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I seem to have a white tongue and bad breath all the time.

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I seem to have a white tongue and bad breath all the time. I smoke and drink a lot of milk but I don't think that's doing it. I know I have candida and I've heard it can spread through stomach and mouth. Could that be it..? I go to my dentist very often and had gum disease but he's sorting that now. I'm worried it might be a sign of something more serious. As far as I can remember I've had candida since I was about 17 and I'm 37 now. It comes and goes but never anything really serious....I also think I've had white tongue a lot of the time too. I've kind of ulcer feeling in my stomach lately but if I drink glass of milk I'm fine. Can white tongue be normal...? I'm guessing it's my stomach but I'd really appreciate your advice......                                                                                                                                          Thanking you, Gina.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Shannon, RN replied 8 years ago.

Candida itself is not normal. Usually only people with a lowered immune system have Candida. Are you sure that this is acutally a fungal infection? The only way to be sure is to have it cultured.

If it is Candida it is a fungus and you need an antifungal such as Diflucan (fluconazole). Usually 200mg daily for 10 days and it should be gone.

Expert:  Shannon, RN replied 8 years ago.
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