Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

153 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

6 month baby on solids and breastfeed. Noticed brown coating on tongue. What should be done?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal

Pediatrician

Practicing since :1976

Answered : 1872 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2012 in Child Health
Question: 6 month old baby has a brown coating on tongue for the past 3 days. It doesn't appear to come off easily. Baby on puree solids & breastfeed.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 1 hour later
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

It has been observed that following a nose block a baby may start mouth breathing which causes dryness of the mouth and coating of the tongue as described by you. I suggest the following:
1. Ensure that your daughter does not have an cold and cough). If she has then give her a decongestant/cough syrup.
2. Just wipe the coating with a soft wet cloth and it should get cleaned. If this does not work then you can apply glycerine which shall help remove the coating after a few applications.
3. Increase the water intake with the normal diet that you are giving.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction. Please feel free to revert back in case you need any clarifications or would like to share more facts.

Wishing your daughter all the best.

Regards,

RKK
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Anti-tussive

doctor1 MD

Hello doctor XXXXX i AM JUST ENQUIRING ABOUT MY BREATHING PROBLEM, Its in the middle of the chest , it is a bit like astmea but its not. I have had a breathing problems since about this time last year. What happened was i know this sounds silly but it did actually happen. A man at a swimming baths grabbed my head as i was about to sneeze , And discharged a cough down my throat . It was a chesty deep cough he did I think i breathed some of it in, before that i have never had breathing problems on this scale. Could it be that i have caught a disease or virus off him. After all they do say cough and sneezes spread diseases.

doctor1 MD

Over the past 3 weeks I have been increasingly getting sicker and sicker. A family doctor put me on Zithromax and a codeine cough syrup for my major congestion and constant coughing... Nothin helped and a week or so later I was prescribed prednisone and doxycycline . The doxycycline made me so nauseous I would throw up within a half hr of taking it so I stopped. I have been super nauseous, getting major headaches, and coughing constantly to the point that I have both major headaches and I am constantly throwing up. My chest is super sore and it is getting really hard to breath. I took a breath test a few days ago and scored 620/1000... Even after a breathing treatment. It s gotten worse since then. Now I can hardley breath at times, my muscles are sore and I feel super tired in instances where I shouldn t be (climbing stairs) and completely out off breath. Also, my heart rate has been over 100 for almost 2 days now... Fast enough that I can t sleep now. Thoughts?

doctor1 MD

I went to the doctor bc I was congested in my chest and nostrils and the doc gave me Flonase I ve been using that for about 10-12 days and I ve been taking robitussin and I ve also tried mucinex for nasal decongestant . I alson think I have anxiety bc sometimes I think about it too much and start panicking and I feel like I could just cry at anytime sometimes for nothing or just when talking about the problems I m having. Can u give me some advice?

doctor1 MD

I have had a dry cough for over a month, I originally was diagnosed with bronchitis about 6 weeks ago ago and was prescribed the z-pac. This helped and I feel better but I never have gotten rid of the cough I do not have a fever and feel generally OK. I have asthma though, should I go back and see my doctor? Do I still just have a cold?

doctor1 MD

My daughter is 6 months old and has cold and cough today. What dosage of Wikoryl syrup is appropriate for her? Is it related to her weight?

doctor1 MD

My 6 month baby has dry cough . Please suggest a remedy.

doctor1 MD

My daughter has had a very nasty cough and runny nose going on 2 weeks now. No fever , rashes or any other significant symptoms. Should I take her to her pedi?