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white tongue

i have had a white furry tongue for months which i cant get rid of, i get a white/yellow gunk on the back of my tongue and my mouth drys out in no time what so ever. i also have real gloopy spit in the back of my mouth which is really horrible. ive been to the doctors to see if its thrush and its apparently not and ive had blood test to see if i could find anything out and all i found out is that im healthy with a strong immune system. anyone know what this could be because im stuck :(
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HI, I've had the exact same sympthoms for about 2 1/2 years now. I have seen two ent and diferent pcp, they have done numerous tests and they have not found the answer yet. Im desperate, this is so  uncomfortable !!!
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The etiology of hairy tongue is unknown in most cases.There are a number of predisposing factors that have been related to this disorder , such as neglected oral hygiene,a shift in the microflora,which is associated with mouth rinse,antibiotics, immunosuppressive drugs,oral candidiasis, excessive alcohol consumption,oral inactivity, therapeutic radiation, as well as smoking habits.The treatment of hairy tongue is focused on reduction or elimination of predisposing factors and removal of the elongated filiform papilla.
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