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Weird patches on DS's tongue

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FattipuffsandThinnifers Wed 16-Jul-08 20:20:41

I noticed this morning that my DS, 14 months, has a few rather raw-looking, whitish patches on his tongue. Not sure if they're hurting him - he has been putting his hands in his mouth a bit and has been slightly off his food & milk today but he's also teething so hard to tell why. He sucks his thumb too, which isn't a problem for me in itself, but today I also noticed what look like blisters on his thumb. Doctor appt made for Friday morning, but in the meantime (impatient!) wondered if anyone had any similar experience?

PillockOfTheCommunity Wed 16-Jul-08 20:22:44

The tongue thing sounds like mine, my dentist keeps telling me I have a Geographical tongue, they don't know much about it but it's thought Zinc supplements might help.

MadamAnt Wed 16-Jul-08 20:24:24

Pillock - I have (self-diagnosed) geographocal tongue too!

Fattipuff - could it be oral thrush? 14 months might be too old for that sort of thing though.

MadamAnt Wed 16-Jul-08 20:24:48


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PillockOfTheCommunity Wed 16-Jul-08 20:26:16

I was rather puzzled when she told me, says she told me years ago but I've forgotten! Asked her if I needed to worry and she said it obviously hadn't worried me so far so not to think about it too much!

aviatrix Wed 16-Jul-08 20:27:42

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FattipuffsandThinnifers Wed 16-Jul-08 21:01:41

Thanks for replies. Quick google of geographical tongue seems to rule it out - symptoms not really the same. I did think thrush perhaps but Madame Ant, yes I thought he was too old too. Will have to wait till Friday I guess!

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