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   Posted 2/21/2011 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this sounds wierd but for the past several months my tongue has been coated and it hurts in the middle. It feels very tender like I burnt it but I didnt.
Any ideas???

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   Posted 2/21/2011 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rhonda...

I wish I had an answer for you but it's not something I've had before. I would make sure your dentist and/or doctor take a look at it. From a little bit of reading, most of the conditions that cause the tongue to be coated are harmless, just an over growth of a natural substance on the surface of the tongue. Please get it check out though..

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   Posted 2/21/2011 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
My first guess would be thrush if the coating is white (yeast), and your doctor can prescribe something to take care of other. Other than that, I'm not sure.
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   Posted 2/21/2011 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Thrush is a good suggestion. I'd look it up online at a reasonable site such as MayoClinic to see if the symptoms are similar. I'd always be sure to follow up w/my matter what. Nobody here is a Dr and cannot accurately diagnose anything.

Best of luck!
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   Posted 2/22/2011 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I had this for a few weeks, it was a reaction to a painkiller, completely harmless and the pain stopped after a few weeks, i still get a bit of coating but its not as bad i just had to adjust. Not sure if this would be the same for you but hope this helps.

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   Posted 2/22/2011 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your responses to my post! The rheumy examined my tongue and knows about the pain. He never really said anything about it but I will bring it up Friday when I go back for my test results.
Thanks again!!!

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