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Hello,

I have been having problems with my tongue. It has been dry and white for the past two weeks now and nothing seems to help.

I went to my dentist and then a specialist and they perscribed me amoxicilin. I took this for a week but it did not help me. The doctor said that dues to the H-plori acids rising up this causes my tongue to whiten and dry out. But after taking this medication nothing helped.

Would you have any advice for me?

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replied April 16th, 2008
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Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It can be used for eradication of Helicobacter pillory but together with Claritromicin (or Metronidasole) and some proton pump blocker (Omeprasole, lansoprasole...) - so called triple therapy. Did you make Helicobacter pilory blood test? Do you have any stomach difficulties or burning sensations behind the sternum?
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replied October 5th, 2008
I have same dry white tongue
I hope somebody can give me an answer. I had been to 4 doctors, one of them and ENT and no one was able to help. It started in May when I went to the doctor because of hypertension. I had a CT scan and then the doctor said acute infection of the sinuses and prescribed me 10 days of Keflex. After I finished the meds, I noticed my tongue getting white and one morning peeled off a gelatinous film off my tongue like it's acid burnt. I had a constant sour taste in my mouth. It has been for months now and that acid taste and whiteness have progressed to a bit furry or a bit elongated papillae all throughout my tongue and the top of my tongue became extremely dry. My throat is also dry and there is a clicking sensation when I swallow. The constant feeling I have in my mouth is like biting onto a tannic unripe persimmon or a raw banana.

The dryness improved a bit when the last doctor told me to stop taking Norvasc for hypertension. I also stopped taking Omeprazole which was given to me by the first doctor because I really don't think I have acid reflux because when I burp I don't taste any sourness.


This dryness is accompanied by neck tightness and mild tingling of fingers. Please help. I am so scared I don't know what this could be. I was never as sick as this before.

By the way all tests done were normal: TSH, Sjorgren, Calcium, B12, H Pylori, etc.
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replied January 21st, 2009
BTW did you get to the root of your problem?
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replied February 8th, 2009
hello there
i have dry tongue for nearly 5 years and it cause me bad breath, i would like to know if there's a cure. My tongue look like if there were hair on it ant it gets dirty easily, I'm not even sure if is dry tongue what i have. I use Therabreath and has helped me but i cant stop using it because the bad breath come back.
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replied May 31st, 2009
Burning Tongue and Dry Mouth
I had gotten over Thursh 2 months ago which was from my Steriod Inhaler. My mouth felt good after it cleared up. Now my tongue is diagnosed as a dry mouth and Ent gave me Evoxac which works but......My tongue burns severly constantly also the roof of my mouth at times will burn. Why is the tongue burning so very bad of course there is the dry mouth. Thanks can't take much more of this and no cure and no answers basically.
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replied September 5th, 2009
To this date, my tongue still gets dry and white. Until today no doctor has solved it. Taking Protonix does not help. I have palpable bilateral submandibular lymph nodes as confirmed by an oral surgeon. Test for Candidiasis turned out to be negative. ENT told me my parotid glands are hard and insisted that I have GERD. I don't have any classic symptom of GERD. What can it be? It has been more than a year now.
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replied September 5th, 2009
Everyone sounds just like what I am experiencing and I get alot of pain in the mouth horrible. My Ent made a majic mouthwash which is Nystatin, Benedryl and Hydrocortizone and I rinse every 4 - 6 hours and helped 98% of the time. I don't know how to mix it and only once pharmacist knows the remedy. Mine hasn't been hurting but last two days its been painful. Also, the medication for dry mouth being I have Lupus works good its Evoxca.
Hugs, Sharon
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replied June 8th, 2012
I had the same symtoms last fall - tongue sore, swollen glands. Ent found no infection but prescribed Magic Mouthwash - same ingredients as yours + tetracycline. I didn't fill the RX because it went away. But now the tongue problem is back with no swollen glands but mouth is very dry. Maybe I'll try the mouthwash after all.
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replied October 27th, 2009
Persimmion mouth
Needaresponsep....

You described my problem exactly when you said "like biting an unripe persimmion"!!! I've been to 7 doctors for the same thing. All test are neg. It's horrible and it's tearing up my gums. My tongue is like sandpaper against the rest of my mouth. Did you ever get a diagnoses? NOTHING helps mine, not even the Evoxac, MM, or any other rinses, gels, etc.
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replied November 17th, 2009
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excess iron over 230
white tongue
back of tongue feels like after being
burned from hot food.
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replied June 10th, 2011
White tongue and dry mouth
I went for ct of sinus, NEG. Since then severe dry mouth and white tongue nothing helps also foul smell and taste. Could it be CT scan?
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replied July 19th, 2011
I have this problem too. My mouth has been dry for many years but recently it has become unbearable. Feels like it is burnt and it looks white. I read on another site that tea tree oil helps. Also, someone mentioned getting tested for sjogrens - if you google that, you might find it sounds like your symptoms.
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replied December 2nd, 2012
I believe you have oral thrush from the antibiotics, I have suffered this problem for years, take a thrush lolly and from now on everytIme you have antibiotics take a probiotic while you are on them ! Good luck....
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replied December 3rd, 2012
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Thanks for this.
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replied September 9th, 2013
White dry tongue
i too have a white tongue and it also feels dry. i can brush it and it clears of the whiteness. It used to cause a lot of mucus but that seems to have really gone away for the most part, but my tongue sometimes feels very dry, and sometimes it feels like it does after you bite it, sort of tingly. I have tried Nystatin, Magic mouthwash, and Diflucan. Any help would be apreciated. I have no sores or any thing other than the tongue becoming white and it feels dry most of the time.
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