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What causes painful bumps on tongue of a 6 year old?

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Posted on Wed, 8 Jun 2016
Question: My 6 year old son has little bumps on his left side of his tongue in which are rough it is causing him great pain and his tongue is white. The bumps are located deep towards the throat. He has been having these symptoms for 3 weeks now. This seems to be chronic and everything I have been putting just momentarily relieve the pain but is not healing. What can I give him to ease the pain and heal the wound?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rohit S Menon (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
More detailed symptoms and picture of clinical site required

Detailed Answer:
Hello first of all thanks for approaching Health Care Magic for your query.

I've through your query and I am sorry to say that the symptoms specified by you are not relevant to reach a correct diagnosis. I suggest you to please upload some pics of the clinical site if possible and also answers to some of my questions like:

1) is he under some medication???
2) is he having fever ??
3) is he having nausea and vomiting?

If you can please send these details along with photographs we can be more precise on our reply as clinical situation is very important to answer these problems.

Please send these details as early as possible so that we can reply to your query rapidly and more precisely. Hoping to see your reply soon.

Have a healthy day!
Dr Rohit S Menon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rohit S Menon (31 minutes later)
I sent two pictures to you. He does not have fever, nausea. It is just discomfort. It is hard to see because it is in the base and side of tongue but it feels rough. He is truly in pain. He takes a gummy vitamin daily called Flinstones Gummies and he takes Montelukast SOD 5mg for mild ashma every day too
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rohit S Menon (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to be worried

Detailed Answer:
Hello again..Happy to see your rapid followup..

I saw through the images(which is not that clear) and I must say that nothing much to be worried from this view.Pain can be due to ulceration on the tongue .

It must have caused due to trauma while having food or due to some sharp food stuff.White patch is nothing to be scared of as it can be removed by tongue scraping(as seen from this images).Do slight scraping of tongue by back of brush or tongue scraper.

If it is non-scrappable it can be candidiasis(fungal infection) as he is taking medicine regularly for asthma . Nothing to be scared, its usual when you take medicine regularly. He must take Nystatin (antifungal gel) and apply on the surface but before that, please consult a doctor for physical examination as clinical picture and this images can reveal different situations. Have lots and lots of water. Have citrus fruits like orange, guava etc. Besides all these stay calm and stress free.

I must say that you should have visit a dentist nearby as the real clinical condition can give lot more explanation than mere images.

Hope I have answered your query. If you still have queries please be free to approach us as we are here to help solve your problems. If you don't have queries please rate my answer and sent opinion so that I can improve my answering.

Have a healthy day!!!
Dr Rohit S Menon
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What causes painful bumps on tongue of a 6 year old?

Brief Answer: More detailed symptoms and picture of clinical site required Detailed Answer: Hello first of all thanks for approaching Health Care Magic for your query. I've through your query and I am sorry to say that the symptoms specified by you are not relevant to reach a correct diagnosis. I suggest you to please upload some pics of the clinical site if possible and also answers to some of my questions like: 1) is he under some medication??? 2) is he having fever ?? 3) is he having nausea and vomiting? If you can please send these details along with photographs we can be more precise on our reply as clinical situation is very important to answer these problems. Please send these details as early as possible so that we can reply to your query rapidly and more precisely. Hoping to see your reply soon. Have a healthy day! Dr Rohit S Menon