A member asked:
my three year old son has 4 or five white small spots on his tounge complaining of sore ness and stomach pains, not sure what to do, he is very restle?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Karen Kim answered
27 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doctor: He could have hand-foot- and mouth, a viral illness that does go away on its own, but causes painful ulcers in the mouth and throat, and sometimes a rash. However, strep throat can cause the tongue to look white (strawberry tongue- white with dots on it), and strep throat can cause stomach pain. You don't always have a sore throat. Strep throat can be serious, and requires medicine from a doctor.
Answered on Dec 10, 2016
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