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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Infant tongue discoloration

06/12/2009

Question:

my 4 month old has had a sore throat for three days now and she now has a patch that is bluish gray on the back of her tongue. what could this be from, infection and should she be looked at by pediatrician?

Answer:

Thank you for the question. Unfortunately, there is really not enough information to give any type of diagnosis. I absolutely recommend that she be evaluated by a pediatrician or a pediatric dentist who can perform a comprehensive examination. Hope this helps.

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Response by:

Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University