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Coated tongue and neck/head pain

If anyone could give me any kind of insight on what's going on with me I would love you, because I feel a bit like I'm going crazy.

I'm a person that very very rarely gets sick, until recently that is.

Around October of last year I had a chronic cough that seemed like it would never go away. January comes, and finally, just as the couch fades away I get a fever and a cold. A few days later, when I thought I was good to go again, I notice in the mirror my tongue had gotten this gross, brown coating on it.

After that time, I lost my voice for about a week, and though it came back, the coating on my tongue, which had mostly turned white, remained. And now it's May and still I have this coating on my tongue.

Along with it, I constantly feel this difficulty swallowing, like there's something poking at my throat. If that goes away for a bit, instead I feel a popping feeling in my neck or ears. I constantly feeling a strange, tightness or dizzying pain also from my neck to my ear. All of this is located only on the left side.

I went to three doctors over the course of the last few months, the last prescribed antibiotics for tonsillitis, but still the uncomfortable feeling remains, as well as the coated tongue. I've also tried every home remedy, which, while some work for a short time, the coating always comes back.

What... Should I do? Doctors all seem to think this is something that will pass, but after 5 months i can't help but feel worried.

If it helps, I'm a teacher also and have to interact with kids a lot.
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1530171 tn?1448133193
Hi Berry55.

The most common  cause of white coating on the tongue is Candida, a fungal overgrowth condition, which most of the time is the result of antibiotic treatments.
The brown coating experienced at first, is consistent with bacterial overgrowth, which would also explain the ear & throat issues.

A left ear infection because of its inter-connection with the throat through the Eustachian tube, would make a lot of sense.

I think a comprehensive anti-candida protocol might be the recommended
course of action.
A compromised intestinal flora, leaves us with less immunity to fight off
bacterial, viral or fungal  infectious conditions.
80% of the immune system lies in the gut.

Antibiotics kill off harmful and healthy bacteria, so Prebiotics and Probiotics are the first line of treatment, to restore the healthy bacteria..
Highest quality will ensure better efficiency. I have use Progressive Nutritional HCP symbiotic kit, with great results.

Carbs and sugars feed yeast/fungi, so a very low carb diet is highly recommended to treat a candida infection.

Coconut oil is one of the best anti-fungal agents-better than anti-fungal meds- as it targets a wider spectrum of candida strains and more efficient.
4-6 Tablespoons is the recommended therapeutic dose, but it's best if one starts with 2T and increase the intake gradually to avoid die-off effects.
It can be used in place of cooking oils, which is actually healthier as coconut oil does not get damaged by heat to create free radicals (which cause inflammation).

Coconut oil  also has anti-parasitic, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties.
I personally buy only extra virgin organic, which I also use for Oil Pulling for
oral health and hygiene. I recommend you look into this to help you with
your suspected oral thrush and to help you rid billions of harmful bacteria
and toxic molecules from your oral cavity every day!

Should you have any questions, please let me know.

I hope this is helpful, however, please note that my comments are not intended as a replacement for medical advice.

Best wishes,
Niko
13494641 tn?1430651716
Welcome to the club, there quite a few of us dealing with it. Alsher on this site has a good blog about it.
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