I've been told by the doctor that I have a viral infection. Since getting this (2 days ago) I have a symptom that i've never had before. My tongue has turned a pale green. No matter how much I brush it stays green. It feels like I have small bumps on it also.
For the past few months my tongue will randomly turn green and stay that way for a few days before going away...then it will appear again after a week or so. The only thing I can find out about it is that it could be an indication of a serious infection or cancer. This is worrying me...does anyone have anymore information about green tongue?
The only time I have seen reference to this term was in the lest 4 days while we were going over medical conditions as they pertain toxicity and or alcholism. However I can not seem to find any substantial information on this subject. I'm going to keep researching this subject and hope to find out where this term originated and exactly what it pertains to and its causes. You may want to look at your daily activities or perhaps your regular intake of certain substances that might lead to an abundance of any substances that may lead to a build up toxins in your body. Good luck!!!
derbygal, your green tongue may be due to a candida infection caused by your antibiotic. It can also be caused by drinking anything high in bismuth (such as Pepto Bismol.) A white/green tongue can be a sign of dehydration. There is also something called a chloroplasmic reaction that some people experience after surgery.
I hope this information is helpful.
The back half of my tongue right now is green, and i asked the doctor about it because i have strep throat. And it seems that bacteria and viruses near the throat can cause the tongue to change to this color. So to the guy who thinks he has cancer from green tongue don't be so worried.
k im also wondering about this as i have it often. i do drink a fair amount of alcohol daily so it could be that but ive never herd of that before, and neither have friends that drink the same amount. so is it also an indicator of anything severe? and im not sick so its not that.
I have it, and I'm trying to look for some kind of solution as how to get rid of it. I drink enough per day (so I hope) and eat a generally balanced and healthy diet. I have had it for probably a couple of years now - I can neither scrape nor brush it away with my toothbrush, and I must admit to being worried when it was mentioned that I could have cancer. I am a boy in my early teens and I think I'm starting the change now but any sort of solution would be greatly appreciated as I don't know which answer I should go for on this thread.
i have a sort of thick pale green mucus on mine i also have disinies (sorry didnt know how to spell it), a sore throat, a blocked nose and a really bad headache i cant brush it off how do i get rid off it
I have had this condition for 6 months now - Way back in Januray I had gastritis - this was confirmed after an endoscope - As the months went on the tongue was still green - back and forth to doctors - got many fungal medications - did not work - I had another endoscope in June - stomach clear of gastritis - The tounge is still green - some days less - NO CANCER in stomach as had 2 endoscopies - Everyone who has seen me isn't concerned about it - the only one who is is me! It truly is driving me crazy - no rhyme or reason - Non smoker - do not drink - eat well - MYSTERY - Anyone who gets a result re green tongue let us all know! Karen
My husband bought Dr. Katz Perio Therapy Oral Rinse and he used it last night and I used it this morning. Both of us only once. We both have a bitterness taste, taste of everything we eat or drink is different and bitter, and we finally looked at our mouth because of this and both are tongues were greenish brown. We both have brushed and scraped our tongue and a lot has come off, but not all. I am hoping it will just fade away. Just wanted to share this just in case others might be using a mouth rinse.
It's crazy that so many people are having this problem and no one really seems to have an answer. I've had mine for about a week now. My tastebuds are off, but mostly when I'm not eating. My food tastes fine, but I get weird aftertastes when I'm done.
Scraping and brushing has helped, but not made it go away completely. What is with this weird green tongue?