Archive for November, 2012

Treatment of Hairy Tongue

Treatment of Hairy Tongue  Physical débridement (brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush, 5 to 15 strokes, once or twice daily)  Topical podophyllin (5% in benzoin) followed by débridement  Elimination of cause, if identified Prognosis  Excellent  

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Clinical features of Hairy Tongue

Clinical features of Hairy Tongue  Elongated, hyperkeratotic filiform papillae on tongue dorsum producing a “furred” to “hairy” texture  Color varies from tan to brownish yellow to black depending upon diet, drugs, chromogenic organisms  Symptoms usually minimal; may produce gagging or tickling sensation on palate Diagnosis  Clinical features  Culture or cytologic studies not helpful

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Eitiology / Causes of Hairy Tongue

Eitiology / Causes of Hairy Tongue Generally unknown May be related to poor oral hygiene, soft diet, heavy smoking, systemic or topical antibiotic therapy, radiation therapy, xerostomia, or use of oxygenating mouth rinses (H2O2, sodium perborate)  

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