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Can oral thrush coat just your tongue?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

It can extend over all mucous membranes in the oral cavity and down the esophagus.
I have seen patients with strings of white exudate extending from their uvula to the tongue and their entire throat coated white. If you are a normal adult u should not be getting thrush and should have your immune system examined and u should get tested for hiv.

In brief: No

It can extend over all mucous membranes in the oral cavity and down the esophagus.
I have seen patients with strings of white exudate extending from their uvula to the tongue and their entire throat coated white. If you are a normal adult u should not be getting thrush and should have your immune system examined and u should get tested for hiv.
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