The Tongue Feels Sore And Is Accompanied By Red Spots All Over The Tongue?
Night .. I want to ask this my son is 10 years old from yesterday his tongue hurt and there are red spots all over his tongue .. I took it to the doctor he said after eating hot .. But if made to eat it doesn’t hurt .. why not?
Hello, good afternoon Mrs. Nika ..
Complaints of appearing red spots on the tongue can be caused by the following conditions:
consume spicy or hot foods
Scarlet fever, which is a disease often experienced by children due to infection with the Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. These bacteria release toxins that cause a red rash on the skin. Symptoms of this disease include a red rash all over the body, fever, reddish tongue accompanied by small rashes (called strawberry tongue), sore throat, difficulty swallowing, headache, and nausea or vomiting. The main treatment for this disease is antibiotics
food or drug allergies
lack of vitamin B12
Kawasaki disease is a rare disease that involves inflammation of the walls of blood vessels throughout the body. The cause is not known with certainty, but it is thought to be due to infection, heredity, etc. Symptoms of this disease include the appearance of a red rash that spreads throughout the body, red eyes, red throat, reddish tongue, dry and cracked lips, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
To ascertain what disease your child is experiencing, direct examination and observation is necessary. If you only experience red spots on the tongue (not accompanied by a red rash on other parts of the body, or other symptoms), then you should not worry too much because most likely the cause is something that is limited locally to the tongue (such as irritation). due to hot food / drink, canker sores, etc.), not something systemic / whole body (such as bacterial infections, allergies, and vitamin deficiencies). If the complaint doesn't get better or even gets worse, we suggest that you check your child back to the doctor for further tests, ma'am ..
Meanwhile, what you can do at home include:
Give the child enough water, don't give water that is too hot or too cold
avoid giving hot and spicy foods
tell the child to brush their teeth as usual, at least twice a day (morning after breakfast and at night before bed)
tell the child to gargle with an alcohol-free, antiseptic mouthwash
give children nutritious food (vegetables and fruits)
Hope it helps ma'am ..