What kind of tongue problem does your infant or young child suffer from?
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What are common tongue problems in infants and children?
The most common tongue problem found amongst infants and young children is oral thrush characterized by white patches on the tongue. It often occurs after a course of antibiotics is taken by the infant or breastfeeding mother. "Good bacteria" is killed off allowing for an overgrowth of yeast. Treatment involves antifungal medications for the infant and, if breastfed, the mother to avoid passing the infection back and forth.
Other common tongue problems found in children are fissured tongue, geographic tongue, traumatic injury, and aphthous ulcers (canker sores).