(WHO KNEW NEWS) – A man’s tongue has turned black and appeared to grow hair-like structures after he was put on an all-liquid diet following a stroke. This condition is called ‘lingua villosa nigra’ and it is more common than people might think.
There are a number of factors that could have caused this condition, although poor oral hygiene is the main factor. Other factors include smoking, strong mouthwashes, and some antibiotics. His all-liquid diet could have contributed to his condition since solid food products scrape the dead cells from the tongue.
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The American Academy of Oral Medicine does not consider this condition uncommon. In fact, up to 13 percent of adults suffered from this condition at some point in their life.