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Cause of white spots on the tongue - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I notice two white spots on the side of my tongue today. what may be the cause of this
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   21,xxxxxx, single,260lbs, xxxxxx
User :   are you there
Doctor :   fungal infection,alcohol, smoking, oral thrush, steriod inhalers,dehydration all will cause this white spots
Doctor :   also seen some viral infection as well
User :   what can cause this
Doctor :   or trauma to tongue as well
Doctor :   viral infections causing white spots include AIDS,epstein-Barr virus
User :   whats trauma to the tounge? but i had an infection in my throat lately
Doctor :   did u take any antibiotic for that
User :   yes
User :   12 curum
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is epstein-barr virus
Doctor :   sometimes antibiotic therapy will lead to white spots on tongue
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