iCliniq logo

Ask a Doctor Online Now

HomeAnswersPediatricstongueWhy is my child's tongue white though he cleans it twice daily?

Is my child's white tongue not allowing him to eat properly?


The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At February 20, 2022
Reviewed AtJanuary 30, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My child is three years and six months old and he is diagnosed with adenoid enlargement.

His tongue is always white when he gets up in the morning. I make him brush and clean his tongue twice daily.

Is there any cure for his problem as he does not eat properly? Can this white tongue be the reason?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand the situation you are facing with your child.

It seems like your child is having a fungal infection. Application of antifungal medicine can help in curing it.

Maintenance of proper oral hygiene is of utmost importance.

Hope this will help you and your child recover quickly.


Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Is it a serious problem? What can be the reason behind it?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Do not get worried.

It is one of the most common problems encountered in children.

As long as your child is active and does not have any other issues, it is just like any other common fungal infection.

If it persists, then we need to think of any underlying serious issue.

Hope this helps.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham
Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham


Community Banner Mobile
By subscribing, I agree to iCliniq's Terms & Privacy Policy.

Read answers about:

enlarged adenoidstongue

Ask your health query to a doctor online


*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy