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What is a hairy tongue?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hairy tongue

Black hairy tongue is caused by elongation of papillae of the tongue, appear fur- like.
It is not considered a disease. Good mouth hygiene recommended.

In brief: Hairy tongue

Black hairy tongue is caused by elongation of papillae of the tongue, appear fur- like.
It is not considered a disease. Good mouth hygiene recommended.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice

In brief: Hairy tongue

Hairy tongue is a harmless condition in which there is enlargement of papillae on tongue, occurs in adults over 40 yrs.
Linked to chewing or smoking tobacco, alcohol, beverages like coffee, certain medications, dry mouth and radiotherapy. it is usually asymptomatic and doesn't require treatment but recommended to discontinue smoking, alcohol. http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/hairy-tongue/

In brief: Hairy tongue

Hairy tongue is a harmless condition in which there is enlargement of papillae on tongue, occurs in adults over 40 yrs.
Linked to chewing or smoking tobacco, alcohol, beverages like coffee, certain medications, dry mouth and radiotherapy. it is usually asymptomatic and doesn't require treatment but recommended to discontinue smoking, alcohol. http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/hairy-tongue/
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Fungal infection

Usually caused by overuse of hydrogen peroxide.
Another cause is overuse of antibiotics.

In brief: Fungal infection

Usually caused by overuse of hydrogen peroxide.
Another cause is overuse of antibiotics.
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Different types

There are different types of hairy tongues.
A black hairy tongue can be associated with thrush, autoimmune disease, or it may be stained, or a side effect of taking a medication or supplement. See your dentist or md.

In brief: Different types

There are different types of hairy tongues.
A black hairy tongue can be associated with thrush, autoimmune disease, or it may be stained, or a side effect of taking a medication or supplement. See your dentist or md.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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