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Noticed a couple of days ago my tounge has a white coat on it. No pain but sometimes I get a numb sensation. What could this be?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Hairy Tongue
I'm not sure the two are related or you noticed them coincidentally.
A white tongue is usually nothing more than the taste buds (filliform) that are elongated resulting in a more white tongue. There is also a condition called "hairy tongue" in which the taste buds are very long and can appear to be "hair" on the tongue. Less likely: thrush.. Usually painful.

In brief: Hairy Tongue
I'm not sure the two are related or you noticed them coincidentally.
A white tongue is usually nothing more than the taste buds (filliform) that are elongated resulting in a more white tongue. There is also a condition called "hairy tongue" in which the taste buds are very long and can appear to be "hair" on the tongue. Less likely: thrush.. Usually painful.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: White cated tongue
If you are a healthy person with a normal immune system and not on steroids then white coated tongue is a benign condition and you do not have to worry about it.
With time it will clear.

In brief: White cated tongue
If you are a healthy person with a normal immune system and not on steroids then white coated tongue is a benign condition and you do not have to worry about it.
With time it will clear.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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