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This is so weird. . .I too have a white coating on the back of my tongue. I never related it to my IBS, although the toxin idea seems logical. Anyway, I think this contributes to bad breath. I think the white coating is some sort of bacteria which causes the bad breath. Anyway, this is just a theory, no one write back telling me I am wrong or whatever. Also, when I use one of those tongue scrapers to remove the coating, the next day, I have blister-like sores on the back of my tongue. They hurt like hell, so I have stopped using the scraper. I just use Listerine which I also read was bad cuz in the long run, it has a lot of alcohol, and can really dry out your mouth which causes bad breath in the first place. BOOHOO< my life is just a vicious cycle of bad medical mysteries.LALAReading these posts kind of make me laugh cuz I just picture us (IBSers and Worriers) in the bathroom after an attack obsessing about out coated tongues, or weird rashes, or a different smell, or . . . . .was that an eye twitch. . . .?
 

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Did you get it diagnosed? If it is hairy tongue, then the white coating is from the tongue itself. Have you had taken antibiotics recently? They can cause it.
 
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When you used the scraper on your tongue, did it remove the coating (even though you then got the sores)? Or, was the coating like growing on your tongue?
 
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It can be from a few different things...do you have GERD? GERD may contribute to it. Other things are sinus problems - that seems to cause my tongue to do that white thing as well.Try drinking a hot liquid first thing in the a.m. (I drink herbal tea.) See if that helps.------------------A life lived in fear is a life half lived!
 
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