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Can thrush cause a white coating on the tongue?

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Dr. Priyanka Tiwari


Practicing since :2013

Answered : 1878 Questions

Posted on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 in Dental Health
Question: 23, black
PMH: Asthma,allergies, normal diet, 1-5drinks/week, 2 liters water daily
Meds: Montelukast(1yr), Flonase(1yr), Allergy shots(few months)

I've dealt with a white tongue for as long as I can remember. 2 doctors said I'm normal, but everyone I know has a pink tongue. I tried Nystatin swish/swallow, but that didn't help, and made it worse, I feel. Sugar and alcohol seem to exacerbate the whiteness.

I took Advair as a child, and no one ever told me to rinse my mouth, so maybe this has just been long term thrush?
Photos before/after brushing
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Tongue seems normal. Nothing to be worried. Follow these measures.

Detailed Answer:
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This is Dr. Priyanka tiwari answering your query.

I have read your query and gone through the images you have attached. As far as i have seen there is nothing to be worried about. Your tongue is normal and you dont have any lesion like candidiasis present on your tongue.

I will suggest you few measures that will help you in maintaing good hygiene.
- Brush your teeth twice daily.
-use tongue scraper to clean your tongue.
- use chlorhexidine mouthwash once daily for one month.
- Take cap. vitamin B complex once daily.
- Take green leafy vegetables in you diet.

Follow these measures.
If you have further query i will be happy to help.

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