Coated Or Furry Tongue And Sore Throat

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

A furry tongue in the context of a sore throat usually reflects an infection, especially if they started together (for example, an Epstein-Barr infection). Breastfeeding babies and people who use steroid-containing inhalers, have uncontrolled diabetes, or are immunocompromised from cancer, chemotherapy, or HIV have a higher risk of developing an oral yeast infection, or thrush. See your primary care physician.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

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