Symptoms: Feeling of discomfort due to presence of hair on the tongue. Due to growth of fungi it causes burning sensation called glossopyrosis. Some even feel tickling on the roof, nausea, metallic taste and even bad breath.
Treatment: Maintenance of proper oral hygiene by brushing twice a day. Drinking plenty of water and taking roughage food.
The prevalence of hairy tongue varies widely, from 8.3% in children and young adults to 57% in persons who are addicted to drugs and incarcerated. Hairy tongue has been reported with greater frequency in males, those who use tobacco, those who heavily drink coffee and tea, patients infected with HIV, and those who are HIV negative and use intravenous drugs