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Infant tongue discoloration



my 4 month old has had a sore throat for three days now and she now has a patch that is bluish gray on the back of her tongue. what could this be from, infection and should she be looked at by pediatrician?


Thank you for the question. Unfortunately, there is really not enough information to give any type of diagnosis. I absolutely recommend that she be evaluated by a pediatrician or a pediatric dentist who can perform a comprehensive examination. Hope this helps.

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Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati