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I have this white layer on ttop of my tongue. Under that there feels like small loose pieces floating around. Been to ENT- nothing…..went to my dentist he said buyy a tongue brush….nothing. Anyone out there ever experience this. Patti
Hi @brit! I see that you have posted in other conversations about this. I’m glad you started a new conversation.
Hopefully new members will see this and join conversation if they are experiencing the same thing. If I see anything similar while replying to new members I will be sure to connect you.
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I HAVE A TOPAGRAPHICAL TONGUE FULL OF LARGE FISSURES. pAINFUL WHEN I EAT DIFFERENT FOODS AND BLEED EASILY CANNOT FIND A CURE FOR THIS WAITING ON INTERNAL MEDECINE FOR ANSWERS
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That sounds really painful. I don’t have that mine is more from the under lining of the tissue on top of my tongue. Its under the actual tissue on top of my tongue. When I pull my upper mouth along my tongue and push my tongue out this slimmy soft tenticles come off. I have been to a doctor he said thrush then went to an ent he couldn’t find anything even doing a very thorough exam. Went to my dentist he said get a tongue brush. I did but it doesn’t help. Don’t know what to do next. Any suggestions!!
Thank you so much Jamie. Yes I have posted in different area’s and have had some responses. All are encouraging and very helpful. Please do connect with me if you should see anything that would help me it would be greatly appreciated GOD BLESS Patti
Hi Brit, I didn’t know what to say to your issue that is going on with your tongue because I have never experienced anything like that. But days later I had a thought. My mouth gets extremely dry and my tongue turns white. I have to rinse my mouth with a certain mouth wash and chew on tart gum. But the point is my dentist discovered that my parotid glands were blocked. They are the glands that produce saliva, Plus my meds I am sure don’t help.
Just a thought. Hope you find answers soon. I know it has to be very frustrating….Good luck!
Thank you for your email. What did your dentist do for blocked parotid glands? My situation is different than your except you do get a white tongue. That is acid coming from your stomach. That’s what the professional say anyway. I am just going to keep working with it and give it a couple more weeks then make an appointment with Mayo. They will for sure find out what is causing this.
Again thank you for your kind thoughts.
They really didn’t do anything for my parotid glands. My mouth does get very dry as they don’t [produce saliva. They basically told me to buy sour sugarless gum or hard candy and rinse my mouth with ACT for dry mouth. It helps a little. A lot of it is some of my meds. It’s a side effect to a few. Let me know what your doctor says. Very interested! Good luck. Praying for answers for you….
I have the same thing and was told after much searching it is a sign of a long standing B vitamin deficiency and tests have proven this is true.
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did they say there was any cure. My doc has no idea about it at all.
Hi Julie thank you so much for my email. After taking the vitamin B did your tongue feel better? This has made my day and I am so grateful for your response. What kind of tests did they do on you? Like I’m sure you read from my emails my family doctor my dentist and ENT never suggested anything. How long have you been taking the B vitamin?
Once again thank you so much you are an angel and my OUR LORD BLRSS YOU
No diagnoses what so ever. Just said that I was under a lot of stress and that the white tongue was a cause of stress. I have been to my family doctor my dentist and a ENT. They don’t have a clue!!!!!! Patti
Please read the book “the Yeast Connection” and follow the advice herein. I had this problem, with a lot of other problems as well that doctors couldn’t guess about. I was assessed at an orthomolecular medicine clinic in NY and found to have a problem with chronic yeast overgrowth. I also had a B12 deficiency that also plays a part. My personal advice to you and to all who answered is to take liquid B Complex with 1000+mg B12. Can even buy cheaply at the grocery store. Put it under the tongue and if any irritation, put it on the tongue also. Next, watch diet and restrict sugar, and particularly yeasted bread.
Use the tongue brush anyway. Most importantly take a high quality 10+billion probiotic supplement and/or a really good yogurt culture.
Let me know how you do. All this is over the counter advice.
If you also have poor digestion, allergy, fatigue, mood issues, weakened immune system, and weight gain right now, they will also improve. Promise.
Has the B12 helped you? If so I will certainly buy some. At this point I would do anything to rid myself of this. Thank you so much for your advise and it is taking seriously. GOD BLESS Patti
unfortunately people with this problem do not absorb the minerals and vitamins through their stomach. I am waiting to get into internal medicine to see what I can do. My acupuncture doctor told me to try this .
This problem is only a memory for me, yet was only a few months ago. I heard testimonies on a vitamin site about the B12. So I got it, being as it was only $5.00 a bottle for liquid B complex at Walmart, so no loose. I put it under tongue for one minute, then also put right on any irritated spots, however ( i meant over 1,000 mcg (NOT MG. that was a really BAD spellcheck)! B12 deficiency shows up in blood tests but no need to wait because you’ll know by if it helps. I used a mouthwash and brushed teeth with equal amounts baking soda & peroxide (or just buy the toothpaste) and used this also on my tongue with a brush. The main thing is to use whatever germ & fungal protection you can orally. Then I altered diet to avoid yeast, prebiotics, probiotics, and avoidance of processed foods, especially baked goods and sugars. (Nystatin is an anti-fungal medicine that works as a sendoff to a healthy diet, however you would need an enlightened physician willing to prescribe it). Im not a doctor, but this was awful. i threw together this plan based on my orthomolecular visit in the past, and thankfully it worked__so hope it works for you also!
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