I'm a 29 male and I've been experiencing a white coating on the sides of my tongue and cheek for several years now. Can't remember how I got it. It gets stronger or weaker from time to time. In the morning, my tongue will be slightly whiter than usual. I have to brush heavily to get it to clear up. However, I can't get rid of the white curds along the sides. Seen several doctors and specialists about this and they haven't given me a definite solution to get rid of it. I've pretty much given up on how to cure this. I get HIV tests on a regular basis and always negative. Recently my doctor noted that my immunoglobulins were low but he wasn't sure why but everything else looked normal. My initial research led me to believe this is a form of oral candida or lichen planus. Since the tongue is a good indicator of overall health and the start of the digestive tract, could it indicate that I have a candida overgrowth inside my digestive system? Should I then conclude I also have leaky gut? Is this the auto-immune disease my doctor was referring to?
I'm not sure how all of this got started or even if the diagnosis is accurate. I was recently hospitalized because of my gallbladder and had to get it removed, but waited a week in the hospital because my pancreas was severely inflamed. I've had inflammation in the the wrist before, and even tonsillitis (all recently within the past 12 months). After my stay in the hospital, I developed gout and am currently being treated for it. I believe the inflammation could have been due to my heavy drinking in the past 4 years. I've recently stopped almost all drinking for the past 3 months now and an on a much better diet. However, I consume several cups of coffee a day, still ear carbs and sugar. Are all these related somehow to my oral health?
How do I get rid of this fungus on my mouth? I've read that a strict diet eliminating all sugar, carbs and mold (coffee/tea) is the only way to cure candida. This seems almost impossible and I feel like I'm doomed if there isn't an easier treatment.
I've tried the following herbal treatments for 30 days and seen some temporary improvement but none have worked so far to permanently cure it:
-Apple Cider Vinegar (1x day w/ water)
-Grapefruit seed extract mouth spray (2x a day)
-Neem oil liquid extract (2x a day)