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why is my tongue white

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have one question though, why is my tounge white, is this normal for a tounge. it doesnt hurt, and the stuff doesnt scrape of easily. its just like white in the back. is this normal or is this thrush??????? PS, i tested negative at 5 months and... Read more »

OHL WHITE HAIRY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, does anyone know if you can have a white hairy tongue that doesn't scrape off and have white creamy cheeks on the mouthcheeks without being hiv+? I never had problems with my tongue it used to be pink and now I have floaters at times and never... Read more »

dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »

Question regarding the white patch on tongue

Posted by shuda, 1 Reply
I dont know as yet if I am HIV +ve or -ve. I have a white streak along the sides my tongue and it is not painful. It can be scraped away easily and I have removed it. I dont have any other symptoms. I have a habit of chewing tongue and cheek.
My... Read more »

white spot on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i had a white spot on my tongue for 2-3 days and it went away. i was also sck around that time with the flu. needless to say, i automatcally thought it was HIV. does this occur when you are HIV positive? please write back and let me know. Thank You

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White tongue

I have had a white tongue for almost two weeks, with an occasional dry mouth. The white does not scrape off, it's like it's part of the tongue. It does not respond to salt water gargles. Nor to diflucan. What could this be besides...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.White surface on tongues could be part of the normal physiology or something pathological. A common normal variant is called geographic tongue, with the appearance of white patches that move with time.The fact that your... Read more »

white tongue HIV

I have a white tongue and I am worried about having HIV. I gave oral sex to a person of unknown status on December 30th. It only lasted a few minutes and he did not cum. 6 days later, I had a painless sore throat. I started to read all these forums...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Oral sex has been and remains a low-risk activity. Your bleeding gums can increase the risk, but your partners lack of ejaculation lowers it. In my opinion, we are right back where we started. Not a lot of risk. I do not think you need to... Read more »

White Tongue

My tongue is coated with a white color and is accompanied with bad breathe often. I wear dentures and have for thirty years.I am 58 years of age, overweight and heterosexual and have what appears to be a very normal life.I use mouthwash or tooth...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The acrylic base of dentures can be a carrier for many organisms including those that cause thrush, therefore it is very important that you clean and disinfect your dentures at least once a day. If you are having problems with malodor, you may wish... Read more »

White layer on tongue

I have a white coating on my tongue. It's not in patches. I seems to be all over the top of my tongue. It won't scrap off. Close inspection reveals they look like very small white strands about 1mm long. Do you know what this is....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It may be oral hairy leukoplakia, but it's impossible to identify things for certain without seeing them. Check with your dentist or your doctor.... Read more »
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