cream can be precribed, good luck! ...Read more

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What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

Skin changes...: Even though without taking a look at you is difficult to determine exactly what this is, but by the way you are describing your skin changes, it seems to be a dermatitis (skin inflammation), could be seborrhea or eczema. For now try moisturizing cream or petroleum jelly and make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I found peeling blue skin on the inside of my mouth, should I be worried? I don't do drugs, smoke, or drink

You: You did not mention how old you are, and if you have any medical conditions or medications you are taking or if you are on any antibiotics. This type of diagnosis is best done in person, by a dentist or oral surgeon in your community who can take a full medical history, diagnose your problem, and recommend approproate treatment. ...Read more

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The skin inside my mouth on both cheek areas are covered with white looses flakes of peeling skin. Can you tell me why this may be happening?

Cheek biting: If this is a white line on the inside of both cheeks that goes from front to back and is even with where you teeth bite, then this is most likely from cheek biting. Some people do this in their sleep. It can cause mild trauma to inside of the cheek and the area heals the white dead skin on the surface peels off. Cheek biting can be caused by stress. ...Read more

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I noticed that every morning my mouth skin as well as the inside of my mouth skin is peeling. Is toothpaste allergy the possible cause to this?

I noticed that every morning my mouth skin as well as the inside of my mouth skin is peeling. Is toothpaste allergy the possible cause to this?

Sensitivity: It is more likely a sensitivity to an ingredient (s) vs. An allergic reaction. Have you changed toothpastes or mouth rinses in the last 3 months? Often less is more when trying to figure this out. Try switching to a basic, no frills toothpaste/mouth rinse. Often this type of reaction is due to a chemical sensitivity to a flavoring, whitening, or tartar control agent. If no change see your dentist. ...Read more

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Over the past 4 days I have noticed that the skin on the left side roof of my mouth is peeling. I have gargled with reg. Listerine. Should I worry?

Over the past 4 days I have noticed that the skin on the left side roof of my mouth is peeling. I have gargled with reg. Listerine. Should I worry?

Peeling in mouth: Did you burn or injure your mouth? This would cause the skin to peel. If not it should be checked by your dentist for signs of infection, thrush, leukoplakia or oral cancer. Any abnormal changes in your mouth should be checked by your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can the substances used for chemical peel penetrate into the blood? I would like to have a chemical peel procedure to smooth wrinkles around the mouth and achieve a healthier skin look. Is there a risk of the substances used penetrating into the blood cir

Can the substances used for chemical peel penetrate into the blood? I would like to have a chemical peel procedure to smooth wrinkles around the mouth and achieve a healthier skin look. Is there a risk of the substances used penetrating into the blood cir

Chemical Peels: A phenol based chemical peel can cause cardiac complications if the phenol levels in the blood get too high. Other types of chemical peels can be used around the mouth that do not have this risk. Laser resurfacing can also be used to treat wrinkles around the mouth. These treatments can cause color and texture differences in the skin so full face treatment gives a more uniform result. ...Read more

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