Woman Develops ‘black, Hairy Tongue’ After Being Treated with Antibiotics

We need to warn you, the image in this story may be disturbing. A 55-year-old woman involved in a car crash ended up with an unusual side effect after she developed an infection and was treated with antibiotics.

Researchers say she developed a “black hairy tongue.” The New England Journal of Medicine shared two photos. The first one shows the woman’s blackened tongue. You can see it below.

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