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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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Infant black tongue. Tried nystatin, then swabbed for culture and tried fluconazole, no yeast on culture. Dr said iron stain? Doesn't get supplement.

Infant black tongue. Tried nystatin, then swabbed for culture and tried fluconazole, no yeast on culture. Dr said iron stain? Doesn't get supplement.

Prob okay, but...: hairy black tongue can occur in infants because of infection or failure of the tongue papillae (bumps) to properly shed their cells like it should. it is important to distinguish if the black could be melanin, since that might indicated a skin disorder. black 'spots' can also be a sign of a genetic condition, so it is important to have this evaluated further, likely with biopsy. ...Read more

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What are those tiny white bumps on the tip of my tongue? Can i spread it to my infant?

What are those tiny white bumps on the tip of my tongue? Can i spread it to my infant?

Lie bumps: Commonly referred to as a lie bump, they are an inflammation of the small tastebuds on the tip of the t the tongue. It is relatively unknown why they occur. They are not contagious. ...Read more

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I've just noticed some patches of sore spots on my 1 year old babies tongue, what could it be and should I be worried?

I've just noticed some patches of sore spots on my 1 year old babies tongue, what could it be and should I be worried?

Spots: Please see your pediatric dentist or pediatrician. Without a description of the spots (color size) it is hard to say. The most common in children is thrush and is easily treated. Be sure all the toys are clean especially toys that enter the mouth and again please see your health care professional. ...Read more

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Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne. ...Read more

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3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple.Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine. ?

Need PCP evaluation: not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally. ...Read more

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I've had little black dots on my tongue for years. How would i be able to remove them.

I've had little black dots on my tongue for years. How would i be able to remove them.

Get examined: I personally think that just stating that you have a black spot in your tongue is going to help in the diagnosis of the situation and giving you the right help .. Please get examined by your dr or a dentist who has the knowledge of mouth lesions .. It could be furry tongue or something else .. ...Read more

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I have got lots of small/tiny black dots covering my tongue over the years. My tongue is becoming black, what does this mean?

I have got lots of small/tiny black dots covering my tongue over the years. My tongue is becoming black, what does this mean?

Black hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue sounds and looks scary, but it is nothing to worry about. It is caused by too much bacteria or yeast growth in the mouth. It usually happens when you are taking antibiotics. To get rid of it faster just brush your tongue, but not to hard. ...Read more