Posted by: anna | 2008/12/14


dirty tongue

hi, my lol of 18months' s tongue is dirty with white stuff that i struggle to take off with a tooth brush since she wont open wide everytime i try to, when brushing teeth all that she does is swallow everything including the know how difficult they can be !
is there anything that i can use (drops, cream,etc)to clean her tongue?

Expert's Reply



It seems as if your toddler has developed thrush on her tongue. Has she had an antibiotic lately? If not it is unusual for a child of this age to suddenly develop thrush.Use Nystatin oral solution 1ml 4 times a day for 5 days.If she is still drinking from a bottle make sure the teats are kept very clean and sterile until her mouth is better.If the problem persists it is important to have your little girl's immunity checked.

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