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What does yellow tongue mean?

What does yellow tongue mean?

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 more

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What can cause a yellow tongue?

What can cause a yellow tongue?

Tongue discoloration: On the surface of the tongue are multiple papillae, which come in different sizes and shapes. These can easily be discolored by things we eat, drink and even inhale. The most common things that cause a yellowish discoloration of the tongue include tobacco (both smoking and chewing), coffee, tea and even brown sodas and other dark beverages. ...Read more

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How common is a yellow tongue?

How common is a  yellow tongue?

Thrush: If there is pain as well, tis could be oral thrush, a fungal infection. If there is no pain, there are a number of considerations from vitamin deficiencies to acid reflux. Only a physical exam and complete history could provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause a yellow tongue?

What can cause a  yellow tongue?

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

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How is a yellow tongue diagnosed?

Thrush: If there is pain as well, tis could be oral thrush, a fungal infection. If there is no pain, there are a number of considerations from vitamin deficiencies to acid reflux. Only a physical exam and complete history could provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for yellow tongue?

Who is at  risk for yellow tongue?

Yellow tongue: It may eventually become black hairey tongue. It is temporary & responds to local cleansing. In rare cases, it may indicate disease of liver or gall-bladder. ...Read more

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Can a yellow tongue become serious?

Yes: A yellow tongue is serious. A healthy tongue is pink. Any other color is not healthy. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of yellow tongue?

What are symptoms of yellow tongue?

Yellow Tongue: Yellow tongue is caused by enlargement of papillae and allows bacteria to hide in the recesses of the bumps saliva may change colour and the tongue looks yellowish and can give some pain, itchy sensation of mouth feel like cotton mouth, there can be yeast infection as well, and can spread to esophagus the condition is benign can be treated with medicated mouth wash, andanti fungal meds, and proper diet. ...Read more

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How do you trreat a yellow tongue?

How do you trreat a  yellow tongue?

Thrush: If there is pain as well, tis could be oral thrush, a fungal infection. Treatment involves rinses with an anti fin gal in most cases. If there is no pain, there are a number of considerations from vitamin deficiencies to acid reflux. Only a physical exam and complete history could provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more