Red (Strawberry) Tongue, Red Spots, Sore Tongue And White Patches On Tongue

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

If you have a strep infection, your tongue may look red and swollen and you may have white patches in your mouth. Viral infections may cause the same thing. A “strawberry tongue” can also come along with a rare childhood disorder called Kawasaki disease and a similar condition that may be seen in children after an infection with COVID-19.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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