Hello lately for the past couple days I’ve been having stomach pains and a gassy stomach, then recently I notice that my tongue was white, is this something serious and should get checked with
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replied June 16th, 2018
Hello and welcome,

I appreciate your concern,

There are small finger like projections on our tongue called papillae, the tongue becomes white when they are enlarged,swollen or overgrown because debris,bacteria and dead cells lodge between the enlarged papillae and get trapped.It can occur due to dehydration, smoking,dry mouth,poor oral hygiene,fever,low fiber diet and excessive alcohol use.

Due to upset stomach you might be consuming less water and soft diet,also there is inflammation of some sort going on in your stomach,so most probably it's just that.

Keep yourself hydrated at all times,take care of your oral hygiene and hopefully it'll be back to normal soon.

I hope this helps.

Wishing you the best of health.


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