26 Juin 2015
The tongue is an organ which shows a pink mucosa in the healthy people. In certain pathological circumstances, this mucosa can be covered with a white deposis. So the furred tongue is not a disease, but a complaint of various diseases.
The tongue is composed of seventeen muscles of which fifteen are even and only one is odd.
It is on this muscle that is the lingual mucosa which interests us.
Several diseases can be responsible for a white deposit on the dorsum of the tongue.
Certain causes are local, others are general :
1- General causes
a- Digestive cause
It is the most important
When digestion is bad, the tongue can be covered with a white deposis.
Certain factors increase the risk of a poor digestion :
< Alcohol ;
< Tobacco ;
< Bad fats :
< Sugar exces.
b- Infectious diseases
< For exemple : the scarlet fever.
2- Local causes
It is especially the tobacco which is responsible.
b- Canker sores
c- Lichen planus
d- Oral candidiasis
It is the most important local cause.
They are mycosis, they are due to the candida albicans, whitch is an oral fungus.
They will have to be suitable with each cause.
a- If the causes are digestive, it will be necessary to have a balanced diet.
< Without alchool ;
< Without tobacco ;
< Without bad fats ;
b- If it is an oral candidiasis
The treatment will be done with the antifungal ones.
c- The other diseases
The treatments will be adapted witch each disease.
The causes of the furred tongue are well-known and the treatments too. It is now necessary for you to pass to the practice.