I have a variery of probelms, Lupus and Gluten intolrent being the main ones. I recently went for a food intolerance test which showed that I also have a possible intolerance to Lactose. I started using Lacofree milk instead of ordinary cows milk and noticed that the white hairy coating on my tongue has reduced and almost gone. Although I have not cut lactose out of my diet completely and this may be why its not gone completely.
My question is - can being lactose intolerant be another cause of a white hairy tongue?
I developed all kinds of problems years ago, all at one time, but the most severe was extreme gastrointestinal distress, a white tongue with a layer of junk I could scrape off, severe tiredness, night sweats, joint pain, etc. The only thing many doctors could find was very severe lactose intolerance. I started taking several lactase tablets with everything I ate and cut back on anything with milk or milk products and my symptoms almost disappeared.
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