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How to clean a baby's tongue?

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Posted on Fri, 24 Apr 2015
Question: I suspect my daughter's (22 months old) tongue is not looking normal/ healthy. Attached is a photo. Please advise. If you see a problem, please also advise what corrective action must be taken.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Healthy looking tongue with mild coating - tongue cleaning is enough

Detailed Answer:
Hi... This is a healthy looking tongue with mild coating - tongue cleaning is enough.

I suggest you to clean the tongue with a tongue cleaner gently daily morning once and evening once. That will suffice.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (5 minutes later)
Ok. Is there a separate tongue cleaner for children?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No separae tongue cleaner - use plastic and do gently

Detailed Answer:
Hi...there is no separate tongue cleaner for kids. You can use a plastic one and do the cleaning gently.

regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

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Brief Answer: Healthy looking tongue with mild coating - tongue cleaning is enough Detailed Answer: Hi... This is a healthy looking tongue with mild coating - tongue cleaning is enough. I suggest you to clean the tongue with a tongue cleaner gently daily morning once and evening once. That will suffice. Regards - Dr. Sumanth