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Hi, my tongue is yellow and my papillae are enlarged. I am terrified of getting black hairy tongue. What should I do?

Hi, my tongue is yellow and my papillae are enlarged. I am terrified of getting black hairy tongue. What should I do?

See Dentist: You may have an oral fungal infection, especially if you have been taking an antibiotic. Please see your General Family Dentist for diagnosis and treatment. That's a much more efficient approach than asking us to diagnose your problem sight unseen. Don't try to diagnose and treat yourself. ...Read more

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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Does caffeine make teeth go yellow?

Does caffeine make teeth go yellow?

Stain: Not caffeine, but other chemicals in coffee or tea can discolor teeth. See your dentist for a cleaning and perhaps tooth whitening. After drinking coffee/tea swish out with water to remove residue. ...Read more

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Could a numbness in the tip of tongue be caused by caffeine overdose or from anxiety?

Could a numbness in the tip of tongue be caused by caffeine overdose or from anxiety?

Other factors: Caffeine an increase your anxiety and this may be a reason for numbness in the tip of your tongue. So you definitely want to cut down on the coffee and seek help for anxiety. The artificial sweeteners in coffee can also cause numbness. So can vitamin deficiencies, especially b12. Trauma and piercings can also cause this. ...Read more

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What does a healthy tongue look like? I don't smoke and barely have caffeine. Is it normal to have a thing film on your tongue and what causes it?

What does a healthy tongue look like? I don't smoke and barely have caffeine. Is it normal to have a thing film on your tongue and what causes it?

May not be a problem: Western medicine does not pay much attention to tongues unless they have dramatic imbalances. Chinese medicine pays great attention to the tongue, using it to diagnose the state of the GI tract. According to http://www. Sacredlotus. Com/diagnosis/tongue/
a thin white coating is normal, though it can be a sign of "external cold"if you have those symptoms.
Bottom line- probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What would a holistic doctor or Asian/eastern medicine doctor say is the reason for a phlegmy tongue? I don't smoke and drink little caffeine??

What would a holistic doctor or Asian/eastern medicine doctor say is the reason for a phlegmy tongue? I don't smoke and drink little caffeine??

They say there is: Many different coughs and diagnoses for tongue phelgm depending on yin deficiency or excess, yang deficiency or excess, or triple warmer excess, liver heat rising, damp heat, damp cold & then combine it with pulse analysis & heart findings (stethoscope too) to arrive at a diagnosis. Basically, it's a system in itself that complements chronic conditions that Western medicine uses mainly drugs for. ...Read more

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Chronic cholestasis over yrs when taking OTC meds/herbs esp caffeine, severe flares of pruritis and back cramps, no yellow skin or eyes, any ideas? Ty

Chronic cholestasis over yrs when taking OTC meds/herbs esp caffeine, severe flares of pruritis and back cramps, no yellow skin or eyes, any ideas? Ty

Liver disease??: I suspect that your liver is affected by some type of disorder. You should send us your liver Function test (LFTs) results in order to assess the degree of cholestasis. Have you consulted a liver specialist (Hepatologist)?? If not, you should seek a second opinion to provide you the best available advice and treatment and to know your diagnosis (Cholestasis is not a diagnosis by itself) ...Read more

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Will hairy tongue be forever gone?

Will hairy tongue be forever gone?

Most of the time: With good oral hygiene it clears up most of the time. Scraping the tongue regularly. ...Read more

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What can be done for a hairy tongue?

What can be done for a hairy tongue?

Brush: Hairy tongue is typically treated with debridement or simple brushing. Try brushing the tongue two to three times a day with a soft bristle toothbrush. ...Read more

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What is hairy tongue, and how can I eliminate it?

What is hairy tongue, and how can I eliminate it?

Papillae overgrowth: Hairy tongue is a benign condition of the tongue marked by elongation and often staining of the filiform papillae on the top surface of the tongue. Good oral hygiene including daily brushing of your tongue with a tongue brush or tongue scraper which can be purchased at local pharmacies and supermarkets will help prevent or control this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hairy tongue?

What is the definition or description of: hairy tongue?

Hairy tongue: The term hairy tonque refers to the fuzzy growth on the top of the tongue. The tiny bumps that contain the taste buds sometimes overgrow appearing almost fiberous or hairlike. This can be caused by many factors, like diet, habits, medication, etc. Often the fuzzy texture will hold stain making it look like dark hair. Smoking is the most common for this affliction. ...Read more

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What causes a black hairy tongue?

What causes a black hairy tongue?

Overgrown papillae: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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What causes a black hairy tongue?

What causes a black hairy tongue?

Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

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How hairy must a tongue be to be considered a hairy tongue (what are the early signs)?

How hairy must a tongue be to be considered a hairy tongue (what are the early signs)?

Subjective at 1st: This doesn't happen overnight. It gradually builds over time. I guess when you start to notice it, you could give it that term. It's similar to asking the question when can you tell that you are getting tan? More information at: http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/black-hairy-tongue. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for hairy tongue?

What are some treatments for hairy tongue?

Tongue scraper: It may require nothing more than using a tongue scraper daily. If you smoke, stop! Not only may smoking contribute to a hairy tongue, but is a known carcinogen that causes cancer. More information at: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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Can scraper get rid of black hairy tongue?

It may: Scraping or brushing with a toothbrush may help. Heavy smoking and bad oral hygiene make it worse. ...Read more

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Can a tongue scraper get rid of black hairy tongue?

Yes: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by scraping the tongue with a scraper if you are diligent. ...Read more

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How do I know the deffirance between white hairy tongue and thrush?

How do I know the deffirance between white hairy tongue and thrush?

See a dentist pronto: The best answer to give is seeing a dentist. If its thrush their are medications that can help quickly. If its white hairy tongue their are techniques and treatments as well. Trust the dentist to diagnose and get you feeling better. ...Read more

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Does black hairy tongue cause bad breath? I have developed black hairy tongue and am very worried about my breath. Is bad breath a common symptom?

Yes: Black hairy tongue is caused by the elongation of the papillas of the tounge, caused by an overgrowth of fungi. Most likely brought on by taking antibiotics or certain mouthwashes. Bad breath can occur when sulpher compounds collect in the elongated papilla. Tongue scraping can help. ...Read more

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How do I have hairy tongue? I always thought I took good care of my teeth, but now I have hairy tongue. Is there anything else I could be doing that might have caused this? .

Black,: Black, hairy tongue is a temporary, harmless (benign), painless oral condition that gives your tongue a dark, furry appearance. The distinct look of black, hairy tongue usually results from an overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth.

Although black, hairy tongue may look alarming, it doesn't cause any health problems. Black, hairy tongue usually resolves without medical treatment.
Signs and symptoms of black, hairy tongue include:

black, yellow or brown discoloration of the tongue
a hairy or furry appearance of the tongue
altered taste or metallic taste in mouth
bad breath (halitosis)
gagging sensation in some people

black, hairy tongue typically results when projections on the tongue called papillae grow longer (elongate) and don't shed like normal. This makes the tongue look hairy. Debris, bacteria or other organisms can collect on the papillae and result in black, yellow or brown discoloration.

The cause of black, hairy tongue can't always be determined. However, potential causes include:

changes in the normal bacteria or yeast content of the mouth following antibiotic use
poor oral hygiene
breathing through your mouth
medications containing bismuth, such as pepto-bismol
regular use of mouthwashes containing oxidizing agents, such as peroxide, or astringent agents, such as witch hazel or menthol
heavy tobacco use

when to see a doctor
though unattractive, black, hairy tongue is usually a temporary, harmless condition. See your doctor if:
you're concerned about the appearance of your tongue
your signs and symptoms persist for more than 10 days

black, hairy tongue typically doesn't require medical treatment. Though unattractive, it's a temporary, harmless condition.

Practicing good oral hygiene and eliminating factors that potentially contribute to the condition — such as tobacco use or medications that contain bismuth — help resolve black, hairy tongue. Talk to your doctor or dentist before discontinuing a prescribed medication.


Source: mayo clinic web site. ...Read more

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Can energy drinks cause hairy tongue? My boyfriend drinks 4-5 of these energy drinks a day, and he's now developed a yellowish hairy tongue. I know the condition is harmless, but could these drinks be the cause? .

Can energy drinks cause hairy tongue? My boyfriend drinks 4-5 of these energy drinks a day, and he's now developed a yellowish hairy tongue. I know the condition is harmless, but could these drinks be the cause? .

Possibly: I am in agreement with the other doctors. The yellowish coloration could also be indicative of energy weakness involving the liver and gallbladder. Your boyfriewnd need to take a look at his life and see why he needs to drink 4-5 of those things (i mean things, they are not so good for you) every day... Would suggest better diet and suplements. ...Read more

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What is a hairy tongue?

What is a hairy tongue?

Hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue is caused by elongation of papillae of the tongue, appear fur- like. It is not considered a disease. Good mouth hygiene recommended. ...Read more

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How is a hairy tongue treated?

Good ral hygiene: Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to treat black hairy tongue. Gently brush your teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush. Also, brush your tongue. You can use a tongue scraper to make sure you're thoroughly cleaning the area. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help keep your mouth clean. Finally, if you smoke quit this habit. ...Read more

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What do you do for a hairy tongue?

Brush and scrape it: Use a tongue scraper, available otc, or your tooth brush to brush the top of your tongue. Go as far back as you can tolerate. ...Read more

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How is white hairy tongue treated?

No treatment: Hairy tongue is a benign condition by excessive growth of the taste buds. Some folks think that irritants like tobacco smoke can worsen it. It is harmless and is there is no proven effective treatment. Try not to worry about it. ...Read more

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What are some causes of light blue hairy tongue?

What are some causes of light blue hairy tongue?

Black Hairy Tongue: It is an actual condition called black hairy tongue. The papillae on the surface of the tongue become elongated and look like "hairy projections". It is caused by bacteria buildup, and things like smoking, poor oral hygiene and dry mouth can contribute. Brush your tongue and use a tongue scraper. ...Read more

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Hairy tongue (need it cleared urgently), what to do?

Carbon Dioxide Laser: In most cases, simply brushing the tongue with a soft toothbrush, tongue scraper and good oral hygiene is sufficient to eliminate elongated papillae. Or visit your dentist for carbon dioxide laser treatment for hairy tongue. ...Read more

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How to treat hairy tongue?

How to treat hairy tongue?

Tongue scraper: It may require nothing more than using a tongue scraper daily to remove the surface debris. If not, see your own dentist for further evaluation and possible treatment. More informatin at: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What is a black hairy tongue?

What is a black hairy tongue?

Papillae overgrowth: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by brushing the tongue as well as your teeth with your toothbrush. ...Read more

Hairy Tongue (Definition)

The term hairy tonque refers to the fuzzy growth on the top of the tongue. The tiny bumps that contain the taste buds sometimes overgrow appearing almost fiberous or hairlike. This can be caused by many factors, like diet, habits, medication, etc. Often the fuzzy texture will hold stain making it look like dark hair. Smoking is the most ...Read more