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Redness on side of tongue

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
May be bite mark: There are a number of things that can cause something like this, most of which are not serious. It could well be a bite mark. It should heal quickly... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Probably normal: But the only way to know for sure is to have your own dentist take a look. They are most likely taste buds. As we can't actually see what you see, it'... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Most likely normal: There normally are red bumps in the area that you describe, so this may be a normal condition. But if you have pain, fever, or other symptoms of bei... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: The direct visualization of this will likely provide the diagnosis. Most common is bacterial or viral infection.
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
Office Visit: Too hard to DX over the internet, really need a clinical evaluation. May be able to go to emergent care to have issue seen immediately. Possibly den... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Tongue bumps: They may be normal papillae but without seeing them we cannot determine that over the internet. See your local dentist for a definitive diagnosis.
A member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
See your dentist.: It is very likely a normal variation of the vessels under the tongue. However, it would be very important to see a dentist/ oral surgeon to evaluate.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Hard to say: Bumps may be inflamed salivary glands.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Likely related: Best would be to have your physician or dentist to evaluate and stop using tobacco for a while. Time will offer the exact answer to your question. If ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Chemical irritation: Check for any chemical which migh cause irritation- even skin lotion or soap, or whatever. The other possibility is physical friction on those surface... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Tongue: May be local tongue trauma from the teeth, an inflamed taste bud or tongue papilla an inflamed salivary gland. Gargle with salt water and avoid spicy ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Bumps: Can't tell without visual examination. May be normal or not. Please call your Dentist for a look-see.
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