Does Anyone Know Why My Tongue Is Turning Black After Just Starting Nystatin

Updated on November 21, 2016
M.G. asks from Bedminster, NJ
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Had teeth removed on antibiotics still got infection from dentist four months now dealing with mouth issues unable to eat now put on Nystatin dr said it might take several months to heal now after only three doses of Nystatin my tongue is feeling a little better but a new problem has occurred Mt tongue is turning black I'm worried

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answers from Beaumont on

Not trying to scare you but I would be FREAKING out. Is this a dentist you've had for a long time or is this someone new to you? Depending on the level of trust I had in him, I'd either go back for "plan B" or go to another dentist recommended by someone who had that new dentist for a LONG time. Things like that can get scary very fast, please go see someone immediately.

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answers from Norfolk on

Your doctor is your best source of information.
It sounds like the antibiotic has thrown off the balance of bacteria and yeast in your mouth and you've developed Black Hairy tongue.

It shouldn't be too difficult to clear up but since you've got other issues going on in your mouth you want to make sure you don't make one worse when trying to clear up another.
Have your doctor take a look and see what he recommends to do about it.

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answers from Springfield on

Nystatin is used to treat fungal infections, not bacterial. If you had a bacterial infection and took antibiotics, it's very likely the natural bacteria in your body died out, too, and you developed a fungal (yeast) infection. That's what they Nystatin is treating.

You need to go back to your doctor and find out what's really going on and what to do about it. Four months is entirely too suffer from any type of infection.

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answers from St. Louis on

You have had a yeast infection in your mouth for four months?

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answers from Portland on

I've swished nystatin when I had thrush, which is a yeast over growth. My tongue did not turn black. Taken it in pill form. No black tongue. Call your doctor
Nystatin is not an antbiotic.

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answers from New York on

Go see your general doctor. Before you go, write a timeline of what has been going on the past 4 months including all procedures and medications. Give that to her as soon as you get there. She will help you fight any infection - make sure she contacts the dentist directly to ask what has been going on.

Feel better!

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answers from Boston on

Been there. Go back to the doctor for an examination and probably a different antibiotic. All my best.

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answers from Oklahoma City on

When your teeth are infected it's hard to know if the infection is going to go. Ideally they'd have put you on antibiotics before removing the teeth or drilled in them and let the infection drain out.

Nasty but tooth infections are very serious. We lost a little 9 year old boy in a nearby town when a tooth got abscessed and the infection went to his brain. He died in a few hours.

I would say you need a good antibiotic that works on mouth infections. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone taking Nystatin for tooth stuff. My dentist has given me antibiotics that work very well on it and I've never taken Nystatin.

Please ask your pharmacist to help you find a better antibiotic. If you have allergies they might have put you on the Nystatin instead of a better one.

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answers from Washington DC on

welcome to mamapedia.

If you can find mamapedia - you could have found this:

you need to contact your doctor and let them know about your side effect of Nystatin.

You need to find another dentist. There is NOW way a tooth removal should take 4 months to heal.

if you are worried? Why haven't you contacted your doctor instead of coming to a website of strangers? Why haven't you gone to an URGENT CARE??



answers from Rochester on

Talk to your doc or a pharmacist. It's very likely a side effect of the med. I can't remember what med I was taking a couple of years ago, but one of the side effects was "black hairy tongue." I had never heard of it before, but my husband who is a pharmacist said it is a side effect of some drugs. Could also be thrush. My dad had a horrible case of thrust after a surgery he had. His tongue also turned black/dark blue from a med.

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