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White tongue can be due to dehydration, illness or infection, poor oral hygiene, candida yeast infection (oral thrush)
home remedies for white tongue
if you suffer from white tongue, there are a few home remedies and lifestyle changes which may provide some relief.
You can use sea salt or kosher salt: some find some relief from mixing salt with water to create a homemade mouthwash. Use it first as a mouthwash, then brush your teeth with salt, including your tongue.
Glycerin: glycerin is a soft natural substance which helps some people with white tongue. It can sooth their tongue and may also whiten the teeth.
Acidophilus: this substance works as a coating for the tongue. It is a probiotic so it also promotes healthy digestion.
Brush your tongue with your toothbrush.
Scrape your tongue gently with a tongue scraper.
Wash your mouth out thoroughly with water.
Disinfect your mouth with a strong antiseptic mouth wash or salt solution. These are few home remedies you can use.
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Oral thrush is a fungal infection which occurs due to dry mouth, uncontrolled diabetes and weak immune system with debilitating disease or patient on corticosteroids. You may need fluconazole & renal safety dosage of amphotericin b (iv drugs to be used only with the advice of oral & maxillofacial surgeons). Kindly consult an oral & maxillofacial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need candid ointment until then. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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