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Yellow Sores On Tongue
I had oralSex lately,now there are red&yellow sores on my soft palate & bigger sores back of my tongue somehow on pharynx,hard palate is gettin yellow?
My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?
Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and dental history along with a personal clinical exam is required. ...Read more
I have painful mouth sores on my tongue and inside cheeks. Sometimes have a small white/yellow bubble and are always red. Low iron and b12.
Volatile sulfur cpds: Usually the yellow color is a volitile sulfur compound. These compounds form when bacteria in your mouth metabolize protein present in the food you eat & old cells that are shed from your cheeks, tongue etc. Remove food & debris by thorough flossing, brushing, & scraping the surface of your tongue. Also brush & swish with chlorine dioxide (ie closys) to kill these gram (-) aneurobic bacteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clean your tongue: Start by cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper after each tooth brushing, twice a day. They are available in most drug stores. If you smoke, then stop. If tongue surface bleeds this could be candidiasis and requires professional evaluation and medication. If using tongue scraper fails to resolve problem after a week then also need to your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy 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
See your dentist : You need to have this evaluated if it is different than what you normally see in the morning on your tongue.If you don't scrape your tongue well or brush it well it could just be a buildup of the bacteria from not being cleaned enough.Try this first and if no relief go to the dentist because it could be a symptom of an underlying condition. A dentist will tell you after a physical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My tongue has been yellow for a couple of weeks and it doesn't hurt or anything what is the cause?
Jaundice: Natural pigmented chemicals can turn the tongue colors ranging from yellow to black. This can cause the tongue to take on an overall yellow discoloration. Although this is the most common cause of a yellow tongue, occasionally a more serious health problem such as jaundice can cause the tongue to turn yellow. Jaundice can indicate an undiagnosed liver or blood problem so see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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