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Is circumvallate papillae contagious

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Wel: I think you're just describing a large papilla er this is not contagious
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Tongue inflammation: Hi, that could be due to Acid reflux, Allergy causing posterior nasal discharge, eating and drinking hot food and drinks, eating spicy food, biting on... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Don't Worry: Brian, as far as I know, everyone has circumvallate papillae on their tongues. These are larger round bumps on the tongue (near the throat) Unless yo... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Unclear question: We all have circumvallate papillae. That will not cause an infection. If she has other infections, like HSV, HPV, gonorrhea, or syphilis etc, you coul... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Do not biopsy now: this part of your mouth and taste bud may have been burned or irritated.you may have a small Sand-like particle what we call a stone in the duct. you ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
They don't: Circumvallate papillae are they large taste buds on the back of you tongue. They are a normal part of your tongue and do not go away. If they get infl... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
tongue bumps: On the back of your tongue are several larger bumps than normal taste buds. These are entirely normal and are part of your tasting and digestive appar... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
No: Their presence is normal - these taste- bud containing papillae are part of normal anatomy of the tongue. They may become inflamed usually due to vira... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Smoking can cause it: Smoking can irritate your tongue and cause enlargement of the papillae. Canker sores, acid reflux, ulcerative colitis or other cancers of the mouth ma... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Perhaps normal: Back of tongue also contains the lingual tonsils which may be asymmetrically enlarged in some cases. Get check out by an ent.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "cand... Read More