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Yellowish Coating On Tongue
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
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
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??
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.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
Tongue having white coating and some area having tiny red bumps. What is it? Roof of mouth is little yellowish. Dont smoke and drink.
Watch for infection.: It could be only an irritation due to something that you ate or drank. Or just a lack of proper hygiene. Make sure you brush your tongue and teeth after eating. Watch for sweets and milk. Rinse with salty water with a drop of peroxide. If hurts, see a dentist or physician. ...Read more
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
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
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