CRACKED OR COATED TONGUE

Good Health (Australia) - - Health Coach / Body Signs -

A healthy tongue is pink, moist and cov­ered with tiny white dots called papil­lae. A lack of saliva can lead to dry­ness and cracks. You can also get a white or black coat­ing due to a fun­gal in­fec­tion; if that per­sists it may sug­gest di­a­betes, as high glu­cose in saliva leads to an over­growth of a yeast called Can­dida al­bi­cans. An­tibi­otics can also trig­ger fun­gal in­fec­tion.

“An­tibi­otics kill good and bad bac­te­ria and when good bac­te­ria are knocked out the bad bugs over­take your mouth,” ex­plains Creeper. Try anti-fun­gal med­i­ca­tions and pro­bi­otics, which have been shown to help.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.