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My baby is 7 weeks old and has white spots on her tongue?

My baby is 7 weeks old and has white spots on her tongue?

See physician: It may be a number of things... Without seeing your baby it is hard to help. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if my baby has white spots at the end of its tongue?

Should i be worried if my baby has white spots at the end of its tongue?

White on tongue: It could be milk, especially if a powdered formula is used. However if it does not scrape or wipe away with a wet cloth. Then it could be thrush, a yeast infection in the mouth. Look at her gums too and inner cheeks it can spread. The doctor will give you some yummy drops for her mouth to kill the fungus. ...Read more

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How can it be that my 6 month old baby has white spots on his tongue?

How can it be that my 6 month old baby has white spots on his tongue?

Could be...: There are a few things it could be. Has you baby recently has antibiotics? Thrush is a yeast growth that can appear in the mouth from antibiotics or poor nutrition and can look almost like cottage cheese. Geographic tongue is harmless patches that are white and flaky. You should have a pediatrician check your baby to diagnose the cause. ...Read more

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My baby is 21 months and has a couple of little white spots on the end of his tongue. Are they ulcers or sores of some kind?

My baby is 21 months and has a couple of little white spots on the end of his tongue.  Are they ulcers or sores of some kind?

Couple of causes: There are a couple of causes for white spots on the tongue. A common one at that age would be bite marks from his incisors. At 21 months, he is old to have thrush, unless he was recently on an antibiotic. Some viral infections may cause similar lesions. If they act like they bother him, are worsening, or have been there for a long time, i would suggest seeing his pediatrician. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My 2 year old child has several tiny white spots on the tongue and all over the throat. What are they?

My 2 year old child has several tiny white spots on the tongue and all over the throat.  What are they?

Possible "thrush": On the surface, it sounds like thrush, a yeast infection in the mouth.Yeast lives normally on body surfaces but multiplies in warm, moist areas. It's common in infants but less common in toddlers, so i suggest seeing his/her doctor to make sure that's what it is. Recent antibiotics recently it can make it more likely; there are other less common medical reasons; if it is yeast there is treatment. ...Read more

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My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 i first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.

My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 i first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.

Viral infection: When more than two members of a family fall sick one after the other with similar symptoms, it is usually due to a common virus which runs its course in due time. ...Read more

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Sore tongue, when eating cold food tongue burns hard to talk without tongue pain. White spots sprinkled on tongue. Started about 2 days ago. Help?

Sore tongue: This needs to be investigated by a professional. Make a dentist appointment asap. Don't let this go without having a dentist see it. Tongue lesions can be a serious illness that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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