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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for White, Lacy Plaque on Tongue

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced white, lacy plaque on tongue. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Fungal Esophageal Infection (Candida Esophagitis)

    Candida esophagitis (thrush) is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue. It can spread to the esophagus, the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. This can cause symptoms like pain when swallowing. Patients with a supressed immune system are more at risk.

    Symptoms usually improve wtihin 3 days after the start of treatment and eventually resolve completely.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, pain below the ribs, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, moderate fever, pain with swallowing
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Oral Thrush

    Oral candidiasis in infants is a fungal infection of the mouth and tongue caused by a fungal species called Candida.

    34 days without treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    white, lacy plaque on tongue, deep cracks at the corners of the mouth
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About White, Lacy Plaque on Tongue

  • Q.Have you ever taken a course of antibiotics in your life?
  • Q.Is your immune system deficient or suppressed by underlying disease or medication?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS?
  • Q.Do the corners of your mouth look like this?

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White, Lacy Plaque on Tongue Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced white, lacy plaque on tongue have also experienced:

    • 6% Sore Throat
    • 2% Fatigue
    • 2% Tongue Sore
  • People who have experienced white, lacy plaque on tongue were most often matched with:

    • 75% Fungal Esophageal Infection (Candida Esophagitis)
    • 25% Oral Thrush
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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