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My tongue has yellow coating on it usually when I wake up.

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Hi. My tongue has yellow coating on it usually when I wake up. It comes off very easily and I noticed what look like large papillae also. Been going on for a while and happens right after I had tooth extraction and grafting. Seems more prevalent after coffee. It doesn't happen during the day. It comes off with a scraper or even my nail and it's yellow and paste like. Trying to be as detailed as possible! Any ideas? Kind of a worrier. Category selection is weird and I didn't have a good selection
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

Dear customer

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply & for attaching picture.I have seen it.

The picture you have sent & the symptoms you have described of having yellow coating can be due to various causes.

The most common causes of yellow coating on tongue are:

-Smoking
-Nutritional deficiencies
-Inflammation of the papillae, which then collect yellow bacteria.
-Mouth breathing,
-Dehydration
-Fever
-Infection
-Jaundice

Unhygiene or low immunity or above causes leads to growth of bacteria which leads onto yellow coating.

-The best treatment is rinse with peroxide and brush/scrape your tongue.

-It is recommended to rinse your mouth with a solution of five parts water/one part hydrogen peroxide, followed with a clear water rinse to help get rid of a yellowish color/coating on the tongue.It is available at your pharmacy & will help you greatly.

-Drink a lot of water

-Eating a balanced and healthy diet to prevent nutritional deficiencies

All this will help to clear this yellow coating on tongue.

If still after this,the symptoms persists.then you need to make an appointment with your doctor as prescription oral medications will then be required accordingly.Usually & most likely,the symptoms gets subside with these treatment & doctor visit is less likely required.

Thank you.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
This is after I scrap it off
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for replying back.

Yes,most of the yellow coating has gone away from after the scrapping.

Unhygiene or low immunity or above causes leads to growth of bacteria which leads onto yellow coating.

Please rinse your mouth with hyrdogen peroxide as described above for next few days & this will kill/not allow the bacteria to grow.

This will treat the yellow coating.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Does jaundice only appear on the tongue?
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

No jaundice may appear in sclera,urine & other areas.

It is unlikely that only tongue is yellow in jaundice.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Rather, is that what jaundice on tongue looks like and would it scrap off?
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

Jaundice tongue with yellow color is usually not scrap off.

If you have a yellow tongue always and it persists even after trying the various treatments and remedies, it is a good idea to see a doctor for examination & tests so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The yellow always comes off but I've had it for a while. It doesn't last all day. But it always comes off. Does that sound less serious?
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

Most likely this seems to be bacterial overgrowth on tongue.

Using hydrogen peroxide can help you greatly.

If still after this,the symptoms persists.then you need to make an appointment with your doctor as prescription oral medications will then be required accordingly.

Thank you.

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Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

Dear customer

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