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anyone else here notice a white coating on their toungue? ive read up a bit on it and it seems like it could be major while also nothing at all. anyone know how its related and why?? thanks!!
 

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I once had that with a thrush infection which is actually yeast (in my mouth/throat, not down below). I was treated with some losenges to suck on.Thrush is common after a round of antibiotics - they kill the good bacteria that control the yeast that are normally present in your body.You might wanna check with your doctor though, especially if you haven't been on antibiotics.[This message has been edited by Delta (edited 11-08-2000).]
 
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Hi CamYeah, I have a white coating on my toungue, and losenges and mouth wash seem to do nothing at all. I'm a bit concerned that you said it could be something major though - what???Andy
 
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ANDY.....sorry to scare you, i know how the mind can RUN with things...what i meant by something major was what was posted about thrush. i dont really know much about it tho the post above sheds some light. maybe its not major.
 
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Don't want to scare anybody, but here's the facts:Thrush is a candida infection in the mouth which causes a white, flaky coating on the tongue (which can be scraped off).It is most often found in people with compromised immune systems. This could be due to HIV, but may also show up in other immune diseases.If this is new for you, get it checked by your doctor as soon as possible. It can generally be treated with antibiotics, but you need to find out what caused it in the first place.Good luck,Highway
 

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When my digestion really improves which is happening from time to time than the white coating disappears and my tongue looks a lot healthier with more saliva. There is also less bad breath.I see a lot of coated or greyish tongues on people who have some form or another of bad digestion.ScottSwotty
 
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I had a major thrush problem just recently. I had been on a diet to control a yeast overgrowth problem but had gone off of it while I was away on vacation and then all hell broke loose. I immediately went back on my diet and started taking my supplements again and it went away slowly. However, the fact that your immune system is suppressed is correct. I immediately came down with a really bad cold also. People with candida overgrowth do have problems with a lowered immune system as do people with IBS. The same diet that works for Candida, works for my daughter's IBS.Casey
 

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Hi!I have had acupuncture by a Doctor of Chinese Medicine.The Doc said a white, coated tounge is one sign[ they "read" your tounge!] of digestive imbalance and weakness.This system believes IBS is part of a syndrome of a " weak or damp spleen " . Signs are a white coated tounge, paleness, cold extremeties, and puffyness.I have also read books on this topic. It is very interesting and there appears to be something to it! Who knows! Just a thought!
 

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quote:Thrush is a candida infection in the mouth which causes a white, flaky coating on the tongue
Thrush is not the only cause. It could just be a hairy tongue. Treatments for thrush can make hairy tongue worse.
quote:I see a lot of coated or greyish tongues on people who have some form or another of bad digestion.
I don't know what "bad digestion" is, although vitamin B deficiences can be associated with tongue inflammation.
quote:The Doc said a white, coated tounge is one sign[ they "read" your tounge!] of digestive imbalance and weakness.
Never trust Chinese tongue diagnosis.
quote:and losenges and mouth wash seem to do nothing at all.
This might make hairy tongue worse. Look for things that could be irritating the tongue. Antibiotics can cause it, but why is not understood.Any qualified doctor can properly distinguish this from thrush. See your doctor.[This message has been edited by flux (edited 11-08-2000).]
 

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quote:If it is a yeast infection eating lots of sugar can make it worse
I don't know of any reason why that would be.
 
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Hi Flux,According to Dr. Crooks who wrote the Yeast Connection, yeast feeds on sugar and definitely makes it worse, along with antibiotics, and birth control pills.I can verify myself sugar does make yeast worse since I have the problem myself and after ingesting sugar I get headaches and sore throats, all symptoms of yeast overgrowth. The book actually does a great job of explaining the whole thing and I'd recommend it to anyone who thinks they have a yeast problem.Casey
 
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Hey! So it may not be anything major, but somwhere along the line I may have contracted HIV, but then again I may only need a course of electrolysis
I think it possibly has more to do with my digestive system, which with my IBS is all over the place, and the fact that I smoke too much. Perhaps those two are connected, as when my IBS is bad, smoking makes it much worse for some reason. Andy------------------ http://www.dustyspringfield.co.uk/
 

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quote:According to Dr. Crooks who wrote the Yeast Connection, yeast feeds on sugar and definitely makes it worse, along with antibiotics, and birth control pills.I can verify myself sugar does make yeast worse since I have the problem myself and after ingesting sugar I get headaches and sore throats, all symptoms of yeast overgrowth. The book actually does a great job of explaining the whole thing and I'd recommend it to anyone who thinks they have a yeast problem
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Hi FluxCan you tell me anymore about this yeast thing? Can a blood test show yeast overgrowth, or will this stool sample that I have had taken show this? What are the symptoms of yeast overgrowth? What causes it?Could this have given me this recent god awful IBS episode, and the white tongue is all part of this?Sorry to be so full of questions, but as I am seeing the Doctor on Monday, I want to be armed with as much information as I can.Thanks!Andy------------------ http://www.dustyspringfield.co.uk/
 

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Flux I'd always thought that yeast fed on sugar too. Isn't that why diabetics are more prone to yeast infections? Because their blood sugar level is higher?When I complained of frequent yeast infections to my doc the first thing I was tested for was high blood sugar levels.
 

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Cam, have you been taking antibiotics recently? After several courses of them last year, I developed a white, sore tongue. The dr. scraped it, looked under the microscope and said it was yeast. One Diflucan tablet wiped it out in a couple of days.Flux, although this doesn't directly related to yeast, recently my husband, who is diabetic, developed a horrible infection in his great toe that didn't respond to antibiotics for weeks. His podiatrist said that, because his blood sugar was out of control, his "tissues were saturated with glucose," which the bacteria feed on. Wouldn't this apply to yeast infection also? [This message has been edited by zigmissus (edited 11-09-2000).]
 
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