Hello, I am twenty three years of age, and I have a white coating on my tongue that is difficult to brush off, especially towards the back of my tongue where it is most present. This past Wednesday I finished up a round of Metronidazole antibiotics. According to what I've read, this is most likely a case of Thrush, due to the antibiotics. However, I only have one of the many symptoms of Thrush, i.e. the white tongue. Are there other possible diagnoses for having this white film?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 28 - May - 2010, at 20:01 PM

  • Normally also there is white coating on the tongue and due to this we have clean the tongue daily and it can be done by tongue scrapper or soft brush. Normally it is difficult to clean back of the tongue. So you have to gentle clean it . You can try floss also to clean it. Antibiotics can cause thrush but that will go after you have finished with antibiotics. For more info on tongue cleaning you can read the following article in our website... www.identalhub.com/article_how-to-clean-the-tongue-198.aspx

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