Re: white tongue
It probably is fungal matter, though only a medical practitioner can make that determination. The antibiotics may have aggravated the condition, if it had been present before you began meds. Also, having an on-going infection such as Lyme can over-tax the immune system and make you more susceptible to fungal overgrowth.
There is a medication, Nystatin, that can help with this. It is rather foul tasting, however, and you have to rinse your mouth out with it about four times a day. Some natural fungicides are Golden Seal and Horsetail (an herb). Taking a probiotic will help keep the balance by replenishing the good bacteria which keep fungi in check. Sometimes Diflucan is needed to kill off some fungal infections. Avoiding sugars, refined flour products, fruits, and acidifying foods can also help to retard yeast overgrowth.
Last edited by TINUVIEL; 09-10-2006 at 10:15 PM.