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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).

Mouth (Definition)

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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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.

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

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

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

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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.?

???????????????????: 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have small white dots on the back of my tongue. Is this normal or maybe candida? It doesn't look anything like the oral thrush photos I've seen.

Doubtful...: While this is possibly early candida, the most likely source are the normal papillae in that area. If they begin to spread and come together that could be candida. Contact your dentist for an evaluation, to alleviate your concerns.

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I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?

I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?

See an ID doctor: If you are an adult, not diabetic or on antibiotics or steroids and have thrush you must be tested for HIV disease and have your immunity assessed. Thrush seldom occurs in normal adults, and particularly when it fails to respond to standard treatment it is an ominous sign.

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¿what can I do, ? I have yeast infection for two weeks and oral thrush for a week

¿what can I do, ? I have yeast infection for two weeks and oral thrush for a week

See your dr soon: You definitely will want to see your doctor very soon. For you to have used infections and oral thrush, you need to have your immune system evaluated further. You may need to consult with an integrative physician to get their recommendations to evaluate your nutritional status, lab values, stressors, and to see how you can support your intestinal system better by staying away from sugars and starches.

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Had sex and oral sex with my male partner. Start itching and having other yeast symptoms. Can I be exposed to oral thrush?

Yeast infection: Yeasts are everywhere. Susceptibility to infection may be influenced by use of antibiotics, steroids, presence of diabetes or any suppression of immunity. It is very unusual for adults to get thrush in the absence of an immune defect. When we see thrush in an adult we think HIV disease. Good luck. Hope this helps.

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Is there anything that could cause me to have multiple infections at the same time such as oral thrush, yeast infection and bladder?

Yes: If you are on antibiotics, this can lead to yeast infections. However, if you have thrush in you mouth confirmed and are not on any steroids or other immune system modulator, get seen asap. I would want to check your immune system.

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Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

No: Thrush is not a bacterial infection. It is a fungal infection. Scraping it off will leave a raw bleeding surface which is one way to diagnose Candida Albicans from other white lesions. Scraping it off will not eliminate the infection. You need to take the appropriate medication.

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My daughter is experiencing a yeast infection as well as...I think it's called oral thrush. I am only looking for natural means.

Safe & Effective: Why "only natural"? Many "natural" substance are highly toxic -- eg arsenic, uranium, radon, drug and plant toxins, etc. Many "synthetic" substances are safe rand more effective than natural counterparts -- eg willow bark (aspirin), perwinkle (vincristine), fox glove (digitalis). If I had a problem I would want something safe and effective and ignore the inflated hype around "natural".

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I don't think I have a yeast infection anymore they said it was asymptomatic 2 weeks ago, can I receive oral sex or will my partner get oral thrush?

Thrush: Candida, the yeast which causes thrush, is always present in both the mouth and vagina normally. Thrush only occurs when the yeast overgrow. This can be triggered by antibiotic use, use of oral or inhaled steroids, or by immune suppression. If your symptoms are resolved, then you should be OK to resume regular activities.

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

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