White coated tongue (not thrush)

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   Posted 6/22/2012 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
My tongue has had a white coat on it for a very long time, I believe it's from either the meds or reflux. Has anyone else dealt with this issue?

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   Posted 6/22/2012 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My dental hygienist checked my white - coated tongue during my teeth clean up. She told me that I need to use a tongue cleaner regularly and it was nothing to worry about.

If your worried about this, ask your dentist.

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   Posted 6/23/2012 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thx,  I'll use the tongue cleaner more offen.

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   Posted 6/23/2012 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
It may be caused by the acid.  As always, the diagnosis and the management of your specific condition will likely require a physical examination by your personal physician. If you have concerns about your white tongue, you should speak about this with a physician.
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   Posted 6/23/2012 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I have spoken to a GI, PCP, ENT and they all shrug their shoulders. None of them were any help, going to a "better" ENT on the 5th. I don't have a MD, PHD, etc.. but I don't think you need one to know if your tongue is unhealthy something in the GI tract is causing it or caused by meds.
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