health conditions


Question by  Gavy (111)

What is a coated tongue?

What does it mean when my friend says he has a coated tongue?


Answer by  Avria (187)

This is commonly seen in new born babies and people whose immunity is low. It is a sign and sympyom of "Oral Thrush". Caused by fungus called Candida found on skin or mucus membrane. It appears as painless white patches on tongue and can spread to cheeks.


Answer by  lovely32 (10)

A coated tongue is due to the blood being charged with toxins. The tongues resistance and that of other fluids is thus lowered, the saliva loses it's power to stop the growth of organisms and the mouth becomes a incubation chamber that holds bacteria.


Answer by  errika69 (167)

A coated tongue is a whitish, yellowish, or brown furred layer of epithelial debris, food particles, and bacteria on the upper surface of the tongue. There are many possible causes of a coated tongue, such as oral candidiasis, dehydration, asthma puffers, alcohol and smoking.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

It means the blood has been charged with toxins, thus resistance is lowered allowing bacterias and molds to grow and reproduce. This sickness is usually caused by un cleanliness of the mouth and tongue. It appears as a white or yellow coating over the tongue and is accompanied by bad breath.

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