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Question: single white spot on tongue


 acryan - Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:52 pm

15 month old boy has had a raised white tastebud on his tongue since approx. age 1 mo. in the center of the tongue. It has doubled in size since birth to be approx. 1/16 in. with a bumpy irregular texture (like the shape of a rice krispie flake or a little piece of cauliflower) rather than a smooth round single tastebud. There are no red spots around it. No other white areas or stripes like the pictures of geographic tongue. The tongue does not appear to have a strip of white or red areas either, as in geographic tongue pictures. It looks like a single circular, irregular, raised white tastebud. Do you have any insight into what this could be and should he see a specialist for this (For example: ENT or a dermatologist. And are there pediatric specialists in these specialty areas?)
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:37 am

Dear acryan,
It could be a number of things, please check with a dermatologist. A pediatrician may not be able to help you much!

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