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Patchy white tongue

My tongue has had a furry white coating with changing red patches for the past six months. I have been told it is related to PND from persistent allergies which cause my nose to be blocked and have been prescribed a steroid nasal spray. This has had no effect and therefore I am not sure if the diagnosis is correct.

I snore badly and suspect that I breath through my mouth throughout the night, which means that it gets dry.

Can anyone offer suggestions for helping?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Most common cause for white patches is candidiaisis. It is usually caused by candida albicnas, which is a fungal infection. The white patches have a cottage cheese appearance. They can occur as a consequence to throat infection or sometimes steroid inhalers are known to promote their growth. You need to consult  a doctor for proper assessment. In the meantime you can try warm salt water gargles and betadine mouthwashes.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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