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Posted by: Patat | 2011/01/13

Tongue

I have a milky white coating on my tongue - all the time. Does not matter how many times a day I brush or clean my tongue. It''s all over the tongue but worse towards the back. I have heard this might be as a result of an infection, is this true? What over the counter medication can I use to make it disappear? I''m a 35 yr old female. Thanks for your time.

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Hallo Patat
This can be due to Candida infection (yeast) not drinking enough water ( dehydration) or bacterial overgrowth. Candida usually causes a sore mouth and spots on the inside of the cheeks. Mycostatin helps for it. If it is dehydration or bacterial overgrowth, drinking more water, using a tongue scraper and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash may help
dR Bets

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Posted by: Patat | 2011/01/14

Dankie dankie...ek drink +-10-12 glase water per dag en gebruik ''n mondspoel, het ''n tong skraper en ek vlos en borsel + al die ander dinge 2 keer per dag. Ek het geen seertjies in my mond nie en my mond is ook nie seer nie...Ek het dit vandat ek baie klein is, maar dis deesdae erger.

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/01/13

Hallo Patat
This can be due to Candida infection (yeast) not drinking enough water ( dehydration) or bacterial overgrowth. Candida usually causes a sore mouth and spots on the inside of the cheeks. Mycostatin helps for it. If it is dehydration or bacterial overgrowth, drinking more water, using a tongue scraper and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash may help
dR Bets

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