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Tongue feels wierd.

Since having surgery last week my tongue has been feeling odd. Its very hard to describe but Ill try so bear with me: its smooth and feels like it has a wax coating on it. I have sensation so its not numb but when I touch it to the roof of my mouth it feels smooth. All of my food taste different ( like they are waxy) and if I don't drink water all day long my mouth gets dry. I don't mean a little dry - I mean like Ive been licking sand dry, so dry its hard for me to talk.

Any thoughts out there?
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1276659 tn?1271691149
which kind ov surgery u had?r u taking any sort of medications???itmust b a side effect...btw take vit a supplements it will help with the mouth drying...regards
1286440 tn?1272880461
Yes, it sounds like a fungal infection, does it have a white apprearance when you look in the mirror?. I've had this issue many times and it turned out to be a fungal infection. consult your doctor she or he will prescribe a fungal medication to take orally, probably Diflucan, good luck and let me know how things go! take care. Sincerely, Elizabeth
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It is not uncommon to suffer an oral 'Thrush' post surgery. It can be caused by the intubation process and drying out by anasthetics leaves the mouth vounerable. An oral anti-fungal as suggested will sort this but make sure you get it checked out if this does not work.
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