A year-old woman's tongue took on a black, "hairy" appearance after the woman was treated with antibiotics for an infection following a car accident. These bumps, called filiform papillae, unlike other kinds of papillae on the tongue, do not contain taste buds, according to the.
A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine describes a particularly severe case of black hairy tongue (pictured). Image: Yasir Hamad.
A woman treated with antibiotics following a car crash developed an unusual side effect: black hairy tongue. (Warning: Graphic image below.).
A woman developed a case of "hairy black tongue" when she took antibiotics for an infection, according to a new report published in the New.