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What does it mean if my baby has white spots on his tongue?

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  • A Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    If you're breastfeeding you'll want to be on the lookout for white spots that may develop on your baby's tongue. That's called thrush, a type of yeast infection that may hinder him from eating well. Thrush is easily treated with nystatin liquid. The prescription antifungal medication is administered as a 1.25 milliliter squirt onto the tongue (or tongue and cheeks if you see white plaques there too) four times a day.
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