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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 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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hi. I have white spots on my tongue . Last few days other hearts to swallow . What can it be?

Hi. I have white spots on my tongue . Last few days other hearts to swallow . What can it be?

Few possibilities: Depending on the nature of the white spots (size, location, flat/raised, quantity), it is likely either a fungal infection such as candida (commonly), or possibly apthous ulcers. A dentist or physician should be able to identify the cause and provide appropriate treatment. If it is a fungal infection you would need medication. If ulcers, it is self limiting but medication will help alleviate pain. ...Read more

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