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White, Lacy Plaque on Tongue Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your white, lacy plaque on tongue symptoms, including 2 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 2 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

2 Possible White, Lacy Plaque On Tongue Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced white, lacy plaque on tongue. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

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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Oral thrush

Oral thrush is the result of the overgrowth of the fungal species candida in the mouth. This fungus normally exists within the mouth and the rest of the GI tract as well as on the skin. Oral thrush can develop when larger amounts of the fungus are present than normal. The characteristic finding of oral ...

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

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

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

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.