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Post nasal drip bumps

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 34 years experience
May be related: Post nasal drip can be from sinus or pharyngeal infection which can cause lingual tonsillar bumps way i the back of the tongue to enlarge.

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possibly: The bumps on the back of your tongue may be irritated papillae (normal) or they may be an enlargement that needs to be evaluated by your dentist or fa... Read More
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 35 years experience
Circumvallate papill: These bumps are normal anatomy and are called circumvallate papillae. They can become slightly enlarged if you get sick.
Dr. Brian Waggle
Dentistry 29 years experience
Tongue scraper: Those bumps are naturally occurring and can become enlarged when feeling sick. Any drainage in the back of the throat can rest on these bumps and ca... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Moffett
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Yes the bumps are swollen lymphoid tissue.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possibly: The bumps on the back of your tongue may be irritated papillae. They may also be the signs of something other than the post nasal drip, so an appoint... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Tonsil Stone: Post nasal drip can be from allergic rhinitis. You mention that you are on a steroid nasal spray and have nasal polyps. The bump you mentioned; if it ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Chronic: Or recurrent upper respiratory infection/inflammation, tonsilar stones wouldn't cause such, if you mean by "bumps under your tonsils " enlarged painle... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Zekowski
Dr. Steven Zekowskianswered
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Sounds wrong to me.: 1) post-nasal drip will not cause bumps or swelling of the tongue. It is just mucus, and even infected mucus won't do this. 2) tongues normally have ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Pharyngitis: White yellow patches at the back of the throat need to be checked objectively by a physician. It could be strep throat or postnasal drip.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Post-nasal drips: These are called cobblestoning from the post-nasal drips from the nasal mucous membrane or from a sinus infection. Try nasal steroid for a couple of ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Lymph tissue: The back of your throat has lymph tissue. If you have drainage this will cause the lymph tissue to swell.

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