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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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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).

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY Dr. IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Howard Gollup Dr. Gollup
Pediatrics
39 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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.

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I recently kissed a guy who is known to have alot of girlfriends and now I have gotten some small white spots on tongue. We didn't French kiss?

I recently kissed a guy who is known to have alot of girlfriends and now I have gotten some small white spots on tongue. We didn't French kiss?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them., but white spots often are normally present on the tongue. The only common std associated with kissing (herpes) just doesn't sound anything like that: it's red blistery somewhat sore on the outside at the edges of the lips and it's unlikely to first occur in teen years.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Small bumps around penis head and white spots on tongue: no painy. Wht's it? Is it dangerous? Is it aids symptoms? Had protected sex 1year before.

Small bumps around penis head and white spots on tongue: no painy. Wht's it? Is it dangerous? Is it aids symptoms? Had protected sex 1year before.

Not HIV: If you are worried about HIV infection then please get tested. But, your symptoms are in no way an indication of an HIV infection.

Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Sore throat, white spots on tongue, low-grade fevers. What would be the best remedy for this?

Sore throat, white spots on tongue, low-grade fevers. What would be the best remedy for this?

See below: Likely, simple supportive care - rest, increased fluid intake, gargling warm salt water - common sense remedies.

Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Dr. Howard Schneider Dr. Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
30 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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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.

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Dr. David Rosen Dr. Rosen
Internal Medicine - Oncology
26 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

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Dr. John Van der Werff Dr. Van der Werff
Dentistry
35 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

Painful spots tongue: Lets so 2nd opinion and I can look at them.

Dr. William Jakavick Dr. Jakavick
Dentistry - Cosmetic
33 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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.

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner Dr. Tavenner
Dentistry
46 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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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.

Dr. BEHRAM DALAL Dr. DALAL
Dentistry
27 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Could there be a disease where you can get white spots on your tongue?

Difficult to: Guess a diagnosis over the internet. Would recommend an examination by your physician or dentist. Hope this helps.

Dr. Dell Goodrick Dr. Goodrick
Dentistry
28 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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.

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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I have white spots in my tongue like perfect circles. Is this an allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

I have white spots in my tongue like perfect circles. Is this an allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Unlikely: What you describe is not typical of an allergic reaction. You should see a dentist to determine what you have and whether or not it requires treatment.

Dr. Stanley Halpern Dr. Halpern
Dentistry - Periodontics
38 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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Dr. Trung Pham Dr. Pham
Dentistry
20 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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What would cause side of tongue to be sore and have white spots?

What would cause side of tongue to be sore and have white spots?

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.

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Dr. Thomas Benda Dr. Benda
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
30 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What could cause my jaws to have white spots and tongue to have edgy spots and a feeling of burning?

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.