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white tongue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 18, 2007
  • 03:11 AM

White coating on my tongue it is on the top and in the back, I have just recently started wearing a retainer and have allergies also, it does not go away after brushing, and one time when I brushed too hard it bled slightly, what could it be?

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  • Unless there's another symptom, I don't think it's anything to worry about. Everyone has some white coating on the back of the tongue. I think it's just the bacteria that naturally lives in our mouths.
    deadlysauce 67 Replies Flag this Response
  • If it is a thick white greasy tongue coating it could be thrush. Is it also painful and irritated? Do you have any other yeast symptoms like vaginal itching or a UTI? Thrush is caused by candida, and can be treated with a candida cleanse or you could try putting plain unsweetened yogurt mixed with a probiotic and place this on your tongue. Also, Threelac is a great product to help with this as you place it directly on the tongue and let it dissolve. Western antifungal meds are quite toxic; in my opinion it is best to stay away from them. If it is just a thin white coating then I agree with Deadlysauce that this is probably not a concern. But the bleeding while brushing leads me to think it could be thrush. Visit www.candidasupport.org for more info on candida. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Either is common thrush (oral yeast infection) or you are seriously in need of a good tongue scraper.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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