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Angela N
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   Posted 10/22/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I am wondering if this happens to anyone....does your tongue always have a coating on it.  It's kind of a white coating.  I always brush my tongue when i brush my teeth but this has just started happening on my tongue.  It also looks like it's has cracks in it.  I have never had this happen.  Also I had a flair up for the first time in 15 years.  Maybe this has something to do with my tongue...does anyone have any suggestions.....

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   Posted 10/22/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Do a Google image search on candida + tongue. Be forewarned- some are pretty gross. Do any of the images look familiar?

It may just be casual bacterial growth. You can brush your tongue when you brush your teeth. If you cut down on carbohydrates, you will get less growth in your mouth, and it'll benefit your Crohn's, too.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like "Thrush" or a yeast infection on your tongue. I would call your doc.

Angela N
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the information....i have a call into my doctor.....this is the first time this has ever happened to me...I will let you know what he says...

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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Flagyl is famous for causing thrush for many that are on it, are you taking flagyl by any chance?

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

Angela N
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   Posted 10/22/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on it but I just started it on Monday and this white coating was on my tongue last week...I was just thinking it was something I had eaten...the flagyl will probably make it worse...I do have an appointmen to go into the doctor on Friday....thanks!!

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   Posted 10/23/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Every time I go into a flare my tongue coats. Nothing tastes good during it. Have to brush it several times per day cos it gets so thick. I started a flare weeks ago, and while most of it is gone there is still a very light coating. Nasty stuff!
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   Posted 10/23/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I just recently went through trhush after hospitilation and all the meds they had me on. I wrote on the threads and got some great tips. The one that worked within 2 days was tea tree oil. I got it at a health food store and it can be used for lots of other things as well. You might want to look back a couple of pages on the forum under thrush after hospitalization for some more homeopathic cures for thrush if that's what the dr says it is. Hope you get some answers!

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