Must read thing, Stick Out Your Tongue. Do You See Wavy Edges? You Better Know This Before You Wake Up In The ER
1. White coating.
You may have oral thrush, a yeast infection in your mouth. You should contact your doctor ASAP. Individuals with weak immune systems are at risk of this or if you smoke, white coating could be a cancer warning sign.
2. Sores or lesions.
Stress or cancer could cause sores or lesions on your tongue, so you’d better consult soon to find out. Especially if they last over two weeks.
3. Brown or black coating.
Poor dental hygiene is usually to blame for this, but a black tongue may also appear in people with diabetes. Chemotherapy patients or those on antibiotics might also get a brown coating. Brush and floss frequently to prevent bacteria growth.
You should contact your doctor because it could be a sign of thyroid disorder.
5. Fissures or cracks
Sometimes these are a consequence of an autoimmune disorder. Other times it’s nothing and it just appears and goes away. Ask your dentist or physician if you’re concerned.
6. Red and swollen.
If it looks like a steak about to go to the grill, it could be a sign of vitamin deficiencies. You might be lacking Vitamin B-12 or folic acid. Change your diet: eat more leafy greens to get your health back in shape and your tongue looking better.
7. Pink and smooth.
This is what a healthy tongue should look like.