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A 32-year-old female asked:

my 2 year old (on tuesday!) son has a round black spot on his tongue. it feels raised. any ideas what it is? should i get him evaluated now?

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Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Black tongue: Could be normal in dark skinned individuals however sudden changes could be due to infections; yeast, medications including antibiotics or inadequate oral hygiene & less commonly, due to other health conditions. Try brushing the area with soft bristle tooth brush / toothpaste at least twice daily, if persistent or if other assoc. symptoms, get him evaluated. Take care.

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Last updated Jun 27, 2017

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