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Yellow/Furrish tongue (near the throat)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 14, 2009
  • 11:05 PM

I'm in a local metal band that includes some screaming. I do the vocals so as you can imagine i scream alot.

After a practice i looked into a mirror and noticed that i had this gross, fur-like yellow coating at the back of my tongue. I can't taste it, nor did i have any idea of it's presence prior. I took my (electric) toothbrush and brushed at the only (small) area i could without activating my gag reflex, and surprisingly some of it came off. But i could only reach a small area, and near the back of my throat is where it's the worse. It's thicker, and a grosser colour. I have no other symptoms, the last time i was sick was almost 2 weeks ago. I'm a male, and i would be lying if i told you i had a steady, healthy diet.

What just happened to me?

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  • You could have candida fungus (thrush) in your mouth or a hairy tongue fungus. These infections are icky but harmless in themselves. However, people who are entirely healthy don't usually get them. Are you at risk for HIV?
    MissPickwickian 15 Replies Flag this Response
  • You could have candida fungus (thrush) in your mouth or a hairy tongue fungus. These infections are icky but harmless in themselves. However, people who are entirely healthy don't usually get them. Are you at risk for HIV?Now HIV is coming into play? Ugh. I hope not. Last time i had sex was about 2 - 2 and a half months ago. A condom was used of course.
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  • HIV is coming into play because (a) immunodeficiency is the most common cause of mouth fungus, and (b) HIV is the most common cause of immunodeficiency. There are, of course, other possible explanations. Prescription antifungal medication and a blood count (if your counts are off, they'll go from there) are what I would recommend. Simple and cheap.
    MissPickwickian 15 Replies Flag this Response
  • HIV is coming into play because (a) immunodeficiency is the most common cause of mouth fungus, and (b) HIV is the most common cause of immunodeficiency. There are, of course, other possible explanations. Prescription antifungal medication and a blood count (if your counts are off, they'll go from there) are what I would recommend. Simple and cheap.The doctor didn't even mention HIV.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Really!!!!!!! HIV getting mentioned!!!!!!! for a yellow/Furrish Tongue!!! PLEASE ...........Talk about scare the S**t outa the guy
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  • Really!!!!!!! HIV getting mentioned!!!!!!! for a yellow/Furrish Tongue!!! PLEASE ...........Talk about scare the S**t outa the guyCandida is usually very easily fought off in the throat by your immune system. There are only a few diseases that weaken your system to that point, and HIV is one of them.
    AutumLeaves 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Certain antibiotics can make you more at risk for thrush as well...they also weaken you immune system.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2010
    • 01:39 PM
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