Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: gonzo | 2009/03/15

Q.

roundish thing on toddlers tongue

hi there my 2.5 year old has kind of dots forming in a circle shape on her tongue. Looks kind of like the top layer of skin on her tongue has gone.
This has never been there before
What can it be? Please help!! Must I take her to the chemist or doctor?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This sounds like a very common finding in many children. It is the pattern on the surface of her tongue and will change shape often. This is known as a geopgraphical tongue. No treatment is needed. It will usually diasppear by late childhood

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