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Dubai Doctor Cures Man of ‘Hairy Tongue’
Gulf News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Sheva Pathak

Posted on 06/11/2014 1:40:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway

American developed hairy tongue 10 years ago and tried several treatments but could not be cured

An American who suffered for 10 years from a ‘hairy tongue’ has finally found a cure for his condition in Dubai.

Clay Irwin visited several doctors in several countries, including his home country, to treat his embarrassing condition which impacted his social life as he suffered from constant bad breath due to food and saliva getting stuck in the hair on his tongue.

“I developed a rare medical condition some time back. I went to several places in the US, but none could help. I came upon Dr Maen while browsing online and the treatment has changed my life,” said Irwin in a video testimonial from the US.

“He suffered for over 10 years; it’s not a very common condition and he tried various treatments but could not be cured all these years,” said Dr Maen Al Khateeb, director dentistry and maxillo-facial surgeon, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, who treated Irwin.

“Our main concern was we did not want to affect his taste buds and at the same time, remove the hair.

“Using a combination of regular surgery and laser, we were able to cure him. He is perfectly normal now.”

Hairy tongue is caused by excessive bacterial or yeast growth in the mouth that could develop due to several reasons, including a reaction to antibiotics or several other medical conditions.

“Good oral hygiene is usually considered to be the best way to treat hairy tongue, but in this case the patient was not getting results,” said Dr Khateeb.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dubai; medicine; tongue
See, Arabs are more advanced than U.S. scientists.
1 posted on 06/11/2014 1:40:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I know how one gets hairy palms, but how (physically) does one get a hairy toungue?


2 posted on 06/11/2014 1:42:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Gargle with nair ?


3 posted on 06/11/2014 1:44:48 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: nickcarraway

No No


4 posted on 06/11/2014 1:46:10 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/black-hairy-tongue


5 posted on 06/11/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.google.com/search?q=black+hairy+tongue&client=ms-android-hms-tmobile-us&channel=wow2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=McGYU-7cHbK_sQSJr4GYCQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ


6 posted on 06/11/2014 1:50:52 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Licking themselves clean?


7 posted on 06/11/2014 1:54:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: nickcarraway

I call bs.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 1:56:41 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: ViLaLuz

That is truly disgusting.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 1:56:59 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Responsibility2nd

Use your”Imagination”??


10 posted on 06/11/2014 1:58:01 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: thackney
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/black-hairy-tongue

From your link:

"Black hairy tongue is more common in men, people who use intravenous drugs, and those who are HIV-positive."

So, what really went on over there?

11 posted on 06/11/2014 1:58:50 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Responsibility2nd

One has to be a cunning linguist to get hairy tongue.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 2:10:34 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

That right there is funny; I don’t care who you are!


13 posted on 06/11/2014 2:12:39 PM PDT by Glennb51
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To: Sgt_Schultze
No, no, not that too!


14 posted on 06/11/2014 2:18:57 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Responsibility2nd

I had it once from a too-clean mouth.

Essentially, I had to back off on the mouthwash and eat some yogurt to let enough healthy bacteria grow in there.

Then the good bacteria crowd out the bad bacteria.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 2:30:43 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You don’t wanna know..................


16 posted on 06/11/2014 2:35:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

17 posted on 06/11/2014 2:36:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

Ewwwwww!


18 posted on 06/11/2014 3:09:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Red Badger

Scurrying off to brush my teeth for good measure.

Twice.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 3:11:35 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: nickcarraway

I guess I’m prejudiced, thinking we have the best doctors here in America, but I’m really surprised he could not get treated over here. Maybe no policy would cover it. Ten long embarrassing years of talking, laughing, eating, yawning with your hand over your mouth? I cannot imagine.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 4:38:13 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Why would you think this article was actually true?


21 posted on 06/11/2014 4:47:08 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

These days, there are reality shows full of features on diseases, disorders, deformities and obsessive compulsions I have never heard of, so it wasn’t too difficult to accept this possibility.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 5:42:22 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

OF course the hairy tongue is true. I am referring to the premise of the article that only the medicos of Dubai could cure it.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 5:49:29 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought this was going to be about a surgical separation of Harry Reid and Barack Obama.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 5:54:09 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: MarineBrat; Blood of Tyrants

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=tongue+cleaner+copper&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=12171942595&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=690941963086491831&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_drerojywn_b


25 posted on 06/12/2014 6:08:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Chickensoup
Hairy Tongue is a real disease.................

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/black-hairy-tongue

A copper tongue scraper is the cheapest 'cure'................


26 posted on 06/12/2014 6:10:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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