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Treating a Black or Coated Tongue

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Home treatment may be all that is needed for a black or coated tongue.

Bismuth products, such as Pepto-Bismol, can turn your tongue black. The black appearance will go away after you stop taking the medicine.


Credits for Treating a Black or Coated Tongue

Current as of: June 30, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine


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