Aug 7, 2005
Hello :). just a quick question.
I have noticed recentley that I have a strange "fungus" like coating on my tongue and am a little worried as to what it could be. My mouth and gums are healthy, I brush twice a day and use mouthwash 3 times a day, so my question is, how do I get rid of this? it's really starting to bother me.
Thank you very much! :)
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
The very first thing to do is to establish whether your coating is really a fungus infection, or something benign like "geographic tongue". In other words, without a diagnosis, prescribing a treatment is frought with difficulties (if not dangerous).
Talk you your doctor, let her or him examine your tongue. A simple diagnostic test can usually establish what's going on. BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.