my 1 year old has a white tongue!

(4 Posts)
lizzie9442 Sat 22-Nov-08 20:58:22

I have recently noticed that my little girl has a completely white tongue. We started her on cows milk about 2 weeks ago and she was 1 on 4th November. I'm really worried. Does anyone know what this is?

Midge25 Sat 22-Nov-08 21:28:20

Might just be the milk, as it does leave a coating. If it's still there a long time after she last had something milky/if there are 'patches' on the inside of her cheeks that won't rub off/if her mouth seems sore, it might also be thrush...not major, GP can prescribe anti-fungal medicine.

DesperateHousewifeToo Sat 22-Nov-08 22:03:35

Sounds like thrush.

You can get ointment or drops (not sure if prescription is required).

Both my dc's had this when they were newborns and it took a while to go but have been fine since.

thean Tue 25-Nov-08 12:39:34

Oral Thrush. Really coomon esp if child has dummies.

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