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I have a thick yellow coating on my tongue. All the time?

I have a thick yellow coating on my tongue. All the time?

Nonspecific: Tongue coating is very nonspecific and sometimes related to digestive issues, but on many occasions there is no pathology. I wouldn't be concerned about it if you have no symptoms. Use your toothbrush to wipe it away. Your dentist may have more advice for you. ...Read more

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I have a yellow coating on the sides of my tongue what could this be?

I have a yellow coating on the sides of my tongue what could this be?

Check immunity: Thrush is considered an opportunistic infection, meaning it will generally only infect people who have an immune system weakened by infection, medications or primary immune deficiency. Oral antifungal medications are available by prescription. ...Read more

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My tongue has a yellow coating on the sides and back of it. Was wondering what could cause this. I have been having body temperature issues recently.

My tongue has a yellow coating on the sides and back of it. Was wondering what could cause this. I have been having body temperature issues recently.

Coated tongue: Your tongue may be coated due to an infection called thrush. The fever that you have been having may also be related. It is very important that you see your doctor to evaluate the cause of your fever. Take care. ...Read more

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My tongue has a yellow coating on it. Could it be thrush?

My tongue has a yellow coating on it. Could it be thrush?

Yellow tongue: It could be thrush altough the thrush infections I have seen are white in color.
See an oral surgeon asap for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does this yellow coating on my tongue keep coming back?

Why does this yellow coating on my tongue keep coming back?

Brush tongue: The coating is plaque, the same thing that builds up on your teeth. Brushing your to gue or using a tongue scraper will remove it. But must like the plaque on your teeth it will keep co inge back. It can be worse when you are sick, like with a cold or virus, or certain foods. Some people have more than other. Tongue cleaning will keep it under comtrol. ...Read more

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My tongue has been swollen for a week I started to get patches of yellow thick coating on my tongue. And the other patches is just flesh what is wrong?

My tongue has been swollen for a week I started to get patches of yellow thick coating on my tongue. And the other patches is just flesh what is wrong?

Thrush: The most common cause of the symptoms you describe is thrush. This is a yeast infection that typically occurs after prolonged or frequent antibiotic use but can happen for a variety of reasons, such as in patients who's immune system is weak and diabetics. Visit an ENT doctor. The treatment is usually a medicated mouthwash. ...Read more

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What causes a yellow coating on tongue? I have a history of malignant pancreatic NET.

What causes a yellow coating on tongue? I have a history of malignant pancreatic NET.

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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My tongue has had a thick yellow coating towards the back for the past 3 weeks and the dentist is concerned. What could it be?

Yellow coating: Since we have not seen you clinically, nor do we know your medical and dental history, we would only be guessing.
This should be discussed with your dentist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a yellow/ green coating on my tongue constantly. Which only goes away when I brush it. I have to brush it really vigorously.

Hi, I have a yellow/ green coating on my tongue constantly. Which only goes away when I brush it. I have to brush it really vigorously.

Have it checked: This type of discoloration could be from sinus drainage, dry mouth, the types of food you ingest, etc. So it would be a good idea to have this evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a thin white coating on my tongue. Nothing thick, sometimes it looks a little yellow in the back. Scraping doesn't work and it doesn't hurt.

I have a thin white coating on my tongue. Nothing thick, sometimes it looks a little yellow in the back. Scraping doesn't work and it doesn't hurt.

Many reasons: Many reasons
one may be lichen planus. Could be diet. Do you smoke? Multiple medications could dry the mouth and make the tongue white. Could be yeast or candidiasis. You need to seek medical or dental attention. ...Read more

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I have a yellow coating on my tongue and difficulty swallowing. What could it be?

Possible Infection: The yellow coating may possibly be candidiasis or thrush, a fungal or yeast infection which can cause some pain with swallowing. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue is stained yellow, with a whitish coating as well only on the back. I have terrible acid reflux, could that be the reason?

The back of my tongue is stained yellow, with a whitish coating as well only on the back. I have terrible acid reflux, could that be the reason?

It's possible...: ...To get a coating on the tongue as a sign of severe acid reflux. However, there are many other reasons why your tongue could have an appearance of a coating. To sort it out, you should see your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist. In the mean time, try adding liquid or chewable antacids to your current anti-reflux regimen, while you are waiting for your appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can thrush on tongue be scraped off? Tongue yellow, white thick coating and can't be scraped off. Dr said thrush. 4 days lozenges not better. Was abx

Can thrush on tongue be scraped off? Tongue yellow, white thick coating and can't be scraped off. Dr said thrush. 4 days lozenges not better. Was abx

Yes: A white coating on your tongue that can't be scraped off and particularly doesn't respond to antifungals may have several other etiologies, but one of the other really common possibilities is gastroesophageal reflux, which can be significant even if you don't have heartburn. I would get that checked out, and if not the case, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have yellow-green coating on my tongue, red patches, and my breath smells like a tonsilith (which I do not have at the moment).?

I have yellow-green coating on my tongue, red patches, and my breath smells like a tonsilith (which I do not have at the moment).?

Your symptoms: Your symptoms require a one on one medical and dental history and personal clinical examination to diagnose and treat. See either your General Dentist or Primary Care Physician depending upon your best guess as to whether it is dental or medical in origin. ...Read more

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I have red/white bumps on the back of my tongue with some white coating. Also yellow coating in middle of tongue with few bleeding taste buds.

If tender, see doc.: If your tongue is sore, or feels "burnt", this could be a yeast infection called thrush. See a doctor to be sure ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth, yellow coating on tongue, lansoprazole not worked. What now?

Bad taste in mouth, yellow coating on tongue, lansoprazole not worked. What now?

See your doctor: There is no way of knowing without having an examination. I would urge you to get to a physician or dentist to try to determine what the cause and solution to the problem would be. ...Read more

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yellow coating on tongue that comes off when brushing but comes back. Was on amoxicillin for 10 days could this be the cause? I have good oral health

yellow coating on tongue that comes off when brushing but comes back. Was on amoxicillin for 10 days could this be the cause? I have good oral health

May be thrush: It is possible it is a yeast infection/ thrush/ candidiasis. It's not uncommon to acquire a yeast infection after taking antibiotics. Note if the yellow coating is anywhere else in the mouth. See a dentist or doctor for appropriate diagnosis and prescription. ...Read more

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I noticed yellow coating on my tongue also raised bumps in the back of my tongue. Along with burping. I'm going to the dr tomorrow. What could it be?

I noticed yellow coating on my tongue also raised bumps in the back of my tongue. Along with burping. I'm going to the dr tomorrow. What could it be?

Many causes???: Hard to determine without a thorough history and exam. Has this occurred before. Meds, supplements, trauma, etc., may cause. If in doubt and if it persists, see a dr. And/or a dentist. ...Read more

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I found a thin yellow coat on my tongue. What can cause this problem. Also my nose drains bad at night. Can this b the cause of this problem?

I found a thin yellow coat on my tongue. What can cause this problem. Also my nose drains bad at night. Can this b the cause of this problem?

Could be: A post nasal drip, allergies or a sinus infections can lead to a coated tongue. Clean your tongue by brushing it or using a tongue scraper will remove the coating and help keep your breath feesher. Treating the sinus problem or allergies will provide long term solution. ...Read more

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When I look at my tongue it is covered in a white/yellow coat? I have lumps the same colour of my tongue that seem to go all the way into my throat?

When I look at my tongue it is covered in a white/yellow coat? I have lumps the same colour of my tongue that seem to go all the way into my throat?

Oral thrush?: You may have a yeast infection in the mouth - oral thrush but that needs to be differentiated from other things including normal coating from food. Especially if you are generally healthy and not at risk for poor immune system. I will recommend getting a check up with your doctor, not only to diagnose and treat the mouth condition but for proper preventive care. ...Read more

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I have a light yellow coating on my toungue along with I think inflamed taste buds. It hurts! What could this be?

I have a light yellow coating on my toungue along with I think inflamed taste buds. It hurts! What could this be?

Tongue coating: It is hard to say what is causing the pain and coating in your tongue. Could be allergies, viral, or many other causes. Try brushing your tongue or using a tongue scraper to remove the coating. If the pain persists see your dentist and have this checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Started to get a bit of yellow coating in the middle of toungue after I started taking omprezole 20mg tablet is it normal prescription from my ent?

Normal: Prilosec (omeprazole is a drug prescribed to deal with git ulcers and acid re-flux. Like many drugs, taking that medicine could be accompanied with some side effects. Tongue coating is one of them. Nothing to worry about. Ask your dr if you could take vitamin b-12 with it. Some time the flora gets affected with medicine and fungus infection could occur. Manifesting itself with tongue coating. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause a white coating on tongue?

Unlikely: It is probably related to your diet.
Consider eating less processed food and increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables. When eating cheese and animal products, aim for the low fat variety. ...Read more

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Help! There's white coating on tongue after having tonsillectomy?

Don't panic: White coating of the tongue is not a serious problem. Usually is reflection of other problems (like use of antibiotics, digestive issues, bad oral hygiene). Due to your recent surgery once you start eating normal food and brushing better white coating will go away. If it persists longer then 2 weeks see you physician. ...Read more

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White coating on tongue that comes off with baking soda. Comes back few hours later. Is this coating normal. Dr not concerned. Permanent solution?

White coating on tongue that comes off with baking soda. Comes back few hours later. Is this coating normal. Dr not concerned. Permanent solution?

Tongue and mouth: When you start to look closely at the body, things might seem strange or weird. The mouth has alot of structures in it that can look very bizarre if you stare too long. Good you showed this to a doc -I would trust that opinion. You can show Health Tap docs too by uploading a pic. Probably this is just a mucous film -try drinking more fluids. I like to 'rinse' throughout the day -helps the breath 2 ...Read more

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Can acid reflux or GERD cause white coating on tongue?

Can acid reflux or GERD cause white coating on tongue?

Many causes: Yes acid reflux can cause a white tongue but it as also accompanied by other symptoms like heartburn. white tongue can be cause also by medications, mouth bacteria or yeast and bad oral hygiene. ...Read more

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I have a white coating on tongue most comes off with baking soda, only to return hours later. Gets thick after food. How do l know if this is thrush?

Not thrush: Thrush is a white coating in the mouth that does not come off. It can cause a sore throat or other mouth pain that occurs after taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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What STD causes soar throat and white coating on tongue?

What STD causes soar throat and white coating on tongue?

Sore throat: You probably have a virus caused by an enterovirus that is responsible for your sore throat and coated tongue. A enterovirus does not cause an std ...Read more

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Pink dome like bumps on penis plus foreskin plus white coating on tongue which comes and goes?

Pink dome like bumps on penis plus foreskin plus white coating on tongue which comes and goes?

Peace of mind: It sounds as if you are concerned about a potential sexually transmitted disease. While the information provided is inadequate to provide a definitive diagnosis, the fact that the question is being asked suggests exposure to potentially unsafe sexual behavior. A face to face appointment with your physician could provide clarity as well peace of mind. ...Read more

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I think my bf has thrush he has a thick white coating on tongue and when he tries to brush it off he has patches of red and a little bleeding?

I think my bf has thrush he has a thick white coating on tongue and when he tries to brush it off he has patches of red and a little bleeding?

Probably not: It would be unusual for a healthy young male to have lingual thrush. I suspect that the white coating is not a yeast infection and is not pathological. White patches are often seen on the throat surface with oral yeast infections. Have him examined by an otolaryngologist if concerns continue. ...Read more

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Took flagyl and levoquin for 10 days. Developed white coating on tongue. Been on nystatin for 8 days and tongue still white. How long till white gone?

Took flagyl and levoquin for 10 days. Developed white coating on tongue. Been on nystatin for 8 days and tongue still white. How long till white gone?

Maybe a couple weeks: Coated tongue can be due to yeast or fungus, which can be triggered by broad spectrum antibiotics like the ones you took. However, most white coated tongues aren't due to fungus. Simply being ill or on antibiotics can do it. You should contact the doc who is treating you. Most likely s/he will advise you to sit tight and let it clear up on its own, which might take a few weeks. No harm will come. ...Read more

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White coating on tongue, causing bad breath? How can I get rid of this? This white coating is causing me to have bad breath which is really embarrassing. I brush my teeth 3x's a day, flosh about twice a day and scrape my tongue after every brush. It alwa

White coating on tongue, causing bad breath? How can I get rid of this? This white coating is causing me to have bad breath which is really embarrassing. I brush my teeth 3x's a day, flosh about twice a day and scrape my tongue after every brush. It alwa

See a dentist: Tongue scraping is a great way to remove the debris on your tongue. But it sound like this is not enough for you. There are other causes of bad breath and white tongues, it could be allergies, post nasal drip, thrush infection or other causes. Your dentist can examine your tongue and find a cause and treat it. ...Read more

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My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, I've white coating on tongue?

My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, I've white coating on tongue?

Possible fungal...: Overgrowth. If you have cultures, you are probably already on an antibiotic for something. S. Viridens is a common oral bacteria that we all have on some level. Yours may be higher than normal but the white on your tongue could be candidiasis from a lack of "regular" bacteria that keep it down. Try 1/2 hydrogen peroxide/ 1/2 or mouthwash, brush your tongue, if no luck see a dr. May need nystatin. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat, fatigue, white coating on tongue with red spots and a cough. Sore throat has disappeared but others remained for 8+ weeks.

I have had a sore throat, fatigue, white coating on tongue with red spots and a cough. Sore throat has disappeared but others remained for 8+ weeks.

See your doctor: Without knowing your medical history and medication use, hard to tell for sure what this is. Best to see your doctor and test whether the white coating on your tongue is thrush, a type of fungal infection. May need treatment for this. It is a long time to be experiencing fatigue and have this coating and cough. Need blood tests and a physical exam to assess reason. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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Help! What can be the cause of a sore throat, ear ache, white coating on tongue with blisters, bumps?

Help! What can be the cause of a sore throat, ear ache, white coating on tongue with blisters, bumps?

Allergy/viral: Could be a sever allergic reaction to certain foods or meds., of a viral infection or outbreak like herpes etc.
See a doctor for exams and a swale for testing. ...Read more

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How can I make sure that white coating on my tongue is not hiv?

How can I make sure that white coating on my tongue is not hiv?

See your doctor: If you are concerned about possible having HIV go see your doctor and he can do blood testing. A white coating on your tongue maybe mucous and normal. ...Read more