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Posted on Tue, 2 Apr 2019
Question: i want to know if this is a normal white tongue or this is what they call oral thrush??
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Looks like thrush.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I see the photo you attached and I think it is oral thrush.
You can possibly find over the counter lozenges or mouthwash.
I can recommend you to take clotrimoxazol lozenges, it can be left in mouth until it dissolves.
Or you can use nystatin mouthwash that can swish around in your mouth then swallow it.
A keep a good mouth hygiene.
Use yogurt often to restore normal bacterial flora.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (1 hour later)
What causes oral thrush doc?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Low immunity situation, diabetes and antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and thank you for asking again.

Oral thrush is caused by overgrowth of candida albicans. In some situations candida can overgrow when you experience weakened immune system like when you have diabetes, anemia, or HIV or unclean water. If you have recently taken antibiotics or corticosteroids, use chemotherapy, radiation.
Also wearing dentures or smoking cigarettes can trigger it.
Also having recently had an organ transplant can cause candida overgrowth.

Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (28 minutes later)
I sent new pictures doc. Does that looks like oral thrush? Few doctors said it was normal..
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Perfectly normal tongue.

Detailed Answer:
OK thank you for uploading other images because the first one was a bit fuzzy.
I see all 4 images and only one is clear and not fuzzy. The tongue in that image is perfectly normal. Nothing to be worried.
I possibly confused the flash light shining with white spots.

So definitely the tongue is normal with no signs of thrush.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (7 minutes later)
Ok doc thank you so much. Will use mouth wash for prevention.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Wishing you good health.

Detailed Answer:
Wishing you good health.
Best regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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i want to know if this is a normal white

Brief Answer: Looks like thrush. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service. I read your query and here is my advice. I see the photo you attached and I think it is oral thrush. You can possibly find over the counter lozenges or mouthwash. I can recommend you to take clotrimoxazol lozenges, it can be left in mouth until it dissolves. Or you can use nystatin mouthwash that can swish around in your mouth then swallow it. A keep a good mouth hygiene. Use yogurt often to restore normal bacterial flora. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.