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white tongue. wtf?

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 29, 2009
  • 02:55 AM

so...
as of right now, I've got dry mouth..
a white tongue (wtf) it's like velvety and if I put pressure on my tongue, like bite it with my teeth, it leaves imprints.

I'll give you an insight to what I think it is because I've never had this before and I take care of my oral hygiene pretty well. I brush & gargle every AM & PM.
I had class today and I have to drive an hour to get there. I didn't eat this morning so I was like...uhh I'll just go drive to the gas station and get an energy drink. so I got a huge 24 oz size Monster and a pack of gum. that's all I had today (hellllla unhealthy, I know) -- I've just been stressed lately and I'm just not hungry.
I drank the Monster within the 8 hours I was in class and chewed the same piece of gum since like 8:30 in the AM 'til 5...PM. yeah, I got really sidetracked with all the classwork and didn't pay attention to change my gum.

I'm 18/f if that helps out at all?..

so....what the heck?!

I researched this online and like, a lot of scary things popped up. I searched "fuzzy white tongue"

I need help =(

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  • maybe candidosis... have you tried to rub it off? if its possible it might be candidosis. dry mouth is a predisposing factor of candida owergrowth. go to your dentist to check it out.
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  • so...as of right now, I've got dry mouth..a white tongue (wtf) it's like velvety and if I put pressure on my tongue, like bite it with my teeth, it leaves imprints. I'll give you an insight to what I think it is because I've never had this before and I take care of my oral hygiene pretty well. I brush & gargle every AM & PM.I had class today and I have to drive an hour to get there. I didn't eat this morning so I was like...uhh I'll just go drive to the gas station and get an energy drink. so I got a huge 24 oz size Monster and a pack of gum. that's all I had today (hellllla unhealthy, I know) -- I've just been stressed lately and I'm just not hungry.I drank the Monster within the 8 hours I was in class and chewed the same piece of gum since like 8:30 in the AM 'til 5...PM. yeah, I got really sidetracked with all the classwork and didn't pay attention to change my gum. I'm 18/f if that helps out at all?.. so....what the heck?! I researched this online and like, a lot of scary things popped up. I searched "fuzzy white tongue" I need help =( Um, your diet is way unhealthy. "Energy" Drinks are trash - please don't waste your money on them. You need to eat regularly and eat veggies and fruit and protein. It's hard when you are busy but it is very important to your health. If you need energy get some EmergenC and put a packet in a bottle of water...MUCH better for you and gives you great energy. You can find EmergenC everywhere, even Walmart. I agree this sounds like candidiasis...are you on bc by chance? Have you taken antibiotics in the past six months or so? Research candida online and try a cleanse for a few weeks and your symptoms should imrprove. Candida cleanse herbs include the following:Threelac, pau d'arco, oregano oil, grapefruit seed extract, caprylic acid, garlic, goldenseal, tea tree oil, and others. You can find a good candida product at a healthfood store or online thru vitacost.com. I like NOW's products and those by Jarrow. Best wishesDOM
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