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5 years old. Having pain in tongue, red spots seen. What can be done?

My 5 years 9 months old son complains of pains on his tongue each time he eats, especially hot food- i can also see red spots or patches on his tongue which i noticed when he was still a baby under one year-what is the cause and what can be done to help him out? 2. My 3 years and 10 months old daughter also has short quick breaths/ difficulty in breathing and which often manifests at bed time. She always will want to pull her dress up as if she wants more fresh air sort. Please advise on what to do. My email addres: YYYY@YYYY My eamil address is: YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Thank you for your query.

Tongue is highly vascular and it is not unusual to see red papillae on it which are normal. However if you see red patches then that needs to be examined to rule out an ulcer formation which can hurt when your son eats. Geographic tongue with wide smooth areas are know are of not any significance.

Regarding your daughter I suggest that you get her examined to rule out any wheezing which may be manifesting as her complaints of difficulty in breathing at bed time. Does she have nocturnal cough? If nocturnal cough and wheezing is present then appropriate medication should give your daughter relief.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son and daughter all the best.


Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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