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White tongue

White tongue: Introduction

White tongue: White spots, patches or coating of the tongue. See detailed information below for a list of 29 causes of White tongue, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of White tongue:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of White tongue. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of White tongue:

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White tongue: Symptom Checker

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White tongue: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to White tongue

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White tongue: Deaths

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White tongue: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: White tongue

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Organs affected by White tongue:

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Detailed list of causes of White tongue

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How Common are these Causes of White tongue?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of White tongue. Of the 29 causes of White tongue that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 26 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: White tongue:

The following list of conditions have 'White tongue' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Thrush ... White patches on tongue

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Causes of White tongue Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of White tongue based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of White tongue:

    Subtypes of White tongue:

    Coated tongue (8 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with White tongue:

    Tongue symptoms (430 causes), Tongue discolouration (16 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to White tongue:

    Tongue rash (5 causes), Sore tongue (112 causes), White skin (69 causes), Tongue symptoms (430 causes), Mouth whiteness, Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Swallowing symptoms (664 causes), Difficulty swallowing (702 causes), Leukoplakia (17 causes), Alcohol, Smoking, Oral thrush (10 causes), Steroid inhalers, Fluticasone asthma puffers, Immunosuppression, Immunosuppressive medications, Broad spectrum antibiotics

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