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Coated Tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do any fellow HIV + peoples know what causes coated tongue(overgrowth of papilae)? I use a tongue cleaner and brush, but every morning it's still there. I dont suffer from dry mouth and feel somewhat o.k., and it doesn't cause any pain. I heard once... Read more »

White Coating+sore throat+cough=ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been 2 weeks today since exposure. I've been coughing and had a mild sore throat for the past week (dry cough). This morning woke up with white coating which rubbed off, but came back tonight. ARS? Read more »

ARS with unilateral symptoms? or stress and worry?

Posted by nickywick, 1 Reply
Dr. Bob,
( or anyone who is versed in this stuff. Looking for a professional opinion please:)

The past month and a half has been very strange and I wanted to get some good opinions on here. I know ARS symptoms are unreliable and testing is the only... Read more »

coated tongue is not thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. Ive seen a lot a lot of people concern about having their tongues whited. They say i brush it and the next day is the same, is this hiv sympton? NO. One thing is trush that appears like white patches in your tongue and other parts, that CAN... Read more »

For those worrying about their tongue being white

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here's some pics of Hiv/AIDs patients with thrush (or white coat on tongue). Go to the HIV/AIDS section

http://www.afraidtoask.com/std.html
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White coating on back of tongue

Doctor I can't express enough how awesome you are. I'm sure that you get MANY similar comments but they are all well deserved.As for me I just had a question concerning a white coating on the back of me tongue. It seems that it is always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your very kind comments.There are many causes for a white tongue. The vast, vast, vast majority of cases have nothing to do with HIV. The HIV-acquisition risk for oral sex is very low. See the chapter in the archives devoted to this... Read more »

Coated Tongue? Something Else?

About two/three weeks ago I noticed my tongue was developing something of a white coating. Now it hasn't gone away... hasn't gotten worse either. It's there in the morning - but after a good brushing and tongue brushing, and some...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
From what you describe it sounds like you have nothing more than a mild case of coated tongue. There are numerous reasons why you have coated tongue, but it is possible that you are a' mouth breather' which would explain why it is worse in... Read more »

white coating on the tongue

I am getting white coating on my tomgue.Is it related to HIV? Morning I scrape off the white coating and then forms again in the afternoon. What is the reason for this? please advise what tests need to be done. I am also getting bad breadth. I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Having dragon breath and a white "tomgue" (whatever the hell that is) are not reasons to be concerned about HIV. If you've placed yourself at risk for HIV (unprotected sex or sharing IV needles), that's a reason to worry... Read more »

Egads! Coated Tongue or what?

Hey Doc!First off, thanks for all you tireless work on this site as well as HIVDENT. A quick question for you... about a month after a risky exposure, I noticed ONLY the back of my tongue was coated with a thin layer of tartar-like paste, which I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
I usually start a response to a question such as this with the condition that without the ability to see what is actually occurring in your mouth, it is impossible to formulate an accurate diagnosis, therefore if you are concerned please visit a... Read more »
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