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26 Mar 2007

Tongue problem
Hey doc.
Noticed my tongue was feeling funny yesterday. Had a look at it and it is covered with 'fuzz' towards the back (like little hairs) and has a black brown discoloration. What the hell is this.......? It feels quite strange.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear JT
Just an overgrowth of bacteria and normal mouth organisms. Called black hairy tongue and is actually harmless.
Treatment may be antiseptic mouthwash, antibiotic or probiotica per mouth.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/black-hairy-tongue/HQ00325
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