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Causes Of White Spots On The Tongue
What could cause my jaws to have white spots and tongue to have edgy spots and a feeling of burning?
Thrush: I'm not sure what you mean by "jaws", but white spots in the mouth with burning sensation frequently means a yeast infection of mouth and or throat. The risk of getting them increases with treatment with antibiotics or prednisone, in diabetics and other people with decreased immunity. This is treated with Nystatin mouth rinses, Clotrimazole lozenges, or Fluconazole pills for 14 days. ...Read more
Hard to Say: Do you have a habit of biting your tongue? Did you traumatize that side of your tongue recently? How long has this been going on? It can be trauma, oral cancer, auto-immune disease (ie. Erosive lichen planus), etc... See your dentist soon for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist: A yellow tongue and white spots in the mouth caused by oral thrush, leukoplakia, oral lichen planus, canker sores, etc. Some may require further assessment, tests and your Dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can allergic rhinitis cause phlegm to irritate your throat & cause white spots on back of throat? & can phlegm discolor your tongue?
No: allergic rhinitis won't cause white spots on the back of your throat or discolor your to tongue, it can cause irritation of your throat from the post nasal drainage , if you have sore throat with the above symptoms better see your doctor, also you might be a mouth breather due to blocked nose, that can lead to discoloration of your tongue, better see your doctor to help you with the cough & insomnia ...Read more
What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat. Some white spots on throat. No fever. same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?
Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
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
Possibly candidiasis: Candidiasis, sometimes called thrush, is a fungal infection that can cause white patches on the tongue. Usually these patches can be scrapped off and leave a bleeding surface. It is easily treatable with medication. Have your child evaluated by there pediatric dentist or pediatrician. They should be able to tell you if this is candidiasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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