September 21, 2018

In the United States registered the disease of "black hairy tongue"

10 September 2018, 03:01 | Silvia Roy

Woman suffers from 'black hairy tongue' after car accident

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What exactly causes the disease black tongue experts is still unknown, but treat gassafety doctors can. In the normal state they are white, so the human tongue looks pink and white.

A week after the treatment, a black discolouration appeared on her tongue and the woman reported suffering from nausea and a bad taste in her mouth. The doctor prescribed her an antibiotic of broad-spectrum minocycline.

A woman developed a case of "hairy black tongue" after taking antibiotics, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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"In this patient, minocyline was discontinued, and an alternate atimicrobal regimen was started".

A woman treated with antibiotics following a vehicle crash developed an unusual side effect: black hairy tongue. Although it is quite an alarming sight, the hairy appearance is often caused by the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the tongue, while the discoloration is caused by the collection of debris, bacteria, and other organisms on the papillae.

Doctors diagnosed it to be a case of black hairy tongue - a benign condition where little bumps on the tongue called filiform papillae grow longer and turn a brownish-black colour.

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Despite the name, black hairy tongue isn't hair at all.

Symptoms include a metallic taste in the mouth, bad breath and a tickling sensation.

Dr. Yasir Hamad, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine and an author of the report, told CNN that the patient had a "typical textbook case" of the condition. She was given different medications and the problem disappeared after about four weeks.

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Black hairy tongue could be caused by a number of factors including certain medications, tobacco use, irritating mouthwashes or poor oral hygiene.

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