White tongue, mostly at the back. Sore throat only on 1 side, and jaw pain on the other side of the face. White tongue about 2 days ago, sore throat for 2 weeks, and jaw pain 2 days as well
gurgling salt water, tongue brushing
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I am....actualljust finished gurgling <sp> and tongue doesn't seem as white at the moment.
tongue still does feel sore however, and the jaw pain really only when I eat
right side of throat still sore
do you grind your teeth at night?
the white tongue sounds like you may have a case of candidiasis
this is a fungal overgrowth on the tongue
i do once in awhile and I definately feel that in the AM, isn't the same pain though
what causes it
depressed immune system
and how does that affect my throat on 1 side only
so if you have any system conditions (diabetes, etc) this can lead to candidiasis
Candidiasis is treated with antifungal medication, like Nystatin. You can have your dentist prescribe this
that would make sense. No diabetes or medecine taken here, just vitamins and extra B12
will salt water just take care of it as well and the throat
it came so quick
Candidiasis can cause sore throat as well, if it spreads to the esophagus
it's best to take an antifungal, like Nystatin
warm salt water will not kill the fungus
hummmm, i've had the sore throat longer than the white tongue, which isn't so white at the moment
is it a spray or gargle ?
since dentist is out for 3 weeks, would a medi-pharmacy be able to help ? never mind I can call for that. Low immune system, really ?
Yes, immune compromised is one of the leading causes of Candidiasis
Are you a smoker?
no, i'm not. It was abusy weekend celebrating however. Drinking
Here is a site where you can see causes of Oral Thrush (Candidiasis)
Any other questions?
what about the Pharynitis <sp> since my voice is differnt right now.
Likely related to candidiasis in the esophagus region
should clear up after treatment
Great ! thanks so much....very helpful. Enjoy your day!
You too. Good luck!
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