Q. There are red patches on the tongue. Why?

Answered by Dr. Amit Modi and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Image: There are red patches on the tongue.  Why?

Hello doctor,

I have my niece with red islands or patches on the tongue surface. Her age is 23 months. This is there for the past one year.

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Dr. Amit Modi
Child Health, Paediatrics


Welcome to icliniq.com.

These patches are related to vitamin B deficiency and gastric discomfort. Sometimes, they also have superadded infection of bacterial or fungal origin. I would advise you to start a Multivitamin syrup, deworm the child and apply Candid mouth paint for 4 to 5 days.

Treatment plan:

Syrup A to Z 5 ml once daily for 30 days, syrup Zentel 10 ml single Stat dose, Enterogermina suspension 5 ml twice daily for three days. Candid mouth paint local application for 4 to 5 days.


Thank you doctor,

Any prevention for dishes and sweets or what has to be done?


Dr. Amit Modi
Child Health, Paediatrics


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Avoid spicy food, cold drinks and ice cream, chocolates for some days.

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