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    hi, I've had a problem with my tongue now for a few months i have always brushed my teeth and my tongue three times a day. But 3 months ago i noticed that i had red/white spots at the back of my tongue a few days after noticing these my tongue became covered in a white coating, which looks horrible i went to see my doctor, and was told it was oral thrush and was given something to put on my tongue two weeks of using this did nothing so i again made another appointment with my doctor this time getting told that the white coating on my tongue was from dehydration and the spots was normal, although i drink a lot of water, anyway i was given some gel stuff to put on my tongue but it just seems to be getting worse... and i don't know what else i could do, i've tried using a tongue scrapper but the white coating just keeps coming back .... advice would be very much appreciated.





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    For as long as i remember, i have had a rather strange white coating on the back of my tongue and when i looked further into the back of my mouth, there have been small but very visible lumps/spots at the sides and back of the tongue and even bigger lumps at the centre of my tongue. I tend to get bad breath and i can scrape off this 'white stuff' and it smells. is this normal?





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    Hello, I also had that, it was because i was not brushing my teeth regularly. Its probably a build up of dead skin cells. It could also be from dehydration. A more concerning cause of this could be thrush or candidal infection which is a form of fungus. you might want to go check with a doctor just in case and if it is thrush. All of these should be solved relatively simply :) a course of medication suited to your symptoms, I wouldnt worry about it ^_^

    I have a yellow discolouration on my tongue that I have had for months and it is concerning me. My doctor prescribed Daktarin gel which I tried but I constantly have a yellow discolouration on my tongue which doesnt look very nice. I am also worried that it may result in bad breath. What can be causing this? and how can I get rid of it? Id appreciate any advice. I brush my teeth twice daily and also use mouthwash and I also have been using a tongue brush for months. The coating does scrape off my tongue with my tongue brush but it re-appears. I cannot get rid of the coating from the very back of my tongue either because I cannot reach that far using the tongue brush. Many thanks.





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    Me too. My thick yellowish coating is only at the backof the tongue. I scrape it or brush it with a plastic scraper or toothbrush almost every day. Gps and an oral medicine practitioner have said there's probably nothing wrong but they've taken samples from my mouth an blood to check. I've had this condition for years and years and it really bugs me. I try to eat as many cleansing foods as poss- raw fruit and veg and am cutting back on sugar and dairy. It doesn't seem to smell- thank goodness! but looks horrible. I'm thinking of going to see a nutritionist next. Good luck with yours!

    I'm 16 years old and so i did oral with my boyfriend and i noticed i had really foul breath afterwards along with a white-ish looking tongue. I went to go brush my teeth along with my tongue and i think its somewhat better. Also my tongue is back to a normal looking pinkish color in my opinion. Can doing oral lead to a white looking tongue and or bad breath? I did some research just to be safe and apparently symptoms of HIV can cause white tongue. The thing is i'm not experiencing an other symptoms of HIV and that my tongue isn't white anymore after brushing. And that my boyfriend and i are sure we dont have HIV and or AIDS. I'm confused. Either i have a really bad brushing habit causing my breath to smell bad and the white tongue and or something else? please help





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    My 2 year old has big teeth marks on her tongue, I have noticed over the last few months the odd tooth mark on her tongue it is as though she has bit rite into her tongue leaving teeth marks engraved, it's not bleeding or infected or anything. She woke up a couple of nights ago crying which is very unlike her and we couldn't work out what was wrong but think this was maybe when she had bitten her tongue.





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    hi for long now i have been surfering from bad breadth, i have tried all products to see if it would work but all this to no avail. and what really bothers me is that i brush my teeth the right way and my tongue, sometimes i brush my tongue and teeth at night but when i wake up in the morning i realise that i have a white coated tongue i have tried using the tongue scraper, and probiotics tablets but still no changes and i am embarassed to go see my dentist about this. can sumone please help me out and tell me what to do. thanks





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    You can use Hydrogen Poroxide. Ratio 1:3. one part Poroxide 3 parts water. sish it around your mouth for thirty seconds and then rinse, brush, moutwash. do this everyday 3 times a day for a week or two and you should get results.

    I got my tongue pierced around 4 days ago and I think it might be infected because aroubd the piercing it is still swollen and there is puss coming from the hole of where the bar goes through my tongue and behind the bar my tongue is sort of green i have been using mouth wash after eating but I don't know what else to do





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    go to your doctor as you are right this sounds like an infection. antibiotics should clear that up fairly quickly!

    i got mine done last year and when i got it done there was yellow stuff round it but it turns out it was a bit of skin so it might be that hope this helps if it swells after a week fone the peircing place and tell them and go to your doctor

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    my tongue has a yellowy/orange thick coating build-up on it every morning . I brush my teeth and use a tongue scraper on my tongue before i go to bed , but wake up with this yukky gunk on it . Its making me very concious





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    I have had problems with my mouth for a couple of months & have been to dentist (all ok) & am seeing doctor monthly my tongue gets spots on it & produces a nasty taste & my mouth becomes very sore & my tongue swells it is much better but it's not gone away, the doctor has given me fluconazole 50mg & have been on it everyday for 3 months but am worried when they have finished it will get bad again Thanks Emma





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    I have had a chronic furry/hairy tongue for as long as I can remember. It just never goes away. I scrub my tongue with a tongue scraper and toothpaste sometimes three times a day, but it comes back within hours. Sometimes it wont even come off, and my tongue smells like dogs dirt. Doctors just look at me and say it isnt oral thrush (whioh would make sense as ive tried Nystatin and this didnt work)Nothing works, ive tried live yoghurts, mouthwashes, tea tree oil, everything! Ive heard that it could be a result of Vitamin B12 deficiency/ smoking (I only smoke on saturday night) Other websites have said that Hairy tongue can be cured with antibiotics. I am at the end of my wits. Sonya, Northern Ireland





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    please try garlic tablets and essential oregano oil

    Hi, my wife had a black tongue at the back and it looked kind of hairy and like the tongue was splitting. She had the camera down the throat and was told she had Barrett's asophagitis and this causes the acid reflux to come up the throat causing the hairy tongue. Hope this is of some help.

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    I have a deep crack in the middle of my tongue that goes almost all the way to the tip. My friend has a lot of cracks like mine all over her tongue her tongue but I don't know what it's from. My tongue is normal color but this really bugs me :/ And I also have these bumps near the tip and in the very back of my tongue. I think it might be my taste buds swollen or something but they won't shrink.





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    I have cracks all over my tongue as well something called "fissures tongue" they don't know why people have it but it's not contagious, and says it does not require treatment, yet I would like something done about but I dunno what they could do to help

    have you tried tongue gel, i have the same problem and started scraping my tongue with a tongue scrapper and then use tongue gel ive had this problem for years and the scrapping of the tongue and the tongue gel is the only thing that has worked for me.

    i am 14 and my tongue is white and spotty. it hurts to suck solid sweets and the spots bleed if i suck something to hard. i don't want to tell my ma because she'll just freak out. the spots are not very noticable and i only notice them because i looked at them close up. the tip of my tongue is red and it stings when i eat salty sweets. what's wrong with me?





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    hi i have taken the tongue testa and i have lots of litle bright red spots on the end of my tongue very tiny nes please advise???





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    My tongue is pinkish, but i have these red spots i bet like flakes really doted around my tongue. Just wondering whether its normal. i've only realised recently.





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    My daughter who is 16 years old got her tongue re-pierced. The next day her tongue became inflamed. She has been washing her mouth every time she eats with either listerine or salt water. Her tongue now resembles chopped meat. The top of the tongue looks split and is opening with yellow pus coming out of it, the bottom of the tongue where the skin attaches is red and swollen. What should i do im really concerned?





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    The tongue is infected, badly. If the ring hasn't been taken out, do so. Preferably by the person who pierced it. It sounds like the infection is at the point were medical help should be sought. Antibiotics are needed. Is their a reason it was repierced? Like due to previous issues or just because it was taken out?

    hi im from sydney australia , i had my gallbladder out in june but since then im getting spots ,like red marks on my tongue and i get a crack in my tongue ,its so annoying i hope u can help





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    My little girl is 3 n half n has been diagnosed with Lymphangioma of the tongue! she has had it since birth but was not diagnosed until 18 months ago & last year her tongue swelled up that much she had to have a tracheostomy fitted! the swelling then went down and the took the trachy out! her tongue is still on the larger side and she gets lots of spots on the end ranging freom white to blu/purple! we have been told they could debulk the tongue but i think that is a very dramatic procedure for a little girl to go through! i just want to know if there are any other procedures that could be helpful! i heard the doctor talk about long term antibiotics? when she has a flare up she goes in hospital and has steroids but her breath is very very smelly when this hsppens and im also wondering why this happens?!!!

    Hi i am 16 and i a smoker, yeserday i noticed i had spots on back off my tongue and my tongue is white my throat is hurting aswell? I dont know what it could be i need answers asapp!! Thanks





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    Do you get tongue ulcers as i find that i have had multiple on the sides of my tongue and due to the strain it has grown to look like someone has nibbled at my tongue, maybe if you used to have a brace this may have worn away at your tongue,

    I bit nearly completely through my tongue when I was nine years old. I am now thirty six and to This day my tongue seems to be abnormally large. It fills my mouth so much that I have teeth indentations On my tongue. I also get sores on the sides of my Tongue quite often. I do juice fruits and vegetables twice Daily and always thought the sores were caused by that. Should I be worried there is something else wrong? Or Could my enlarged tongue just be from almost biting it off As a child?





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    You may have an underactive thyroid. Do you have dry skin, fatigue, brain fog, weight gain? Be aware that the blood test is highly inaccurate. Try Iodine supplements. Or you could have food allergies.

    I had my tongue pierced about a month ago. But I had the flu a couple of days ago, and I noticed my tongue started to become a little tender. It started swelling, and this morning I had to take the tongue bar out because my tongue was literally trying to swallow one of the bar balls. I've been taking ibuprofen, salt water and paracetamol. Nothing is working. Any ideas what I should do? There was a little puss and it is very difficult for me to eat. What should I do and what is wrong with my tongue?





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    My tongue seems quite healthy apart from the fact in the middle of my tongue its like somebody cut my tongue and slit it. Go to 43 seconds on the video, its like that but instead of a black tongue its pink





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    I have a very sore, swollen cracked tongue with white spots on the side and right at the back of my tongue I am having difficulty with drinking and eating and now it seems to be going down my throat. I have shown my GP and my dentist but neither have been any help!





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    hi, i got my tongue pierced on Thursday and now there are lumps growing underneath my tongue, beside the thing that attatches tongue to mouth ? should i be worried, please help!, they are very red, and i can barely move my tongue back, and it only streches out a bit:(





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    I can feel with my fingers but not see a lump inside my tongue. This lump isn't round. It is long and somewhat thin. It is about a centimeter, 1/2 inch long. It is located near the tip of my tongue, slightly to the right. I've read cancer is usually on the surface of the tongue, being a lump or an ulcer. I've read about cysts being in various spots but I've had those and this isn't one of them. I've read about salivary gland stones but this lump isn't under or at the base of the tongue. None of the symptoms I've read about online seem to apply. I've been to the dentist within the last week. They couldn't see it, saying wait for 2 weeks to see if it goes away. What could this weird lump be (other than a healing bite which I won't rule out)?





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    Has it gone yet? i have the same thing and im worried about what it is and how to get rid of it

    No, it hasn't gone yet. It kind of shrank a little ( maybe...hard to tell)and got harder. Went to the dentist today and she said it might be scar tissue from a bite. I did tell her I had, at about that time, bitten my tongue. I didn't actually bite into the tongue or draw blood. She still thought from a bad bruise, could be scar tissue or possibly an enlarged artery. I go back for a cleaning in June. Watching it for changes for now.

    I performed oral sex and sex like 10am friday and and like around 8pm I felt my tongue some what sore . But the next morning I woke up with two sores , one on each the side of my tongue. Sores are light white and pink . tongue feels like I drank hot coffee and burt my tongue and the top of my tongue was real white, but I been rising it out with month wash . But I worried I got herpes on my tongue. Is It possible to show symptoms less then 24 hours. But since I had sex with her as well wouldn't I get them on my genitail area too. I have no sores on my lip ,but my tongue . I been taking alzoe for yeast infection and b12 vitamins and Ampicilina antibiotic and putting yogurt on my tongue . I started meds last night ,my tongue feels a little better . Please can some one tell me if this is oral thrust or oral herpes .





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    Hi I'm aged 20. I have had a white coating on my tongue for over a year and have been terribly sick before with this. I have bad breath but not all the time I brush my teeth and tongue twice day to prevent my tongue getting any worse but it seems to not got away at all. The GP has said it could be due to stress and depression so I'm currently taking anti-depressants and have been on them for nearly 3 weeks and no sign of my tongue getting any better also I take acid tablets and still no sign of it getting any better. Any ideas what this annoying tongue of mine is doing?? thanks





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    Something is out of balance, so best is to become in balance again. Go to a good nathuropath or classical homeopath. If anti depressives are not realy neede than stop with them or take as light dosis as possible. 'bodytoxins' can leave a layer/coating on tong. After getting up in the morning do not drink: first do oil-pulling or use a tongue scraper.

    I think I have a scalloped tongue as I always feel that my tongue is larger and swollen and there are some teeth marks along the both side of my tongue. I even feel that I have bad breath and my tongue easily get coated up after having meal. I do brush my teeth twice and clean my tongue daily. But the problem persists. What should I do? Am I lack of some kind of vitamins or any supplement I can take to improve my condition? Please help.





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    Hi did u find out what the problem was.. I have exactly the same prob been like this for at least a year x

    For a while my tongue just feels hot. I don't drink anything hot. Just water. I put my tongue under some cold water but it's not working. Now I've got red spots on. And I'm worried it can be something serious. Should I see my GP?





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    i have the same thing only my tongue is sore all the time but i have no spots it a little red i dont know what the problem is

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