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White Tongue sores

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 11, 2006
  • 06:42 PM

Ok here is my problem. As long as I can remember my tongue has had this white coating on it, it sometimes gets patches that are sore and look as if they have been "eaten away" by something. The white coating does not come of like oral thrush or any other things I have come across. WHat could it be??? it can be pretty painful and makes it difficult to eat at times (I have been dealing with it for as long as I can remember though). Anyone have any ideas?

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  • It's ok I didn't think anyone here could help either....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 03:35 AM
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  • I think I know exactly what you are talking about...it's called geographical toungue. Email me at autumn.sharp@gmail.com and I will get your info to send you information on it and tell you what I know about it.Hope this helps...AS
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 02:09 AM
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  • This may or may not be related, but when my son was a baby and had to have antibiotics for ear infections, he developed a yeast infection in the mouth. He had white spots all over the inside of his mouth and on his tongue. Feeding him yogurt helped replace the yeast with beneficial bacteria, and he was also given something I had to wipe around the inside of his mouth to treat it. Just in case this is your issue, I recommend that you avoid sugar, refined grains (white flour, white rice), fruits, etc. and eat just vegetables and meat, with lots of yogurt every day. It's best to eat unsweetened yogurt, but at least get the type that has probiotics or "live cultures" in it. This should also help your digestion (bowel issues). Yeast thrives on sweets, so avoid them. Eat crushed raw garlic in salad dressings and mixed in other foods to combat yeast as well.Even if this is not your issue, unless you have allergies or other issues that would keep you from eating these foods, this is a safe way to begin lessening the issue if it's related to yeast and won't hurt you if it's not.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 08:44 AM
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  • I have the same thing. My doc finally gave me a b-12 shot and told me to take b-12 vitamins..Also have been eating yogurt in the a.m. When it gets really sore and I want to eat spicey, I put some toothache medicine on it. This has helped a lot. Hope it helps. I suffered with this for over 40 years and though it isn't completely better it has helped.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 08:15 PM
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  • I'm having the same problem on my tongue :( I do eat a lot of white rice. it's the ONLY thing in my house that I can stand to eat... I live with a house full of vietnamese who's cooking is less than edible. so I shovel down the rice... could that be the problem?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 1, 2010
    • 07:09 AM
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