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What causes black color tongue in a child?

My 8 month old baby over the last two days has had her tonguMy 8 month old baby over the last two days has had her tongue turn black, starting in the back and moving forward. She does not breast feed, has recently taken medications. She seems to be in no pain and the tongue feels the same temp as her body.
Mon, 8 Apr 2019
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Some medications like iron supplements and Linezolid can cause this. Please check with your pediatrician regarding this.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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