Symptoms, conditions and causes

Why do I have white patches on tongue?

White tongue can cause cosmetic discomforts. I always suggest handling the problem from the inside out. Cleaning the tongue is only a temporary solution and will not resolve the underlying issues.

Cause 1: Overgrowth of candida

Candida normally is a friendly microbe in the body. But this microbe can turn into fungus if you take antibiotics, birth control pills, or if you are on a high-carb diet. The solution is to improve your bacterial balance in the body. It should be noted that if you take probiotics in quantities that are too great, or fermented foods without preparing for them, these can be the cause of microbial imbalance and can result in continuance of the white tongue. Therefore, start gradually.


Add the foods below slowly and increase quantities gradually:

  • Eat fermented vegetables

  • Eat sauerkraut

  • Eat kimchi

  • Eat kefir

  • Avoid milk products except for kefir

  • Take apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 teaspoons stirred into about a cup of water)

  • Take an effective microbes supplement

  • Avoid carbs/sugar

(Note: Consult with your doctor first about reducing the medications below)

  • Avoid birth control pills

  • Avoid steroids

  • Avoid antibiotics

Last updated: Jun 20, 2023 14:18 PM