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What causes chronic white tongue, it looks like yeast on tongue?

What causes chronic white tongue, it looks like yeast on tongue?

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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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more


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What is actually yeast infection on tongue and penis? How it come?

What is actually yeast infection on tongue and penis? How it come?

Unprotected sex: Yeast infection is a curdy, white affliction. If you performed oral sex and then unprotected sex with a woman who had a vaginal yeast infection, then you infected your tongue and penis. See your physician to get this cleared up. ...Read more

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Oral yeast infection from tongue piercing, what do I do?

Please see your: Physician who can prescribe appropriate medication for you. ...Read more

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I have concerns about being Lyme infected,Hernia,yeast,tongue, diabetes,sudden food allergy,haven't ate, so please answer. ?

I have concerns about being Lyme infected,Hernia,yeast,tongue, diabetes,sudden food allergy,haven't ate, so please answer.




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???????????????????: Your list of issues do not provide any clear background information and does not ask a clear question.This is not a chat room and your questions are not linked.You are welcome to start over.Provide background info for a specific issue and ask a clear question. Random docs visiting the site may be able to help. Otherwise write it al down and see a local doc. ...Read more

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Is this a yeast infection if my tongue is coated when I scrape every evening?

Is this a yeast infection if my tongue is coated when I scrape every evening?

Oral thrush: When you scrap the toungue, and the toungue becomes clear it is not thrush. With thrush, the scraped area shows some hemorrhagic spots on toungue. ...Read more

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Is it possibble to have yeast on very back of tongue for a year. My doctor prescribed lozenges doesn't seem to help?

It's possible: It depends on the symptoms you are trying to treat. You could have a chronic lingual tonsillitis. Treatments for oral thrush generally need to be taken for two weeks, so don't give up early. Significant thrush would likely have been bothering such that it was treated early. If you are diabetic or use steroid inhalers or antibiotics you are at increase risk for yeast. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between oral thrush and geographic tongue? Can both be caused by yeast infection?

How can you tell the difference between oral thrush and geographic tongue? Can both be caused by yeast infection?

Thrush vs Geographic: Thrush-creamy white coating; fungal (candidia a.) due to imbalance of organisms\immune system issues; can be brushed off to some extent; worsens with time; requires treatment! geographic tongue- random and varied bald spots, changes over time in size and location; unknown etiology; benign and does not require treatment. See your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more