White Patches Appear On The Base Of The Tongue?
Hello, want to ask at the base of the tongue there is a kind of white fungus but scraped away does not disappear and does not hurt, it just feels a little lumpy, what do you think? Yesterday it felt like I had been drinking hot drinks, so it was strange
Hello Yoephita, thank you for asking.
White patches on the tongue can be caused by various things. This condition can be related to an infectious disease or non-infectious condition. In infections such as typhoid fever or diphtheria, there may be white patches on the tongue. However, the infection is general in nature, meaning that there must be other symptoms of infection in the body, such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, coughing colds, and so on. If there are no signs of general infection, then the possibility of white spots on the tongue is caused by local infection or non-infection.
Some possible reasons, for example:
Oral candidiasis. Occurs as a result of candida infection in the oral cavity. Generally, white patches can be scraped off and give a sore or itchy feeling. More common in people who smoke, poor oral and dental hygiene, elderly or children, people with diabetes mellitus, people who take antibiotics for a long time, people with decreased immunity.
Leukoplakia. Occurs as a result of excessive keratin buildup on the papillae of the tongue. This condition is generally harmless, but can turn into a malignant tumor.
Oral lichen planus. Is an autoimmune condition.
Geographic tongue. Patches shaped like an island.
You should consult with a doctor, so you can do a physical examination directly. The doctor will determine the cause and apply the right therapy. Not all spots on the tongue require medication or special measures. You can help healing by maintaining oral hygiene and teeth, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol, do not consume drugs carelessly, increase the intake of vegetables and fruit, drink about 2 liters of water per day.
Thus a short answer from me. Hopefully can help. Regards.