From this article, the reader will be able to learn about a problem such as red tongue in infants, as well as the presence of red dots on it. Possible causes of this phenomenon will be considered, as well as ways in which you can solve this problem.
The article will be useful to parents who are faced with this pathology, and can also be informative for those who are still is waiting for the birth of his baby.
All parents monitor the health of their babies. AT the case of even small changes in the appearance of a particular organ they begin to worry and seek to divert as soon as possible child to the doctor for a consultation. Such an important part of the human body, as an organ located in the mouth, is removed not enough attention.
This is due to the fact that it is almost invisible and not attracts attention. In addition, if the child does not show no complaints or just thinks about it, then parents can skip the beginning of the development of fairly serious diseases. Special this applies to infants, because they can not independently say about their problems, therefore, monitor the state of their oral cavity need especially carefully.
In medicine, it has long been clearly defined how it should look this body is in a healthy state.
In perfect condition, he (both in a child and in an adult) should be soft, have a pale pink color, it should well marked papillae can be seen.
Normally in the language there should be no plaque (the only exception is light white, observed in the morning and easily eliminated by ordinary mouthwash). The presence of such changes may indicate the emergence of a variety of pathologies, because language is the most a real calling card of our health.
So because of what the tongue in a baby can turn red? This can happen for a number of reasons that we and consider further.
On the condition of the entire oral cavity, especially the tongue, have the impact of many diseases. One of such pathologies is scarlet fever.
It is characterized by clearly expressed symptoms: first, according to its manifestations, it is very similar to a sore throat, then there are nausea and vomiting; rashes appear on the neck and shoulders. Then tongue the baby acquires a red color and a dark crimson hue. At of this pathology, redness persists for about 2 weeks.
In the process of recovery the color of the tongue gradually returns to normal. Diagnose and only a professional doctor can treat scarlet fever, self-medication in in this case it is impossible to admit categorically.
In addition to scarlet fever, the tongue in the baby can also turn red due to anemia, accompanied by a lack of vitamins B9 or B12. In this case, the language is called glossy or varnish. Cause here atrophy and smoothing of the papillae on the tongue are observed, the last becomes smooth.
To confirm the diagnosis of “anemia” will need to be done biochemical blood test, which will help identify the causes this condition. After this, the baby will be prescribed treatment, which is to eliminate the root cause of the disease.
Use drugs containing vitamins of group B and iron. In the treatment of anemia also plays an important role special diet, in which the diet should be present a large number of foods high in iron and various vitamins and minerals.
It also happens that on the tongue of the baby begin to appear small red spots. They can be either single or multiple, can cover most or less surface of the tongue. Because of what do they arise?
Quite often, such manifestations begin to arise as a result of long-term use of antibacterial drugs. Almost always spots on the tongue are an indication of the presence of pathologies in the baby’s digestive system, provoked by antibiotics. You should take the child to the hospital, where they can establish are there serious pathologies in the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. As an aid in this case, you can use special rinses of the oral cavity with sage broths or daisies.
The appearance of red spots in the tongue may indicate the presence of certain inflammatory or infectious processes. Such symptoms accompany the following pathologies:
- Stomatitis – is a lesion of the oral mucosa, has a different etiology. The red tongue is typical for the initial stages disease, then on the tongue, as well as on the inside of the lips and cheeks sores begin to form.
- Glossitis – is an inflammatory process of the tongue, developing due to damage to this part of the body or activity of harmful microorganisms. In the case of this pathology on the tongue is dry, swelling, when touched or feeding there are painful sensations. Often glossitis accompanied by the appearance of erosion and sores, which are even more exacerbate pain.
- This pathology can also lead to bacterial dermatosis.
- Herpes is a pathology caused by the herpes simplex virus. On in the initial stages, the baby develops redness in the tongue and oral mucosa, also often occurs an increase in body temperature. After a couple of days on the reddened surface of the tongue and oral mucosa single or grouped rash elements are formed.
- Specks on the tongue can also be manifestations of allergic reactions.
All the above conditions should be treated by a doctor. After that, how the exact diagnosis will be established, the specialist will prescribe appropriate therapy.
It is usually necessary to treat affected areas in oral cavity with antiseptic drugs. In that case, when spots have arisen due to bacterial or viral infections, antiviral agents must be used or antibiotics. Also find out why the baby appears on tongue white plaque.
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