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White patches on the tongue due to fungal infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   give me a couple of mins to read your query.
User :   hi please help on above issue
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   my i know your age and gender?
User :   give me your email i will send you photo
User :   i male 31 yrs
Doctor :   you can send it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   meantime could i ask you some relevant questions?
Doctor :   are you with me/
User :   yes
Doctor :   can you tell me if you smoke?
User :   NO I DON'T
Doctor :   ok , can you describe the patches?
User :   its round in shape at times on the both side in front of tongue
User :   the dia is approx 1 cms
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the color?
User :   can say white but not exactly its tongue color only
Doctor :   ok, does it hurt when you touch it or while eating?
User :   no it doesn't only i can feel it a bit heavy on tongue
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having these patches? when did they start?
User :   i am not sure but its almost 1 and half years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you have any fever/ illness in the past or present?
User :   1 month back viral
User :   before that 6 months back for 2 days
Doctor :   ok ,
Doctor :   i would want to tell you that
Doctor :   these patches generally could mean many things
Doctor :   1. it generally follows/ presents along with a viral fever, infection , etc
Doctor :   2. it could be due to vitamin deficiencies
Doctor :   3.candida/yeast infections in the mouth
Doctor :   4. dehydration following illness lack of god consumption of water
Doctor :   and many more causes
Doctor :   i would want to ask you if you have done any blood tests recently?
User :   yes in the month of nov 2010
Doctor :   were they normal?
Doctor :   was there any evidence of infection , etc?
Doctor :   how is your blood sugar, if diabetic this may cause frequent fungal infection called candida in the oral cavity
User :   all negative
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you consume alcohol?
Doctor :   are you on any medicines for anything?
User :   i am sending photo on email given by you, please check and confirm
Doctor :   we have not yet received the same
Doctor :   will view it
User :   i take beer, vodka once in a week, no medication for anything
Doctor :   i would suggest meanwhile
User :   please recheck after 2 mins
Doctor :   to cut down on alcohol consumption as this causes lot of vitamin deficiencies and leads to the oral problems
Doctor :   apart from this , start on multivitamin tablets
Doctor :   drink enough water and keep yourself hydrated
User :   name some multivitamin tabs
Doctor :   yes, take Tab Diacobol plus
Doctor :   or Zincovit
Doctor :   I am viewing your mail now
User :   okie
Doctor :   i just saw the picture, but it is not clear enough
Doctor :   i feel this is a white coated tongue
Doctor :   or could be a fungal infection
Doctor :   white coated tongue due to frequent infection as well as dehydration
Doctor :   you must see a doctor for direct examination.
Doctor :   a general physician will help
Doctor :   meanwhile alcohol must be cut down as it causes more changes
Doctor :   also repeat the tests
Doctor :   on complete blood count, blood sugar and urine test
Doctor :   are you with me?
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions?
User :   ya i am going thru
Doctor :   meanwhile continue multivitamins one tab a day till you see the doctor
Doctor :   are you there with me?
Doctor :   i hope i answered all your questions?
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   you sure its nothing serious
Doctor :   it needs an examination and reports
Doctor :   we need to corelate it
Doctor :   if its an infection of fungus/ candida
Doctor :   we need to see how your immunity is
Doctor :   if it is white coated toungue due to fever or dehydration nothing to worry
Doctor :   so please get the routine tests done
User :   ok
Doctor :   are there any more questions? i hope i answered your questions?
User :   I am sending u 1 more photograph in 2 min.Jst chk if patch can be seen a bit clearly
Doctor :   yes , you need a review on it
Doctor :   it may be a coated tongue
Doctor :   or a fungal infection
Doctor :   previous was more clear
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   you can chat again with us anytime
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