Can fungal infection occur on tongue?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: can you get what looks like a fungus on your tounge
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 1 hour later
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yes

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Hi and welcome to hcm.
Yes, there are fungal diseases of tongue which are not uncommon condition. in most cases this is caused by candida albicans fungi. It is seen in people with diabetes, smokers, those who take certain medications,corticosteroids etc. It is treated by dentists or ENT doctors with certain antifungal mouth washing medications oral hygiene. you should avoid smoking, alcohol and steroids. Wish you good health. Regards
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