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My friend has white tongue and lymph node swelling. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has white tongue since 20 days, used probiotics from 10 days but problem did not solve. But no sore throat and no discomfort while eating anything. He feels lymph nodes near right side of neck, back side of ear and near arm ankle from last one week. Got some pimples on his f...  Read Full »


Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. White patches on the tongue can be oral thrush caused by candida albicans seen in severe imunosupression especially stage 3 or 4. Pain on swallowing can be from involvement of the larynx and oesophagus of the thrush seen in stage four. Persistent lymph node is also comm...  Read Full »

I have a scrapable tongue lesion. Is it due to HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male who accidentally discovered this lesion on my tongue while brushing my teeth. It does not come off easily with the toothbrush. Actually, it does not unless I apply significant force to remove it. It has been a month since I first discovered it, and no other asso...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not appear to be hairy cell leukoplakia. It appears like normal ulceration or papule only. I suggest applying Triamcinolone ointment over it twice daily and observing if it goes down. Eat a healthy diet rich in folic acid and all other vitamins. Take plenty of ...  Read Full »

Why do I have black spots on my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having black spots on the tongue. What might be the cause for it?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Black spots on the tongue might be due to: Hyperpigmentation of the tongue (present since birth) for which you need not worry. Exposure to any chemicals. Tongue piercing. Scar due to any oral surgical procedures. An initial stage of a condition called hairy to...  Read Full »

What could be the cluster white spots on tongue which do not look like ulcers?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a cluster of white spots on my tongue. I do not believe they to be ulcers as I have had them before in the past. They do not hurt and I feel no pain. I am worried that it might be something more serious. Can you confirm what it might be?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you have mentioned that you had it before also and there is no pain. I think it is either some infection like a fungal i...  Read Full »

Will sexually transmitted infections cause greenish discoloration of the tongue with gingival swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past few days, my mouth has been in bits. I cannot eat or chew. My tongue is a weird white or green color with some small spots. My gums are a very dark red and very painful and swollen. My tongue is agonizing. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might have a bacterial infection of the mouth most probably. So due to that, only you have such coating on the tongue and pain. Due to that, your gums are swollen, and the pain is there. In some cases, a candidal (fungal) infection may lead to such symptoms. So I w...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for white and dry tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 62 years old. I am on Sertraline and Levothyroxine. My concern is about my tongue, when I get up in the morning it is white and dry. I will wake up at night because of my tongue dryness. I do not have this issue during the day. I believe this is referred as fuzzy tongue. It has ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The issue of dry mouth is due to the medication Sertraline (antidepressant medication used in depession, panic attack, post-traumatic stress disorder, improves sleep and anxiety) has a side-effect of dry mouth too. When we wake up in the morning, every one of us h...  Read Full »

Why is my child's tongue white though he cleans it twice daily?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is three years and six months old and he is diagnosed with adenoid enlargement. His tongue is always white when he gets up in the morning. I make him brush and clean his tongue twice daily. Is there any cure for his problem as he does not eat properly? Can this white tongue be...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the situation you are facing with your child. It seems like your child is having a fungal infection. Application of antifungal medicine can help in curing it. Maintenance of proper oral hygiene is of utmost importance. Hope this will help you and your chi...  Read Full »

My tongue is whitish-green with a painful bump under it. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, My tongue is whitish-green in color and I also have a white bump under the tongue that is extremely painful. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the clinical picture provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the tongue seems to have a traumatic ulcer underneath due to teeth bite or burn due to hot food intake. Additionally, the ventral surface seems to have nutritional deficienci...  Read Full »

My tongue is milky white in color. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a milky like white color on my tongue that is more noticeable in the back my tongue should I be worried? I am a non-drinker and smoker.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition that you mentioned can arise due to a variety of causes. You have not suggested whether it is associated with pain, burning sensation or itching. Let me name a few conditions where the milky white appearance on the tongue is generally seen. 1. Candidia...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a constant white tongue past two years. Should I be concerned about this?

Query: Hello doctor, My tongue is always white, and I have been experiencing this for the past two years, and there are no other symptoms. Should I be concerned about this?   Read Full »


Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will be answering your query shortly. Please check your follow-up messages. Regards.  Read Full »

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