Oral thrush ?? HELP DEAD END

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This has been going on for well over six months now.. took me 3 months to see a ENT Specialist who said nothing was wrong with me ! He did not understand the amount of discomfort that I am in some days worse than others and now I feel like im going crazy .. im going to get a second opinion in another 3 months but my tongue constantly looks like this.. feels dry, always coated and I scrape my tongue and it doesn't change a thing.. even drinking water makes my tongue feel weird 

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    Oral Thrush is easy to detect. Especially, you seeing an ENT... So he/she could have diagnosed it already if he/she had noticed this Oral Thrush. Maybe, this is just discomfort or dry mouth. Dry mouth is a symptom that leads to a lack of saliva. Individuals with dry mouth do not have enough saliva to keep the mouth wet.

    To learn more about dry mouth, I suggest you visit here at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/187640.php

    And the next time you go see an ENT or any oral expert, it is best you provide all the details even though he/she doesn't ask. Like what medicine are you taking, providing your medical records, what kind of foods are you taking(carbonated, sugary, gum, dry, acidic, spicy, hot or cold, alcoholic drinks), also do you smoke? How is your oral care? Questions like these should be brought up to have an interactive relationship with the ENT during the session. I hope these helped and my best wishes to you!

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      I'm sorry to be this way but you couldn't be more wrong about thrush being easy to detect. I struggled for years with a painful tongue and dry mouth while every dentist or oral medical person I saw blamed it on burning mouth syndrome. I knew it wasn't that but all they heard was that my tongue burned. 

      Anyway I had a sore on my tongue that did not want to heal so I had it biopsied to check for cancer. The oral surgeon also requested the lab check the biopsy for a fungal infection. Sure enough they found a fungal infection. The doctor treated it with a drug called Clotrimazole and at the end of the treatment my tongue was all better. I had absolutely no visible symptoms of thrush. It was because of this that I started to do some investigating. Number one I had a history of dry mouth and dry eyes. Not one of these oral medical doctors (nor my eye doctor) suggested that I might have Sjorgren's Syndrome. I have since battled both of these symptoms and since beginning two years ago when I started prednisone I kept getting case after case of thrush until finally an ENT suggested that I take some of the thrush medicine daily. Now I can eat mostly pain free. Brushing my teeth is not painful any more (the mint would burn my mouth).

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      Your are lucky that you diagnosed the issue and wish you good health .I have sore throat and white tongue for year now .my stomach is also bloating doctors are not able to diagnose the issue .I have swollen taste buds at extreme back of tongue .

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    Have you tried Googling "White Coating on Tongue"?  There are several conditions that can cause this, as well as several at home remedies.  Have you Googled "Oral Thrush" to see if your symptoms match?  Based on your picture, it doesn't look like  you have oral thrush.  Of course, I'm no doctor.  Perhaps you can get in to see a dentist sooner.  

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      Dentist or doctors ? I have looked at photos and it still leaves me at a dead end, I’m really thinking oral thrush and I just searched white coating on tongue and everything is popping up for oral thrush.. it looks very similar in some photos but there’s a possibility that it could be something else 
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      acc925 is right... googling your symptoms usually helps. Try taking a clear picture of your mouth and use the Google Images Search. Upload the image and google compares that photo with other photos. Then look at the sources of the photos to see their description provided by their respective websites.
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    Same here. Both doctors or dentists, not giving me a proper diagnosis of this condition. They say it is common and could be scraped off. But even if I do so, it keeps coming back. I guess this is connected with stress, dry mouth, and much more. Also it leaves a foul odor when the white coating starts building up. Someone help. I've been using this product TUNG brush and GEL which I find a bit effective rather than a tongue scraper. Maybe you can give this a try.

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      I was told stress could be a factor also the ENT Specialist said it could be from Acid reflux and I was sent home with directions to buy some sort of special pillow that will elevate me when I sleep. Acid Reflux, GERD, Oral thrush .. all of these things have me in question but Im waiting for a second opinion hoping they put me on some sort of medication because this is not such a fun period in my life right now as a 23 yr old *sigh
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      I was also told this and gave medication like PPI's to reduce the acid levels coming up the throat but I couldn't act normal like as everyone doing so. Yeah this is such annoying and always makes me highly conscious about it all the time. I am 28 btw. Maybe you can try staying hydrated and see if that works.

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      Wow I just read about the PPI Medication .. that’s some heavy side effects and I read about some studies that were done with this medication .. as far as staying hydrated I drink about 4 water bottles throughout the day at work but my tongue feels even drier when I do drink water .. chewing gum helps for a few minutes but when I’m done my tongue feels absolutely horrible 
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      Unfortunately as you drink water you rinse the saliva from your mouth. Saliva is a lubricant and water is not so you basically get stuck between a rock and a hard place when you drink a lot of water. I drink a ton of water all day and even though I know its making maters worse I get so dry I can't go very long at all without water. I try taking little baby sips throughout the day. My rhuemmy also has prescribed me something to produce saliva. It's called Cevimeline. It works pretty good but it's fairly expensive. The cheaper drug is called Pilocarpine but it upset my stomach.

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      hi kacy, I hope youre all good now and can share some information with me, I am in the same boat and Im desperate looking for help. I've seen a quite a few doctors and have performed numerous test and all negative. I miss my healthy pink tongue. pls share any info thanks.

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      hey i'm actually still dealing with it .. some days are better than others as i keep a tooth brush at work and tongue scraper and some mouth wash.. thai tea, milk tea, coffee, tea.. ive learned that makes my tongue feel super dry.. im just trying to deal with it /:

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      Im doing the same and like you said there are some days better than others. I have noticed that when I go the beach it gets WORSE even if I stay hydrated drinking water and gatorade (not beer ). Now talking about beer, if I drink beer my tongue gets so white so no more alcohol for me. Another thing is I used to love regular mouth wash but now it makes the problem even worse. One thing that makes my tongue feel good and look healthy is putting an ice cube in your mouth, do it and after it melts go and take a look at your tongue. I will keep trying to find a doctor that knows whats wrong with me, I know it all started after I had a relationship with a girl, one day I saw her tongue and it was like the way mine is right now, I remember very well when I told her you have to go see a doctor thats not normal and then I said look at my tongue and we compared our tongues. To make the story short I broke up with her after that, seeing that thing was not nice at all, and after two weeks my tongue was starting to look like hers. Sorry for talking too much. Some people are beautiful on the outside but you dont know if they have a disease. Only god knows wtf I have now. I want to end this nightmare !

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