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Red patches over tongue after cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good Morning
User :   hi doctor.
Doctor :   Pl go ahead
User :   two months back i had severe cough ,at that time near the throat some red patches came on the tounge. It is still there not gone.
User :   what should i do.
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor or taken any medicines for the cough and patch?
User :   some normal medicine i taken and i took strepsils
Doctor :   How many days did the cough last that time?
User :   cough gone and i thaught red patches also will diminish but it is still there.
User :   it is reduced but not gone
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   30
Doctor :   How many red patches on the tongue, IS it on the front part or the hind part of the tongue?
User :   it is near the throat..on top of the tounge
Doctor :   Do you have pain while swallowing?
Doctor :   Do you clean your tongue when you brush the teeth?
User :   not much pain till now.
Doctor :   Do you clean your tongue when you brush the teeth?
User :   yes i clean the tongue with both brush and tongue cleaner
Doctor :   Do you think the patch is raised above the normal surface of the tongue?
User :   yes
Doctor :   OK, from the description you gave I could think of only one possibility of glossitis ( inflammation of tongue)
Doctor :   which takes lot of time to reduce
Doctor :   But on physical examination we can prove the benignity nature of the patch
Doctor :   Hence I shall suggest you for that by an ENT specialist
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can place a request for an appointment for on the panel that you have
User :   ok
Doctor :   One of our Customer care team shall call you and assist you
Doctor :   with a good ENT near your area
User :   ok no probs
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   my two year old kid also has the same red patches near thethroat ..she also had cough for long time..
User :   I used to but not now
User :   yesterday only we saw it in her mouth
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is not swallowing food also properly
User :   i think she is having some pain..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Actually these are most probably a benign migratory glossitis, as it appears from the description, which is not a worrisome condtion
Doctor :   It should not last more than 2 weeks
Doctor :   and there shall be painful
Doctor :   in children
Doctor :   I suggest Tab BECOSULES , 1 tablet, twice a day for 15 days for you
Doctor :   after meal
User :   it can occur because vitamin b defficiency
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
An examination by ENT specialist is better for your kid
User :   morning and evening or after noon and evening
Doctor :   Morning and evening
User :   ok doctor thanks.
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me. Bye
User :   some times my tounge is more sensitive to spicy foods. i feel some irritation and burning sensation..when have more spicy foods..
User :   but when i avoided spicy foods there was no issues...
Doctor :   yes glossitis can cause that
User :   ok
Doctor :   Till those red patches are gone
Doctor :   it is better to restrict such foods
User :   ok doctor thanks.
User :   it was really helpfull
Doctor :   Pleasure here
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