Amber Rose

Socialite Amber Rose sparked concern on social media when she posted this photo of herself and Instagram model Lira Galore on Instagram.

Amber's alert followers noticed Amber and Lira had a white coating on their tongues. Amber's followers suspected a yeast infection might be the cause.

Many of Amber's followers suggested tongue scrapers or a trip to the doctor (considering her unhealthy sexual lifestyle)

Needless to say, Amber deleted the photo.

So what causes whitening of the tongue?

The cause can be as simple as mild dehydration or as serious as HIV/AIDS infection.

Yeast infections of the tongue are caused by an overgrowth of the Candida fungus.

Candida fungus is normally present in our mouths or in the body in safe amounts.

When Candida yeast grows out of control (overgrowth), it appears as a white, cottage cheese-like substance on the tongue, throat, anus, or vagina.

What causes Candida to grow out of control?

Healthy bacteria in our intestines keeps Candida yeast in check. Taking prescription antibiotics or getting a colonic can destroy the good bacteria in our intestines and allow the Candida to grow out of control.

Also, infections such as HIV can cause Candida to proliferate inside our mouths, intestines and vagina.

Other factors that cause Candida to grow out of control:

  • Eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar
  • HIV/AIDS or other illness
  • Weak immune system
  • Medications (antibiotics, etc)
  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Taking oral contraceptives
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Living a high-stress lifestyle
  • Not getting enough rest
  • Symptoms of Candida overgrowth include:

  • White patches in the mouth, cheeks, throat, palate (roof of your mouth), and tongue
  • Mouth or throat pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Feeling fatigued (tired all the time)
  • Mood wings, depression, anxiety
  • Itchy ears
  • Strong cravings for sweet sugary snacks and meals high in carbohydrates
  • Diagnosing Oral Candidiasis

    Your doctor will examine you and take down your medical history. Things your doctor will ask you is if you've recently engaged in high risk sexual behaviors such as oral and anal sex; if you drink or smoke and the frequency; and what medications you're taking.

    Your doctor will also give you a blood test to look for certain antibodies that increase in the presence of high Candida levels.

    Treatment

    Your doctor will prescribe anti-fungal medication, such as Diflucan or Nyastatin, to decrease the yeast to safe levels in your body.

    Yeast loves sugar, so your doctor will caution you to eliminate simple sugars from your diet, such as sugary beverages, candy and sweet snacks. Also eliminate fermenting foods such as pickles.

    Your doctor will suggest you eat more complex carbohydrates, like grains, beans, fruit, bread, pasta and potatoes.

    Over-the-counter Probiotics can help you keep the Candida in your gut in check. But beware of taking OTC Probiotics if you have been diagnosed with ulcers in your stomach or intestinal problems.

    Probiotics are made with live bacteria that can cause serious infections and other problems if they get into your bloodstream.

    If you take OTC Probiotics, and you suddenly develop a high fever, go to the ER and tell the nurse or doctor you're taking Probiotics.

    Thanks to loyal reader Israel Size for the tip.

    More Info On the Web

    Candida and Oral Thrush - Medicinenet.com

    10 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth - MindBodyGreen.com

    Yeast Infections (Men and Women) - WebMD

    The Candida Diet - TheCandidaDiet.com

    DISCLAIMER

    Any medical information published on this blog is for your general information only and is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice. You should not take any action before consulting with your personal physician or a health care provider. Sandrarose.com and its affiliates cannot be held liable for any damages incurred by following advice found on this blog.

    • harley_quinn2.0

      Many of Amber’s followers suggested tongue scrapers or a trip to the doctor (considering her unhealthy sexual lifestyle)

      .........
      ???

    • hotntot95

      damn sandra thanks for the medical minute, i guess amber needs to come up with another parade march lettin yuck mouff be free!!!

    • Canary Red™

      SanRo I haven't even read the article / saw the title , clicked it and then the pic!
      FLATLINE___________________
      ????????????

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

      Shaaade! ?????

    • Canary Red™

      Hi Fayla --- i mean ????
      ???????????

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Chile Sandra you just went in very passively .... lol

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

      Lol! Hey Canary Red ?

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

      ? ? yes she did!

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      LOL hey bew <3

    • mzwhang90210

      "Amber’s followers suspected a yeast infection might be the cause."

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

      Hey Brutafuh! ?

    • Smartypants

      Yeah. She just needs to drink more water is all

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      Hey luv...(Sofia petrello vc)Picture it...a YEAST INFECTION coated tounge!!!!and her and BLACK SINGAPORE kissing,lapping,licking and the like!!!!!

    • Tippie Toes

      Gross there is one of Amber her Mother and Chyna's mother and their tongues look a sickly beige #VOMIT that's what she get for trying to be so desperate for likes

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Dude is ugly as shyt in that gravie ..... looking like that witch on the wiz

    • Str8tUpMenace

      Hey Fay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hug*

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      Ain't she cute tho. A bit skinny for my taste, but a nice pair of tîts that make up for it?? Her stank attitude kinda levels that out tho knocking her down a notch?? all n all she's a 7 on a 1-10scale????? she'd be an 8 if she were a bit more share-ful with the many peen pics I'm sure she receives on twitter??

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      My tongue looks very similar?? It can't be yeast though, I don't eat fish????

    • mzwhang90210

      Hey my bew...give mamma sum shuga

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      Big Reddddddddd????????

    • hotntot95

      they really need to keep all they tongues on the inside, she kno its nasty, thats why she deleted that pic

    • iWasteTime

      ...

    • Angela

      DEAD@this whole entire post!! A whole forest full of shade ??????

    • SummerBaby

      Dead ???

    • mzwhang90210

      Speaking of medical minutes...does anybody know what causes some women to have those severe missing edges? Serious question.

    • LuvMyBrownSkin?

      Wow! SMH!

    • SouljaSociety

      I will gladly allow Lira Galore to put her tongue anywhere she wants on me, at any time..... including my mouth.

      I will suck her tongue for hours.....days....months........

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Wait, did that girl sharpie marker in her edges?! *DEAD*

    • harley_quinn2.0

      New Post...Judge Joe Brown

    • LuvMyBrownSkin?

      Weaves and braids so tight that their eyes look like Chinese people.

    • LuvMyBrownSkin?

      Another had a baby hair tattoo to hide her edges.

    • harley_quinn2.0

      Is that tar in the top pic?

    • Tippie Toes

      I swear you need to see the one on ybf Chyna's moms tongue is slimy #UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    • LuvMyBrownSkin?

      LOL!

    • mzwhang90210

      Ohhh..okay. Thanks.

    • mzwhang90210

      Shut
      UP
      *DEAD*

    • https://www.tracycainmedia.com Ms.Quin Marshall

      DISGUSTING

    • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

      Black Singapore??????

    • just being me

      This is such BS how do you know what her sex lifestyle is ?? Just a mean hater filled article

    • mzwhang90210

      Say it ain't so

    • 7ate9

      Are you asking out of concern for your own edges or just to be funny?! I have suffered from traction alopecia since I was 5 years old. No I wasn't wearing 5 pounds of weave. My Mom was obviously not taught to do kinky hair properly and at 5 years old I was not old enough to protest. So as a result I unfortunately have permanent baldness in the temple area. After being relaxed since the age of 5 I decided about 4 years ago to go natural and actually learn how to manage my own hair. And since then my hair has grown longer than it has ever been but as a result of the hair loss my style choices are very limited...I can't wear high buns or braided updos like many other naturals. Sadly these popular protective styles are a no go for me. So I know you may find it funny to poke fun but this is a real issue that many men and women deal with on a daily basis.

    • Cole

      They need to take Elsa's advice and "LET IT GO, LET IT GO"!!!!

    • Wildcat34

      I bet both of them have bad breath with those white tongues. So nasty!

    • lil goodie

      What tha hell....

    • Cole

      Looks like black shoe polish?????

    • PROPHETMAJOR

      The dirtiest place on your body! Yuk! I hate when people post photos of them sticking out their nasty tongues!

    • PettyEyezPrime

      Sigh...MUVA? I still wuv ya.

    • mzwhang90210

      I honestly was curious to know what causes it, since I've heard so many different things...
      *Weave glue/improper weave track removal
      *Too tight braids
      *Too tight buns
      But I'd never heard of alopecia being the cause. Interesting.
      And yes, I was asking because I've taken to wrapping the front of my hair really tight..with scarves and just letting the back hang down loose. I was wondering if that might cause me to lose my edges, even though I haven't seen any signs of it.
      That was an inspiring testimony though..good for you. Thanks for sharing!

    • mzwhang90210

      Who convinced her to do that? She needs her butt whipped. SMH

    • rodt

      chemical treatments can do it. Also braiding your hair too tight. can cause it as well.

    • mzwhang90210

      Thanks so much. I thought genetics maybe too.
      The Roses are so knowledgeable. I love it!

    • Cole

      You know just shave that peach fuzz off and try again. Smh. Wear a wig, say a prayer and ask God to heal thy edges, ROTF!!!!??????????

    • first page

      I live!

    • suganspice68

      Uh oh,Machine Gun Kelly and Rick Ross better get tested

    • mzwhang90210

      And I also see little girls with their little hair pulled sooooooo tight into rubber bands. So I'm glad that you mentioned how destructive that is. I warned my niece about doing her daughters hair like that.. (her daughter has lil bumps around her edges), but my niece won't listen.

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      (kisses and huggs)Much luv:*****

    • 7ate9

      Traction alopecia. If you see small bumbs on the scalp your hair is to tight. If you style your hair in a way where you are constantly getting these bumps you are at risk of losing those hair permanently.

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      Soul,(waves hankie)wood you be so kind as to let me strech out next by you?*drops*

    • hotntot95

      foreals?? lol

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      The lady look like PRINCE GURU from MORTAL KOMBAT movie...js

    • 88

      If you have a weak immune system and you get tested they will automatically diagnose you with HIV.

    • mzwhang90210

      ...

    • Sexy CJ

      ...................

    • mzwhang90210

      Gotcha. Thanks!

    • MzApple

      i saw the original post on ig and her followers went in on her lawd smh... ppl have no chill. I see she removed it tho because the comment section was lit

    • first page

      I don't think fun was intended. There are many females that know better but do not do better. What I mean...females will pay professionals to have them looking jacked up! You sound like you may be more aware and conscious of your own issues but 7ate9 it is, not a handful, but a lot of women who just don't care.

    • KB

      I cannot stand when I see folks with whiteness on their tongues. My immediate thoughts are poor hygiene. That mess is so disgusting makes me want to vomit at the thought of them putting that cesspool of filth on or in somebody.

    • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

      Burn it with FIRE!!!!!!

    • first page

      ...still working on stadium.

    • 7ate9

      Please share my story with her. The white bumps at the base of the hair follicle is a sure sign that the hair is under a large amount of stress. Continuing to style the hair tightly will cause the hair to not grow back. A sign of permanent damage is when the skin on the scalp starts to look shiny and smooth without the "pore" that the hair would normally grow from. Kinda like men with the shiny bald heads who also suffer alopecia (not the same as traction alopecia..but the end result is the same..baldness) I hope you can convince your niece that she is hurting her child.

    • Canary Red™

      Hey baby??????

    • missmiami305

      What about black spots on the tongue. That is so disgusting

    • Canary Red™

      NO MAMMMMMMMM

      ?????????

      Hi my??

    • 7ate9

      The men you fool around without probably eat fish though....

    • mzwhang90210

      I'm going to show her this post. Thanks again for sharing the knowledge!! :)

    • mzwhang90210

      Hey, I woke up like this. Don't hate. Bwahahaha!!!!

    • Vagirl

      not sure but last night I was watching braxton family and Tamar had a bob..I kept staring trying to figure out what happen to her edges look like she shaded it in....smh then why wear a short bob...

    • Canary Red™

      ????? no thanks!!!!

      Hey my luv. ??????

    • Canary Red™

      ????

    • Vagirl

      castor oil does wonders.....

    • ShameTheDevil

      All this information is great to know, but she probably also don't brush her tongue when she brush her teeth. Which mean her breath Stink

    • KB

      WTH!!!?

    • Rayne

      Nawl Sandra..that comes from licking that thang. On the real.

    • MookieFly

      Mhmm all that kitty eating with do that to your tongue. Please use moderation ladies. It's all fun till your breaf smell like the dining area at a Long John Silvers

    • Rayne

      I just threw up.

    • Enoughsaid2020

      Yes they probably have a lot of yeast in their system. Yogurt is good for it as well. Thanks Sandra for the medical update.

    • Love Sheila

      Eweeeee!!!!!

    • Ruby shine

      To see why Amber acts the way that she does now we must all get a glimpse back into her childhood. ?

    • Rodmilla De Ghent

      I was just rolling my eyes at this when I got up and looked at my tongue in the mirror. My shit extra pink. Damn....

    • mzwhang90210

      What's "kicking that thang?"
      #faserious

    • Canary Red™

      ?I could have sworn ya were petty? ???????
      I ?? it

      ??????

    • Canary Red™

      24 hours that's all I'm saying!!!

      I feel so bad I'm afraid to laugh cause lord knows I don't want to be a victim of that.

      But seriously they say perms...you have to perm your edges last if you doing a home perm or box perm is what we used to call it. And I heard pulling your hair in a "PONTY" not pony PONTY tail lol...?????

    • Canary Red™

      Make room for me BTP please??????????????

    • Canary Red™

      Does it...I'll make note of that if I ever fall victim to no edges. Thank u Lord!!!!

    • mzwhang90210

      LOL right. That's why I was asking what causes it...cuz I don't wanna fall a victim to it.
      But umm...I would really like to know who convinced RaQuaNutrella Zinfindelinique up there..to use that black shoe polish bottle with the sponge on the end... on her head.

    • Canary Red™

      And think we wouldnt notice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      What happens when she sweat or if it rains. We got to do better!!!!

      ??????

    • soulbrother13

      Way too easy

    • http://www.goddessisland.blogspot.com Indigo

      birthmark, melanin

    • Lolalao

      Wow!!!!

    • http://www.goddessisland.blogspot.com Indigo

      #Ode to Natural Hair by me :)

      Think I luv my hair, cuz its the Golden Number
      Think I luv my hair, cuz its the Golden Ratio
      Think I luv my hair, becuz I make them wonder...
      Think I luv my hair, Spiral, Spiral

    • 1/8

      Very informative! I posted similar info on a gay message board and the readers nearly crucified me. They accused me of shaming the members with HIV/AIDS.

    • Monday

      Thank you Sandra for the post

      I do have Candida... still battling the sugar and trying to drink only water...

      I'm a coffee addict though, it is hard.

      If Amber removed the pictures, her reason rumor must be true.

    • Tammy GILBERT

      she must realize that she worldly known now.which i am sure she wanted this well is the side effects love

    • Tammy GILBERT

      calm down raise your sweet son cut all the bull crap out geeez

    • ouzad D

      the shade, the shade of it all

    • Fendi

      The meat market is the problem, not the fish fry, unless the fish have been keeping time with the sausage. Men are the carriers of such filth. The vagina is a self cleaning mechanism. When will they learn?!.

    • Fendi

      Kiwi!

    • Fendi

      The front of Tamar's hair was light both in color and volume. It was so thin, I could see her frontal lobe. She was in the studio and her edges were singing "The Gel Is Mine" and playing tug of war while recording. "...not yours! But mine!" I believe she asked her stylist to camouflage the front of her hair and he said...

    • Fendi

      You realize Rick "FF cup" Ross has been sticking his tongue all down her throat. You might as well just get locked up at the same time Rawse does. He may let you fondle 'em, motorboat and get a taste of Lira all in one session.

    • Fendi

      She advertises her lifestyle on social media, in between teaching her son words that aren't actual dictionary words. No one is jealous of Manber. She looks like a cross between a roll-on deodorant and a tampon applicator.

    • http://batman-news.com Mickey Knoxx

      What about the thick buildup on Lira's tongue? If you smoke this is common... cigarettes, cigars, and/or weed etc

    • SpiceGirl

      So NOT suprised!

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

      Mirrrrsbew! How in zee hell are ya? ??

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

      ? ? ? ignit azzz!

    • just being me

      I am sure you are fully aware that everything you see and hear on the internet isnt real .. just because something is said even by the person doesnt mean they are doing that its there image they try to show .. Look at all the rappers that claim to be rich but we all know better ..

    • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

      LOL!

    • JUDGEMENTAL

      THIS IS THE MOST INFORMATIVE POST YOUVE EVR DONE, SANDRA!

    • Fendi

      You can attempt to justify the foolywang all you will. I want no parts of any ventures between Manber and Blac Saigon.

    • Waltbaby

      You can get rid of that if you simply brush your tongue everyday.