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Your White, Lacy Plaque on Tongue May Also be Known as:
Coated tongue
Furry tongue
Fuzzy tongue
White fuzz on tongue
White layer on my tongue
White patch in my mouth
White plaque on my tongue
White tongue

Top 2 White, Lacy Plaque on Tongue Causes

  1. 1.Oral Thrush

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

    You can safely treat this condition on your own by administering nystatin oral which is an over-the-counter liquid antifungal medication.

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

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  2. 2.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.

    You do should discuss with your primary care physician if treatment with anti-fungal therapy is needed.

    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

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

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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White, Lacy Plaque on Tongue Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 5% Sore Throat
    • 3% Fatigue
    • 2% Diarrhea
  • People who have experienced white, lacy plaque on tongue were most often matched with:

    • 13% Oral Thrush
    • 9% Fungal Esophageal Infection (Candida Esophagitis)
  • 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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