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How can I manage the symptoms of yellow tongue?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

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).
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