Posted by: Chris | 2019/12/17


White Tongue won't go away

Hi, I get a white plaque build up at the back of my tongue. When it first started (6 months ago) I went to the pharmacy and they gave me miconazole as they said it was thrush. It kind of helped but then came back so went to GP who gave me Nystatin and said this would get rid of it. It still won't go away! I went back to a different GP who said it therefore must not be thrush so he said he will have to explore other options. He said the next option is that it could be acid reflux so prescribed me ranitidine daily. I have been taking that for 2 weeks and no luck still! I have now purchased a tongue brush and tongue scraper which gets rid of the majority of it but I have to do this twice daily. I never had to do all this before so surely something is causing it? What can I do to get rid of i? Many thanks for any help given!

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert
- 2019/12/18

It is best to see a dentist and if necessary the dentist will refer you to an oral medicine specialist. The white build up sample can be sent to a laboratory for analysis.

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