Doctors inadvertently give their patient 'black hairy tongue'
Just in case you needed another reason to stop overusing antibiotics, enter 'black hairy tongue'.
The bizarre — and not to mention dry-heave-inducing — condition was reported in a woman admitted to hospital after being injured in a car accident.
The 55-year-old developed a wound infection and was treated with IV meropenem and oral minocycline, according to the case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
But within a week of treatment, the patient’s tongue had begun to turn black, she felt nauseated and described a