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My Tongue is white and dry. What causes this

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My Tongue is white and dry. What causes this?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 6 years ago.

Since when do you have this symptom ?

Do you have any irritation / itching ?

Have you seen a doctor / had any tests ?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Tongue has been dry on and off for a week

sightly un comfortable

have not had any tests

Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 6 years ago.

This can be the beginning of an Oral Thrush, that is a fungal infection of the mucosa of the mouth.

You need to continue drinking lots of water to keep you tongue moist.

If this still persists / worsens, then you would need to see a doctor for an examination and a prescription for anti fungals like Nystatin Swish and Swirl, that would help cure this infection.
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