Home treatment may be all that is needed for a black or coated tongue.
Bismuth products, such as Pepto-Bismol, can turn your tongue black. The black appearance will go away after you stop taking the medicine.
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Messenger, MD
Current as ofAugust 9, 2016
Current as of: August 9, 2016
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