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What can be used to eliminate white stuff coating a baby's tongue?

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In brief: See below

If it is only on the tongue, i would use a finger brush and gently clean it off.
If you see white spots on the gums and cheeks, your child needs medication.

In brief: See below

If it is only on the tongue, i would use a finger brush and gently clean it off.
If you see white spots on the gums and cheeks, your child needs medication.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

The spike like tongue skin can trap milk solids on the tongue surface, making removal a worthless endeavor.Brushing or scraping can help but it will return.
If it is thrush. a common problem for babies is caused by a yeast and requires medication.

In brief: Depends

The spike like tongue skin can trap milk solids on the tongue surface, making removal a worthless endeavor.Brushing or scraping can help but it will return.
If it is thrush. a common problem for babies is caused by a yeast and requires medication.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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