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Ok, my tongue is covered with this whitish 'stuff' and my mouth constantly tastes gross and that makes me feel nauseated. Is this normal?? What can I do about it? I have been brushing my teeth several times a day - after every time I eat to try to get rid of it!
 

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Could be thrush? <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000966.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/000966.htm</a>
 

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Try brushing your tongue - my dentist told me that the white stuff on my tongue was plaque and brushing would get rid of it - I personally had this problem during pregnancy because touching my tongue made me gag!<br><br>
Good luck Mama!
 

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It's only thrush if it's REALLY sore/painful. Since you didn't say it hurts, I'm guessing it doesn't, so it's not thrush.<br><br>
I had this with both my previous pregnancies. I ended up brushing my teeth and tongue at least 10 times a day because the taste was so unbearable. Second time around I used a tongue cleaner. Really got rid of a lot of the white stuff, and made a big difference in the nasty taste. Helped a lot. That's about all you can do about it. It will eventually go away . . . but never soon enough.<br><br>
You can get a tongue cleaner at a drug store usually, or definitely at a natural health food store.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
jen
 

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My dentist also told me it probably wasn't thrush unless it hurt and that some people just have a coated tongue. Tongue scraping has helped me somewhat.
 

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That was one of my first pregnancy symptoms. Anything really vinegary helps. I went through a lot of pickles in my first 4 months of pregnancy.
 

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Ok I am pretty sure the gross coating on my tongue is what is causing me to feel nauseous. I searched and found an older post with a woman that had the same problem.....as long as she would spit, she would feel ok. But if she was swallowing her own saliva, she felt bad.<br><br>
So i ran to Wal Mart last night and got everything I have read that works. I got a tongue scraper (never would have imagined they made such a thing) and crest. I use sensodyne which is not very refreshing, so I thought a stronger toothpaste may help. I searched for sour balls, to no avail, but found lemon drops. I also got Altoids, but raspberry. And I got Sea Bands. They are ugly, but I am wearing them today to see how it goes.........I really want to feel better!<br><br>
I'll keep you posted how it all works!
 

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Strangely, root beer barrels and cinnamon red hots helped immensely with my morning sickness - some days when the nausea was especially bad I would continually have one or the other in my mouth! They also seemed to make it easier to drink the huge amount of water I craved but made my stomach turn when I gulped it!<br><br>
Hang in there Mama - it wil get better with time!<br><br>
Colleen
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Strangely, root beer barrels and cinnamon red hots helped immensely with my morning sickness - some days when the nausea was especially bad I would continually have one or the other in my mouth! They also seemed to make it easier to drink the huge amount of water I craved but made my stomach turn when I gulped it!<br><br>
Hang in there Mama - it wil get better with time!<br><br>
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Interesting......seems like something fizzy or sour on my tongue helps. I just hope I don't end up with a mouthful of cavities after this. Hopefully it will pass after the first trimester! I really feel like I am not giving this baby a good nutritious start either! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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