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Szabo246
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   Posted 2/11/2018 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Should I be worried? Is it Candida? I noticed it this morning when I woke up, no idea how long it’s been like that, my husband seems to think it’s normal but that’s not what I had read

Szabo246
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   Posted 2/11/2018 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh I am recovering from the flu If that’s relevant

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   Posted 2/11/2018 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I have that, too, and I also wonder about candida. I had a comprehensive stool analysis done recently and hope it will tell me something. The last blood test I had for candida antibodies was negative, but that's been some time ago now.

I also take curcumin and quercetin powder (which is yellow). They do stain my tongue, but it doesn't all come off when I brush my tongue.

I have noticed my tongue looks slightly improved. I've been taking berberine herbs for a few weeks now and wonder if it's reducing some gut pathogens.

Just seems like so much guesswork, at least for me.

Szabo246
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   Posted 2/11/2018 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep it certainly is a guessing game! My husband thinks my tongue probably always looked like that and it’s becuase I’m anxious about every little thing that happens to me, who knows?!

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   Posted 2/11/2018 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had the real candida tongue and it was lumpy-white.

I've had the yellow tongue also, and no candida symptoms.

The yellow lasted 6 to 8 months and went away. I did not change any supplement routine, but did change to a better diet.

Very mysterious indeed. I googled like crazy and it was pretty common even out of the lyme community.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Hashimotos adds to the enjoyment.

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   Posted 2/11/2018 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
astroman said...
I've had the real candida tongue and it was lumpy-white.

I've had the yellow tongue also, and no candida symptoms.

The yellow lasted 6 to 8 months and went away. I did not change any supplement routine, but did change to a better diet.

Very mysterious indeed. I googled like crazy and it was pretty common even out of the lyme community.


astroman,

Thanks! That eases my worries a little.

Szabo246
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   Posted 2/11/2018 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you astroman!! 😊

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   Posted 2/11/2018 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
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Yellow tongue usually occurs as a result of a harmless buildup of dead skin cells on the tiny projections (papillae) on the surface of your tongue. Most commonly this occurs when your papillae become enlarged and bacteria in your mouth produce colored pigments.

Also, the longer-than-normal papillae can easily trap cells that have shed, which become stained by tobacco, food or other substances. Mouth breathing or dry mouth may also be linked to yellow tongue.

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   Posted 2/11/2018 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
For me this was after abx treatment, which ended 2-2.5 years ago. Maybe it was normal bacterial rep-populating itself and fighting for real-estate.

My LLMD explained the adult acne some of us get well beyond ABX treatment as the same deal going on - healthy bacteria repopulating, trying to balance out. What acne I had lasted one year after abx, the yellow tounge came on a little later. Ive had neither for 1.5 years.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Hashimotos adds to the enjoyment.

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   Posted 2/11/2018 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Lapis_29 said...
Somebody said...


Yellow tongue usually occurs as a result of a harmless buildup of dead skin cells on the tiny projections (papillae) on the surface of your tongue. Most commonly this occurs when your papillae become enlarged and bacteria in your mouth produce colored pigments.

Also, the longer-than-normal papillae can easily trap cells that have shed, which become stained by tobacco, food or other substances. Mouth breathing or dry mouth may also be linked to yellow tongue.


Excellent!! Thanks so much, Lapis. That makes perfect sense and fits my experience. I am a mouth breather and do have dry mouth, sometimes severely so.

Also, I did some coconut oil pulling this morning after not having done it for a while. I looked at my tongue afterward and the coating was gone. I've also noticed the surface of my tongue looks rough and some of my papillae are larger and redder than others. I also have a large crack in my tongue.

Szabo246
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   Posted 2/11/2018 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you lapis! It’s one less thing to worry about smile
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