White Tongue

White tongue can result from inflammation of papillae present on the surface of the tongue due to poor oral hygiene, dehydration, fever, and mouth breathing. Or it can be due to white lesions, which are commonly seen in oral candidiasis, leukoplakia, mouth cancer, and syphilis.

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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 »

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