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A 19-year-old female asked about a male:

1 month old has small white spots on tip of tongue and will sometimes cry when eating. what could this be?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Could be thrush: Thrush is extremely common in infants. It is yeast infection in the mouth which causes white spots on the tongue, inside the cheeks, and/roof of the mouth. It typically make the mouth sore and painful with eating/sucking. There is safe medicine to treat thrush. The infant should be evaluated by a doctor.
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Inflamed taste buds: It might be that your infant has irritated taste buds on the tip of tongue due to feeding either by bottle or breast. This could make your infant cry, when feeding. Are there any problems with your child feeding ? Other considerations would be thrush or an ulcer on the tip of tongue , You should consult with your pediatrician.

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Last updated Mar 17, 2017

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