Coated Or Furry Tongue, Thick Saliva Or Mucus And White Patches On Tongue

Reviewed on 12/1/2020

White patches on the tongue or a coated tongue can be related to yeast infection of the mouth (known as oral thrush). Thick saliva can be seen with dehydration. Keep a record of your symptoms and when they occur. If you believe you may have an infection, seek the advice of a healthcare provider for diagnosis and proper treatment.

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:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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