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White tongue, cough and fever?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 10, 2007
  • 07:51 AM


i've recently noticed that my tongue is coated with white - my tastebuds look kinda swollen and there are lumps on my tongue towards the back of it
other symptoms i've noticed are:

-a cough which is dry at times and sometimes i cough up sputum (sometimes white sometimes green)
-feeing really tired all the time sometimes with muscle pain
-chest feels quite tight
i thought it might be thrush at first, but there are no white spots on the back of my throat

i really have no idea what it is :/ i don't think it's serious but i'd like to get rid of it soon as i feel really worn down!

thanks for your time :)

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  • Your tongue can have a white coating from bacterial overgrowth due to not brushing it, eating too much junk food, etc. It can also be thrush, there is no need to have white spots on the back of your throat. Is there any possibility you might have been infected with HIV?Go to an ENT and a dentist and have them both look at you.
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  • Check to see if it's GERD, Gastroesophageal reflux disease. That's what my doc said it might be. I have very similar symptoms. It's not thrush like I thought it was.I figure the white patch on the back of the tongue is actually dead skin from contact with stomach acids chewing away at it in my sleep.Heartburn medication might be your best bet. A doctor can get you a prescription.
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    • December 10, 2008
    • 11:38 PM
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