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I have a problem with my tongue, its yellowish with a white coating. How to get rid of this fast?

I have a problem with my tongue, its yellowish with a white coating. How to get rid of this fast?

Brush or scrape it: The coating you describe is a buildup of particles from the many things you put in your mouth. The tongue surface is made of deep fissures that easily trap and collect these particles. To get rid of it get in the habit of brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth. You can also scape the tongue with a tongue scraper or the edge of a spoon or a smooth table knife. Food tastes better, too. ...Read more

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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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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 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 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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I have mono and my tongue has these small painful bumps here and there and a yellowish white coating on it. What does this mean??

I have mono and my tongue has these small painful bumps here and there and a yellowish white coating on it. What does this mean??

Part of illness: Getting a coated tongue can be part of sore throat associated with mono or strep throat. They are a result of papillae prominence on the tongue. It should get better over time. Good oral hygiene helps during this time. They should be seen if ulcers/ sores are seen. ...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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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