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Coated Tongue
Mar 30, 2000

Dr. Reznik:

Im HIV+ and I have coated tongue (white). I have been brushing my tongue with a solution of 50% water and peroxide. It seems to be better at least in appearence. My question is: Should I brush my tongue every day or how often?

Thanks for your answer

F.J. Los Angeles CA.

Response from Dr. Reznik

Dear F.J.:

You should brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth. I would recommend against using a 50% hydrogen peroxide solution and suggest that you use Peroxyl, a diluted, *flavored* antiseptic rinse that is available in most drug stores or pharmacies.

DR


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