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Painful white bump on tip of tongue

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Probably not: Herpetic lesions should become blisters and then ulcers.
Dr. Ron E. Bell
Cosmetic Dentistry 45 years experience
Not usually: The tip of the tongue is not a common site for herpes. You need an exam by a dentist, oral surgeon or physician to have a diagnosis made.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
Difficult to: say. Start with a thorough dental exam followed by a visit to your PCP for a physical exam with blood work including VitD-3 25-OH and Vit B12 assays.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron E. Bell
Cosmetic Dentistry 45 years experience
Accident history?: It sounds like a scar from a fall. Has that ever happened ? Time to visit a pediatric or general dentist for an exam.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
White lesion: Probably scar tissue from trauma (bit her tongue at some point), but can't tell from just your description. Any white lesion in the mouth of greater ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Fox
Dentistry 27 years experience
White bump: Commonly little white bumps indicate an infected taste bud. In most cases they go away within a few days, but if it does not go away have your dentist... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 47 years experience
Sore Tongue bumps: A chronic reappearance of tongue sores suggests a food allergy. Nuts /spices/ dairy are some of the culprits. See your DDS first to rule out dentistry... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Check teeth: Check your front teeth for any chips or sharp edges. Most often this is a traumatic fibroma from habitual scraping of the tongue across the sharp edge... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Suspicious bumps?: Any suspicious bumps on the tongue that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, should be evaluated. See your doctor or dentist for eval.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 35 years experience
Papilloma: It is probably a papilloma or a fibroma papillomas are viral and usually rough shaped fibromas usually come from trauma and are smooth.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
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Taste buds!: Paul, those are probably your taste buds, known anatomically as your "papillary" taste buds. Sometimes they get inflamed and sore (from spicy/salty fo... Read More

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