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Why is my tongue white when I am sick?

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Why is my tongue white when I am sick? I have been nauseated & vomiting and now my tongue is white.

Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Kerry replied 10 years ago.

A white tongue is usually indicative of an over growth of the normal bacteria in the mouth. Your vomiting probably has enabled this over growth to occur. Try gargling with Listerine or brushing your tongue gently with your tooth brush.