What is yellow tongue?

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Yellow tongue is a condition where your tongue turns yellow, usually from bacterial growth. Yellow tongue is often temporary and not harmful. Frequently, yellow tongue is an early sign of another harmless disorder called black, hairy tongue. On rare occasions, yellow tongue may indicate liver or gallbladder problems.

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