Can anything other than thrush/candida cause a white coated tongue?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 19, 2013 at 3:09 AM

My tongue has a thin white film, and when I run it under my teeth, it looks like little white hairs being moved.

Brushing removes a lot if it, but not all.

What could this be?



on May 19, 2013
at 03:54 AM

Dont brush with a tooth brush ..get a special tongue scraper. Dont use a spoon either.

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on May 19, 2013
at 08:48 AM

Can I suggest that you go and stick your tongue out at a dentist because there are a lot of causes of white patches/coating on the tongue, some of them less benign than others, and while I think that the likelihood is that you have little to worry about, it's impossible to make a diagnosis without a proper examination.


on May 19, 2013
at 03:52 AM

firstly - dont look at your tongue so close and for so long..it WILL trip you out.. :) also look into TCM ..


light, thin white tongue coat reflects healthy digestive function.

??? A thick tongue coat reflects an excess of dampness, or pathogenic fluid. The tongue coat may be thick and yellow or thick and white. Most commonly, a thick tongue coat is associated with poor gut function.

??? No tongue coat at all could mean some form of exhaustion in the body. For example, a red and shiny wet tongue could signal that the body does not have enough fluids to produce a coat. A natural balance of fluids in the body is essential for healthy gut function and overall vitality.


on May 19, 2013
at 03:21 AM

This happened to me for awhile...try vitamin B-150....not regular vita B orB complex. It has more in it-it's been so long I've forgotten now, but it totally took care of it.

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