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mY TONGUE IS WHITE, WITH A COATING AND THE INSIDE OF MY GUMS

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mY TONGUE IS WHITE, WITH A COATING AND THE INSIDE OF MY GUMS ARE PEELING, MOUTH VERY DRY?
Hi,
It looks like you are having oral thrush(fungal infection).
Oral thrush infections are caused by an increase in the levels of Candida albicans fungi that are naturally present in the mouth. This increase may result from:
the immune system being weakened (immunodeficiency)
an underlying health condition, such as cancer or HIV
smoking
taking corticosteroid medication
certain medications that reduce the amount of saliva produced
an injury in the mouth
However,it can be treated by Canesten mouth rinse.
Regards
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX through an incredibly stressful time, have cried incessantly could this be a cause? have had a dry mouth on numerous occasions

You should go for testing of your fasting blood sugar.High blood sugar can be a reason behind dryness of mouth and thrush altogether.Stress can cause thrush and diabetes (both).So all are related.
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