Why does my tongue feel like sandpaper?

Why don't you say Aaahhh ... What the tongue reveals

The tongue knows everything about our health: it is connected to the brain and organs via four large nerve tracts, and it uses shape and color to show us when something is wrong. The best time to control yourself is sober, right after you get up. Simply stick your tongue loosely out in the mirror. Has anything changed there? If you are unsure, you should go to the doctor.

Whitish coating

Everyone has a coated tongue. This coating is created during the day from dead cells, microorganisms and the mini-remains of what we have eaten. But sometimes this coating can also indicate what is known as thrush, a fungal disease in the mouth. A whitish, solid coating on the surface of the tongue can be due to an increased production of horny cells in the mucous membrane - an indication of a precancerous stage.

Yellowish coating

If the coating on the tongue is yellow, this may be a sign of liver, intestinal or gall bladder disease.

Puffy and thick

If the tongue is thick as a pillow in the mouth and expands so far that the teeth are dented at the edge, then the thyroid gland usually produces too few hormones.

Map tongue

The benign phenomenon is so named because smooth pink spots are unevenly distributed like small islands across the tongue. This indicates hormonal disorders, the cause of which the doctors have not yet been able to discover.

Tortuous veins

The blood vessels on the underside protrude strongly and meander: This could indicate a weak heart because the blood builds up in the venous system of the body.

Raspberry tongue

The tongue looks like a thick raspberry, red dots are visible on the tongue, and it feels like sandpaper. This is the first symptom of scarlet fever.