Tongue, Hairy

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  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Lingua Nigra
  • Black Tongue
  • Lingua Villosa Nigra

Condition Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion
Hirsute tongue is an unusual, benign problem that is additionally called black hirsute tongue or lingua nigra. It is defined by unusual prolongation and also dark or blackish brown staining or “discoloration” of the thread-like altitudes (filiform papillae) that cover the majority of the tongue’s area (dorsum linguae). Such modifications frequently start at the back (back) area of the top of the tongue as well as prolong towards the front (former) of the tongue’s area yet never ever include the undersurface.

The certain underlying source of unshaven tongue is unidentified. Feasible inclining aspects could consist of inadequate dental health and also over growing of pigment-producing germs or fungis in the mouth, therapy with particular antibiotic drugs, cigarette smoking, eating tobacco, and/or mouth wash usage.

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