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White thick layer on tongue, mild swelling on sides of tongue, no pain. Cause of worry?

sir im having white cheesy layer at the center of the tounge it recurrs 5 times in last 12 years and becoming alright suddenly and also mild swelling at lt side of tounge in throat region i visited many physians in last 12 years but no result when ever it is recurring i m getting to much depression i dont have any pain or any thing feelings juz i m seeing this through mirror sir plz help me
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi,
sorry to hear that.

Let me answer that most probable cause of white cheesy layer is fungal infection called candidiasis.
the other may be cause is known as leukoplakia. lets dive deeper
1) candidiasis -is a fungal infection which tend to occur in moist areas of body like tongue/throat,
reason for getting a infection is mostly compromised immune system (immune - defense system)
and causes for the low immunity are as follow
a) genetic disorder
b) bone marrow cancer
c) HIV/aids
2) leukoplakia : its a layer of white stuff which is hard to remove and will stay permanently on the surface but not associated with any swelling as in your case, and mostly seen in smokers and can be considered as an early sign for cancer.

ADVICE:
consult a physician in your locality ask him to check you for above mention cause,
here is mostly they tend to do
1) will do physical exam
2) visual inspection.
3) do some some blood test and do and HIV TEST.
4) if necessary the may check for some tissue (biopsy in case of leukoplakia)
5) Lastly will treat with antiviral drugs if HIV is positive and will give some antifungal gargle in case of candidiasis. and case of leukoplakia the will ask you to stop smoking and keep an eye on it.

Hope it helps

Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Indu Thakur's  Response
hi , thnx for your query , your problem is called ORAL CANDIDIASIS.this is also called THRUSH.GO TO DENTIST AND GET IT CHECKED. THIS INFECTION IS NOT ONLY PRESENT IN MOUTH IT MAY BE PRESENT IN SOME PARTS OF YOUR BODY. GET IT THROUGHLY CHECKED. MAIN CAUSE FOR THIS INFECTION IS STRESS. ANTIFUNGAL DRUGS WILL CURE YOUR PROBLEM. HOPE THIS HELPS OUT.
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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