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How Do You Tell If You Have Coated Tongue

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coated tongue picture

are you sure that isnt thrush dave?i thought my coated tongue was bad but i cant tell you what relief i got after seeing this! This looks like more than coated tongue. and you are saying that coated tongue is not related to hiv? any comments would...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Yes that is the picture of my tongue. I went for about a week without brushing my tongue and due to the medications I take for sinus problems I also have dry mouth.This is not a pretty picture, but again, coated tongue is not an opportunistic oral... Read more »

picture of coated tongue?

hi, are the pictures of coated tongue reasy yet?I hae looked for them but no luck. Where will they... Read more »

DIFFERENCE IN COATED TONGUE AND THRUSH AND LEUKOPLAKIA

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THRUSH,LEUKOPLAKIA AND COATED TONGUE... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Crack HIV's Coating

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine used a supercomputer from the University of Illinois to map the structure of the protein that makes up the HIV capsid (the virus's protein casing that holds its DNA). The capsid has to... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Positive Days

There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
TheBody.com

Tongue and Tonsil Cancers May Be Linked to Early Sexual Habits, Research Suggests

Oral sex may be extremely common among people in the U.S. who consider it a "low-risk" activity. But oral sex may be riskier than many think -- and, no, we're not talking about HIV. We're talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

weather change/stress/aniexty?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For a month now i've had some odd body situations.
1 dry coated tongue, additonally the left side of my tongue doesn't hurt, but feels rough like things are sticking up off of it almost like flakes. no pain association maybe a dull ache at times or... Read more »

encounter

Posted by anonymous890
2 other things i forgot to mention is i have coated tongue as well and dont know if i had before or not, or is symptomatic of breathing only through my mouth at night because have bad allergies... and one more thing to point out, is that the week... Read more »