Is It Dangerous If The Tongue Is Feathered On A 9 Month Old Baby?
Good night, I want to ask the age of my child 9 months with a rounded tongue in the middle of the tongue, but there is no sign of anything, feeding is still normal, is it dangerous and what causes the tongue to glow?
Hello Mrs. Ema Septiani, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com. The existence of island-like shapes on the baby's tongue is generally called an oral trush caused by a fungal infection that grows in the area or candidiasis. The fungus can appear due to several things, such as:
still weak immune system in infants
baby's oral hygiene is not maintained properly
administration of certain drugs in infants
Although for now it does not interfere with their breastfeeding and can still disappear by itself, but if not treated or handled properly it will cause the baby to be fussy and lazy to suckle. To address this, keep your baby's tongue clean by keeping all objects that enter the mouth such as pacifiers and milk bottles or also clean the nipples with warm water before feeding your baby. And immediately take your baby to the pediatrician to get a topical medication to eliminate the infection that occurs. Thus our explanation, hopefully our explanation helps you. Thanks.