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Should i be worried that my toddler has white spots on tongue?

Should i be worried that my toddler has white spots on tongue?

See Pediatrician: There is no way to diagnose 'white spots' on tongue over the internet. Please take your toddler to the pediatrician for a personal exam. It may be normal or it may require treatment (if it's candidiasis/thrush or something else). ...Read more

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What are the occasional white spots on my toddlers tongue?

What are the occasional white spots on my toddlers tongue?

Many possibilities: Could be a variety of things: white mucous build-up, thrush, lichen planus, excessive dry tongue. Try to bring him in to see a pediatric 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 son has white spots on his tongue?

'my son has white spots on his tongue?

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 more

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What is it when you have white spots on your tongue?

What is it when you have white spots on your tongue?

Thrush: It may be an infection with candida(yeast). This is common in patients using inhalers for asthma. ...Read more

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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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Help! I have white spots on the back of tongue. What do I do?

Help! I have white spots on the back of tongue. What do I do?

White spots tongue: See a dentist or ENT specialist for a diagnosis and treatment if appropriate. ...Read more

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What do white spots in my tongue mean?

What do white spots in my tongue mean?

Need more info: This could be normal taste buds. It could be the tongue needs cleaning, it could be an abnormal growth. Have your dentist take a look and advise you on what they actually see. ...Read more

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