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Orange tongue *update* -2nd update

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My three year old has an orange tongue!?!?? I thought at first it was left from her eating gold fish or cheese it crackers BUT after a few day of not eating them, brushing her tongue a couple times a day it's still orange!





Any one ever deal with this? Any suggestions?





Thank you :)



**quick update - finally talked to her Dr. He is as baffled as we are. He suspects it's antibiotics causing this but wants to do a culture.



I did some googling and it seems this orange coloring of the tongue has shown up in adults usually after dental work, and is caused by a bacteria. There was one posted story of a toddler with orange tongue and was due to a recent antibiotics..... The frustrating part is it seems no real cure. The good thing is it doesn't seem to bother her and she is eating fine. I have noticed the color gets more orange when she has sugars (even oatmeal with a bit of brown sugar)



Thanks for the interest ladies! I will be sure to keep you all posted

***2nd update...
Finally found a probiotic my daughter will take without a fight... And it has worked! Orange tongue is gone after only two days ! We will keep going with the probiotics daily and keeping sugar to a minimum.
Thanks for the advice and interest! You ladies rock!
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by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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Lorraine2674
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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Me too thanks!


Quoting TigerofMu:

Yay!  I am so glad that you were able to find answers and a solution that works for your daughter!


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Vertical15
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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Very interesting!  Thanks for sharing your updates.  Glad she is looking normal again!

ChamerahKadina_
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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WOW, any idea why it happened in the first place ?

Bob192
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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AWESOME!!!

Lorraine2674
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM
We think it was the antibiotics. Her Dr did say it happens and usually goes away on its own but the probiotics help. One of those weird things...



Quoting ChamerahKadina_:

WOW, any idea why it happened in the first place ?


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sunshine86912
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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 yay for no more orange tounge!

Lorraine2674
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Yes we are pretty happy it's gone! :)


Quoting sunshine86912:

 yay for no more orange tounge!


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PrincessZ20
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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Yay, glad it's gone!!

Kmakksmom
by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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Wow! I hadn't heard of that, but I'm glad something worked.
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