Can you scrape off baby’s white tongue coating?
The tongue is an important organ of the human body. The reason why we can speak with cadence is that we have flexible muscles on the tongue. The taste buds on the tongue enables us to feel the sweetness and bitterness of various foods. By observing the tongue coating, we can also know about our health, so we can also call the tongue a health barometer of the human body.
The tongue coating we usually refer to is a thin, moist coating like substance that exists on the human tongue. In infants and young children, the colour change of the tongue coating can directly reflect some diseases in the baby’s body. White, yellow and red coloured tongues are unhealthy manifestations.
What should we do if the tongue coating is white and thick?
A healthy baby’s tongue should be pink, tender and smooth, and has only a thin layer of white tongue coating. However, if the child’s tongue coating is thick and white, but there are no other symptoms, it is common. Pay attention to give your baby more water and eat more light food.
But if the tongue coating is thick and white and there are sneezing and runny nose symptoms, it means that the child has caught a cold and must go to the cold to keep the baby warm.
If the child’s tongue coating is thick and yellow, it is a sign of overeating. In most cases, the child’s body is damp and hot. Parents should pay attention to helping the baby strengthen the spleen and appetiser.
The child’s tongue is white, but there is partial peeling of tongue coating, and the edges are uneven. It looks like a map, which indicates that the child has a geographic tongue. The appearance of map tongue is usually due to the child’s weak constitution and lack of nutrition in the body. Children with geographic tongue will feel uncomfortable when eating, and sometimes feel slight pain.
If the baby’s tongue has a small red spot, it is a sign of food accumulation for a long time. If the baby has accumulated food for a long time without treatment, it will cause food accumulation heat in the stomach, and a lot of small red spots will grow on the tip of the tongue.
Can you scrape off the thick white tongue coating?
When the tongue coating is thick and white, people feel very greasy. At this time, many people are wondering whether they can scrape off the thick, white and greasy coat. Does it have any impact on the body? Let’s have a detailed understanding.
- The tongue coating is composed of exfoliated keratinized epithelium, saliva, bacteria, food scraps and exuded white blood cells. If you eat constantly at ordinary times, the tongue coating will always exist and the secreted attachment will always exist. Some people have abnormal tongue coating, mostly due to bad eating habits.
- The tongue coating cannot be scraped casually. If it is scraped, it will cause damage to the tongue surface. If it is serious, bleeding will occur, which will cause infection. If not so serious, people will stimulate the taste buds, damage the tongue, and cause numbness on the back of the tongue. At this time, the sense of taste will decline, thus reducing appetite and affecting the health of the body.
How to deal with babies with thick white tongue coating?
The digestive system of infants is not mature, the secretion of gastric acid and digestive enzymes is relatively small, and the activity of digestive enzymes is low. So it is difficult to adapt to food changes and large amounts of food.
The nervous system also has poor regulation of the stomach and intestines, and the immune function is not very good, so indigestion will occur. At this time, parents should cultivate the baby’s eating habits regularly and quantitatively. If dyspepsia is serious, they need to take some digestive drugs.
In normal times, it should be noted that if children cry, they should check whether there are other discomfort, abnormal stool, abdominal distension, and other eating conditions. If these conditions are normal, there is usually no big problem. You can massage the child before he goes to bed, and don’t drink too much milk before going to bed.