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Red Strip on Tongue
Mamam posted:

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My daughter has got a red stripe on her tongue....its about 1/2 inch wide and as long as her tongue. Could you please tell me what it cud or might be. Do we need to worry or get her medical help immedialty?
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Mamam responded:
Im new to this so im not even sure if this is where I was to supposed to ask my question here. If not can someone tell me how to do it. Thanks so much
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Mamam,

You posted find but it may take time for an expert to respond. If the situation remains and you are concerned at all, please contact your daughter's pediatrician.
We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace. ~Peggy Tabor Millin
Gwen Cohen Brown, DDS, FAAOMP replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
Hi Maman,

Unfortunately I cannot diagnose online and would need more information to even begin to develop a preliminary clinical diagnosis.

Therefore, I strongly suggest that you bring your daughter to her physician. This is the most logical next step as they can rule out any systemic disease (not very likely but should be done) and they know your child.

If your pediatrician cannot address your concerns you should take your daughter to a pediatric dentist, not a general dentist, as they will be more knowledgeable about oral lesions occuring in children.

I hope this helps!

Dr. Gwen Cohen Brown

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