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Dr. Mark Loury Dr. Loury
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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My tongue has spot that make it look like a strawberry can stress cause this?

My tongue has spot that make it look like a strawberry can stress cause this?

Possible geogrtongue: Median rhomboid glossitis is a rectangular area in the midcentral tongue where some taste buds are missing congenitally. Geographic tongue occurs with migratory red spots on the top surface of the tongue. Both are benign conditions.

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Dr. Rashid Khan Dr. Khan
Internal Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Karachi, Dow Medical College
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I have a strawberry look like tongue with sore throat (pharyngitis) but I only had low fever during night, what is this disease? What cause it?

I have a strawberry look like tongue with sore throat (pharyngitis) but I only had low fever during night, what is this disease? What cause it?

See a physician: You are probably suffering from pharyngitis. You should consult a physician to get tested for strep throat. Sometimes it can be from infectious mono also called the kissing disease. Your physician can prescribe you antibiotics if it is diagnosed as strep or bacterial pharyngitis.

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Is strawberry tongue contagious?

Is strawberry tongue contagious?

Strawberry Tongue: That is a good question. It depends on the cause. I mostly see the classic strawberry tongue in children with strep throat. So in that case, I would say very much so! Otherwise I would say no.

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD Dr. HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
Howard University College of Dentistry
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What's strawberry tongue disease?

What's strawberry tongue disease?

Not a disease: It is not a disease but rather a symptom of something else going on. It is commonly seen in scarlet fever, vitamin deficiencies, kawasaki syndrome and toxic shock syndrome.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What's a strawberry tongue? Enough to keep me out of school?

What's a strawberry tongue? Enough to keep me out of school?

Strawberry tongue: Appearance of bright red tongue that looks like strawberry skin. Most common cause is scarlet fever (caused by toxins from bacterium streptococcus pyogenes). It should no longer be infectious after taking antibiotics for 24 hours.

Dr. Justin Greiwe Dr. Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Why do my tongue itch when I eat strawberries?

Why do my tongue itch when I eat strawberries?

Histamine Release: Many foods that contain histamine or cause the body to release histamine when ingested. This reaction is a food intolerance, and are different from food allergy in that the immune system is not involved in the reaction. Strawberry is a common histamine releasing food. You could also be suffering from Oral Allergy Syndrome which is common in people with seasonal allergies. Talk to Allergist.

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett Dr. Poinsett
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Is strawberry tongue in toddler always indication of something serious?

Is strawberry tongue in toddler always indication of something serious?

Strawberry tongue: A strawberry tongue can be seen in strep throat and Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki disease is rare and also has fever, cracked lips, red eyes, peeling skin of hands and feet as accompanying symptoms. Strawberry tongue without other symptoms is within normal limits.

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Dr. Claudwardyne Thevenin Dr. Thevenin
Emergency Medicine
10 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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In a 3 yrs old Strawberry tongue like signs only on the tongue. No redness and no other signs. Can it just be normal and nothing to worry about?

In a 3 yrs old Strawberry tongue like signs only on the tongue. No redness and no other signs. Can it just be normal and nothing to worry about?

Monitor: Strawberry tongue two things I'm thinking about Kawasaki or scarlet fever. So you need high fevers for a 4 to 5 days, peeling on the lips comma or desquamating rash to be Kawasaki. For scarlet fever you should be looking for Sandy paper like rash. Go to your doctor for further evaluation because either disease have different course of management.

Dr. James Courey Dr. Courey
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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My neck was swollen know it's going away but my tongue has spots like a strawberry should I be concern?

My neck was swollen know it's going away but my tongue has spots like a strawberry should I be concern?

See your physician: Spots like you are describing on the tongue can be caused by several different things--infection, disease, allergy, and others. This is certainly a time to see your physician for a full examination and please call attention to areas of concern like your swollen neck and the spots on your tongue. While you report the swelling of your neck is getting better, please take my advice--see your doctor.

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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I have a red mark that looks like a strawberry mark on my tongue. I had it for 3 weeks now. I want to know if is it something bad?

I have a red mark that looks like a strawberry mark on my tongue. I had it for 3 weeks now. I want to know if is it something bad?

Needs to be seen: We cannot diagnose this over the internet, sight unseen. It might well be something of little or no concern, or it might be something that require further investigation or further treatment. See your own dentist or an Oral Surgeon for a proper and definitive diagnosis.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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My baby 1.5 years has symptoms similar to measles he has been vaccinated though...Suddenly he got 102 fever and his tongue has become strawberry red?

My baby 1.5 years has symptoms similar to measles he has been vaccinated though...Suddenly he got 102 fever and his tongue has become strawberry red?

Fever and Babies: This is not measles. But, it is life threatening and an emergency. And child under 2 years of age with a fever should be seen urgently by their physician.

Dr. Brad Goldenberg Dr. Goldenberg
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I noticed for 2-3 weeks or so my kids 3 & 4 years old have typical strawberry tongue type spots without redness or high fever. Is it OK?

I noticed for 2-3 weeks or so my kids 3 & 4 years old have typical strawberry tongue type spots without redness or high fever. Is it OK?

Strawberry tongue: Sounds a bit unusual, but if this is an isolated symptom, I think that's ok, just be on the lookout for fever, peeling skin, intense redness of skin, swollen neck and lymph node areas, and other symptoms associated with Strep phayngitis and Kawasacki disease

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Dr. Luis Matos Dr. Matos
Integrative Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Does this mean my strawberry allergy is gone if my lips/tongue are fine after eating some?

Does this mean my strawberry allergy is gone if my lips/tongue are fine after eating some?

Cooked or raw differ: Strawberries and other berries have components that will cause your cells (mast cells) to release histamine. This will give you the symptoms of allergy without you really having a strawberry allergy. People who have this type of reaction, can eat cooked strawberries, strawberry jelly or jam without any problem.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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About a child having a strawberry tongue while having strep throat. What does it look like?

Like a strawberry: Yes, strep infection can produce a red tongue with slightly elevated lighter colored bumps looking like a strawberry.

Dr. Charles Lockhart Dr. Lockhart
Dentistry
5 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Adult kawasaki disease: is the strawberry tongue, rash, and/ or red eyes always present with the illness?

Kawasaki Disease: Kawasaki disease, or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, occurs predominantly in children and rarely in adults. Symptoms include acute vasculitis, mucosal inflammation, rash, cervical adenopathy, hand and foot swelling, and late fingertip desquamation. In the most severe cases, aneurysms develop in one or more coronary arteries.

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Dr. Luis Taylor Dr. Taylor
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
35 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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I just recently developed a strawberry allergy which is severe (tongue and throat swelling). Are there any other foods I should avoid?

I just recently developed a strawberry allergy which is severe (tongue and throat swelling). Are there any other foods I should avoid?

There are: Food allergy tests your doctor can perform. Ask your doctor about the RAST Food allergy panel or Immunocap test. It requires a blood draw and can specify what food you're allergic to. Stay healthy.

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can a child have a strep rash even if she doesn't have a strep throat, no fever, no strawberry tongue but she has swollen eyes and face?

Can a child have a strep rash even if she doesn't have a strep throat, no fever, no strawberry tongue but she has swollen eyes and face?

No, but: You cannot have scarletina (strep rash) without having a strep infection somewhere. It could be throat, ear, skin, joint, blood...- does not have to be strep throat. Many rashes mimic strep rash, though, so need to make sure provider is 100% confident it is a strep rash and not some other dermatitis or viral exanthema causing or closely mimicking the strep rash.

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Daughter 8years old fever 4days now week sore throat strawberry tongue and new recent kind of light brownish small pimpls under eyes n nose wats rong?

Daughter 8years old fever 4days now week sore throat strawberry tongue and new recent kind of light brownish small pimpls under eyes n nose wats rong?

Needs to be checked: Your daughter has fever, strawberry tongue and rash under eyes and on nose The commonest cause of fever associated with strawberry tongue is streptococcal tonsillitis.It can also cause rash all over body& red cheeks in children and it Scarlet Fever.But your daughter does not have rash of scarlet fever. Needs to be examined and a quick strep test or throat culture is needed She may need antibiotics

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