Skip to comments.Dubai Doctor Cures Man of ‘Hairy Tongue’
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; its 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.
I know how one gets hairy palms, but how (physically) does one get a hairy toungue?
Gargle with nair ?
Licking themselves clean?
I call bs.
That is truly disgusting.
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?
One has to be a cunning linguist to get hairy tongue.
That right there is funny; I don’t care who you are!
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.
You don’t wanna know..................
Scurrying off to brush my teeth for good measure.
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.
Why would you think this article was actually true?
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.
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.
I thought this was going to be about a surgical separation of Harry Reid and Barack Obama.
A copper tongue scraper is the cheapest 'cure'................
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