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26 Jan 2006

Twisted tongue
I was advised that my son (7 months old) was born with a twisted tongue i.e he cannot stick his tongue out. Is it possible to repair/break this and if so when would be the appropriate time. It was also mentioned that if this is not done, he would not be able to pronoucne the letters L and R. Pls advise
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

This is a common problem called tongue tie. It will correct itself with time. Please do not let anyone operate on the baby.
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