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Is Coated Tongue An Ars Symptom

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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 »

fissured tongue and ars

Posted by Anonymous
I have just looked in the mirror this morning and saw that my tongue was completely fissured. Is it a symptom of ars ? - I am currently at week 7 after a low risk exposure (protected sex)

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Help! Are these ARS symptoms?!

Posted by lpshrtr, 3 Replies
I know I post a lot in this forum and I'm gonna go get tested this week, but tody I went to brush my teeth and after brushing my teeth I brush my tongue and there was thrush on it I think. I'VE NEVER HAD THRUSH BEFORE and I'm 16 and this has... 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 »
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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 »

coating on top back of tongue

Dr. FeinbergI'm a 43 year old male and have a white coating towards the back top of my tongue, sore throat and the sensation of something being stuck in my throat. A coworker (local national) had developed very much the same symptoms around the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It sounds like you have pharyngitis, which can be due to various bacteria or yeast. See a physician who may be able to tell more by the way it looks, and can certainly do a throat culture. HIV- as well as HIV+ people get pharyngitis.... Read more »

coated tongue with red dots.

I have recently developed a white tongue...consistently white across the surface..and perfectly spaced red dots...it is not extremely painful but does have a bit of a burning feeling.only slight burning...near where my teeth scrape over...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
What you describe sounds like a simple case of coated tongue. The perfectly spaced red dots you mention are most likely part of the normal anatomy of the tongue. The most probable reason that you are experiencing some discomfort is due to the minor... Read more »

Thickly coated tongues: a footprint of viral infection?

Dr. Boyle, I noticed in a question that someone mentioned to you that, among other recent symptoms, their tongue had become white.My question may sound a bit trite, but I would very much appreciate your perspective: I had always been told, when...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
There are a number causes of a "coated" tongue, many are harmless but some may serve as signs of infection. Without seeing your particular tongue, it is tough to comment on the significance of its being coated, but if it has been that way... Read more »
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