Hairy tongue in photos, etiology, clinical features

Symptoms and syndromes in photos

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Predisposing factors to hairy tongue:

  • poor oral hygiene
  • oxidizing mouthwashes
  • antibiotics
  • excessive smoking
  • radiation therapy
  • emotional stress
  • bacterial and Candida species infections


accumulation of keratin on the filiform papillae of the tongue

Hairy tongue

Photo 1. Hairy tongue.

The view of hairy tongue

Photo 2. The view of hairy tongue — asymptomatic elongation of the filiformpapillae of the dorsum of the tongue.

Hairy tongue — the color may range from whitish to brown or black

Photo 3. Hairy tongue — the color may range from whitish to brown or black.

» Cheilitis
» Cobblestone appearance of oral mucosa
» White lesions of the oral mucosa
» Gingival hyperplasia
» Gingivitis
» Leukoplakia
» Lip lesions, pigmented
» Lips, swollen
» Oral mucosa, blue pigmentation
» Oral mucosa, cysts
» Oral mucosa, hyperpigmentation
» Oral mucosa, papules and nodules
» Oral mucosa, ulceration
» Teeth, abnormalities
» Tongue, englarged (macroglossia)
» Tongue, hyperpigmentation
» Tongue, multilobulated
» Tongue nodule
» Tongue, red
» Tongue, scrotal
» Tongue, ulcers
» Oral candidiasis
» Hairy tongue
» Geographic tongue

Nikolay Kushpela 2017