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Ways To Treat Coated Tongue

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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 »

Post-Nasal Drip and Coated Tongue

My question is two-fold. I have excess post-nasal drip. Since I not a "spitter," I... Read more »

White coating and ulcers on tongue

First of all, I want to thank you for providing this very valuable service. So many times people... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In New Way to Edit DNA, Hope for Treating Disease

An ongoing clinical trial is using a new gene-editing technique to remove a major doorway HIV uses to infect human T cells. The approach uses naturally occurring proteins called zinc fingers, each of which can recognize a set of three letters, or... 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 »

White Tongue & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex with a woman whose hiv status I am unsure of. It was at the tail end of her period but saw no blood anywhere. We did have intercourse as well but we usd a condom. The following morning I notice a white coating on my... Read more »

My tongue. Beg your help

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi guys. I just found a picture at hivdent.org where there is a man with small red spots arround his tongue. I dont have the big red spot at the center of the tongue but do have more or less the same white tongue and the small red spots that cause... Read more »