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Every morning there is a orange/white coating on my tongue. What causes this?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Many causes
Have you been on antibiotics recently? Anyway, yeast infection can do that and so can acid reflux.
A dentist or ENT should be able to help you.

In brief: Many causes
Have you been on antibiotics recently? Anyway, yeast infection can do that and so can acid reflux.
A dentist or ENT should be able to help you.
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