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Raised papillae on tongue

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Dry mouth: If you are breathing through your mouth versus through your nose due to blockage, it is possible to inflame the papillae, causing them to be raised.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Tongue papillae: Can be affected by lots of things including what you mentioned. Dry tongue, allergies, medications, smoking, poor oral hygiene are just some of the mo... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Too many: Too many possible causes of irritation of the tongue to list here. Diet changes, ingestion of caustic materials, poor dental hygiene, viral illnesses,... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Too small to worry: It is hard to know if a one mm lesion is anything significant. So it should be watched for the next 1 to 2 months for any changes. More than likely it... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Burning mouth: Possible causes for burning mouth syndrome are injury, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, acid reflux, diabetes, dry mouth, ill-fitting dentures, or... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Probably: Probably nothing. It's normal to have raised papillae on the top of your tongue. However, we can't see what you see and therefore this would need to b... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
The usual things.: Anything that injrues the tongue. Too hot food or something that causes a chemical blistering. An allergic response to a food. BUT it is very hard to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Might be normal: You really need to be seen for a useful answer to this question. If the bumps are arranged in a 'v; shape on the far back of the top surface of your t... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry 20 years experience
See MD/Dentist ASAP: You need to see a dentist/ md immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, the majority of tongue problems are not serious and most ca... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Guess normal : Papillae seen on tongue are the taste buds. Take care !
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Show us picture pls: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white in... Read More

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