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Offline Valmont

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Yellow tongue
« on: November 13, 2012, 07:43:06 PM »
For now almost a month, I noticed I have yellow tongue.  I showed it to my doc and he had no idea what it could be, he thought it can be a rare side effect from medecines, but he went and looked for in internet during our meeting, so I donīt know really what to think...

Today, I was with my dentist, she knows Iīm poz, no problem with her (except she put plastic bags eveywhere in her office and ask me to go at last  hours because with me, she has to desinfect everything........  and what with other people and particularly those who donīt disclose???), anyway, she didnīt seem implicated...

This matter start to worry me a little, I have never had this before in my life, also, I always had very good bucal hygiene...  I donīt have specially bad smell..

Anyone had it?  What can I do to eliminate it?
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Offline Fisher

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Re: Yellow tongue
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 07:58:17 PM »
I'm sorry Valmont, but I'd question your dentist. Current dental procedures between patients are to keep all things hunky dory and sterile.  To put you last sounds like an abrasion in her mind to me, or a lack of following current dental practices. I'd feel hurt. Actuially kind of pissed.

Sorry. I have no idea about yellow tongue.

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Offline jimbalaya

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Re: Yellow tongue
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 08:09:41 PM »
I'm not sure about the yellow tongue either...but I'd sure be annoyed about her making me come in last of the day so that she could 'disinfect' everything.....

I hope that you can figure out what's going on soon...best of luck!

Offline zorro62

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Re: Yellow tongue
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 09:20:29 PM »
Your your dentist needs to be educated Valmont.

Mine shrugged when I told her my staus. She told me that she has to assume that everyone has the virus and dis-infects her tools accordingly. She worries much more about Hep C and that requires even stricter adherence to cleansing of the tools she uses.

I have had appointments with her at various times throughout the day.

Read the link below...any of these harmless causes you can relate to?
http://www.orabrush.com/blog/yellow-coated-tongue/

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Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Yellow tongue
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 10:26:26 PM »
Your dentist experience sounds awful. I hope you have more choices for dental care.

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Offline Ann

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Re: Yellow tongue
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012, 08:51:45 AM »
I refuse to go to dentists who require hiv positive patients to have the last appointment of the day so they can disinfect everything.

They should be disinfecting their equipment to the same high standards between EVERY patient, regardless of what the patient has told them about their viral status.

I refuse to go to such a dentist because I'd be too afraid their over-all lax practice would end up with ME infected with something else, like hepatitis B or hepatitis C, or even just an avoidable bacterial infection, all because they only properly disinfect their equipment when they know hiv is involved.

Dentists who insist on only being careful about their disinfection procedures when they know the patient is hiv positive should be reported and re-educated on universal precautions, or struck off and not allowed to practice if they refuse to change their ways.

Dentists like that piss me off no end. Can you tell? ;D
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Offline Valmont

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Re: Yellow tongue
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2012, 01:55:50 PM »
Zorro, thanks fot the link, yes, my tongue is similar to this on the page...  But I donīt have specially problems with bad breath...  Also, it is quite impossible for me to find this brush...  Ok, so nothing so terrible about this...


In regard to my dentist, Iīve already changed, this was supposed to be much more professional than the dentist I had before (he was treating 3 or 4 patients in differents rooms with assistants that seemed more secretaries than young dentists, I had my doubts about possible crossed contamination and the use of the material...). 

With mine (that Iīm going to see another time this afternoon, by the way...), I filled a paper where I indicated my HIV condition.  Where I live, the problem is still stigmas, but they are professional in regard with this...  The problem here is that dentists seem not to be well formed in regard to HIV and it is clear they donīt manage it well...  My doc prefers not to recommand dentists because of so many bad experiences...  Really, I donīt know where to go...
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Jun 2011: CD4: 504  VL: 176.000
Dic 2011: CD4: 714  VL: 95.000
May 2012: CD4: 395 VL: 67.000
Jun 2012: CD4: 367
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Sep 2012: VL: 138
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Yellow tongue
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 02:23:05 PM »
I know your main question was about the yellow tongue.  However, the issue with your dentist is also important.  I couldn't echo Ann's comment more.  And, the others.  I would be extremely concerned with that practice. 

I go to the University dental school practice.  In my experience, the dentists soon out of school have gotten a ton of education on patients with HIV.  All the dentists I've had have been great.  Well, one was nervous and wore the whole space suit, with full face shield just for a normal cleaning.   That's the thing with dental schools-- you don't keep the same dentist more than their time there.  But, you keep the same one through a school year.  Do you have any dental schools in your area?  You don't have to be without insurance to be a patient.  They take people with insurance as well.  And, they seem more knowledgeable about things such as yellow tongue.

Offline Basquo

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Re: Yellow tongue
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 08:44:53 PM »
Zorro's link seems to be a little more concerned than the rest of the internet (like this link http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/yellow-tongue/MY01069/DSECTION=causes) but if your doctor doesn't know what to do I don't know what else I can tell you, except brush your toungue like you brush your teeth (or more) and use mouthwash, and avoid sweets after you've cleaned your mouth.

If you REALLY want to get responses, post a picture. But I think we're not supposed to pictures in this forum.

Offline Valmont

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Re: Yellow tongue
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 11:20:41 PM »
Well, I could not answer before, sorry...

I got sick last week and am under antibiotics and... My yellow tongue has desapeared!!!

About my dentist, when I went there I realized then gave me the last meeting because they wanted time to desinfect everything before I arrived.  I asked the dentist why she did not manage me as any other person and she told me she was scared about infecting me and rather taking extra precaucions...  Mmmm definitively HIV made me more paranoiac...
Apr 2011: Diagnotized
Jun 2011: CD4: 504  VL: 176.000
Dic 2011: CD4: 714  VL: 95.000
May 2012: CD4: 395 VL: 67.000
Jun 2012: CD4: 367
Agu 2012: Starting Emtricitabine 200 mg / Tenofovir 300 mg and Efavirenz 600 mg (2 pills) different brands or VIRADAY/ATRIPLA/Mylan....
Sep 2012: VL: 138
Dic 2012: CD4: 708 VL: <34  %CD4: 32%
Jan 2013: CD4: 707 VL: <20
May 2013: CD4: 945 VL: <34 %CD4: 33%
Agu 2013: CD4: 636 VL: <34 %CD4: 50%
Dic 2013: Latent TB, started Isoniazid

 


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