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small red bumps on tongue that hurt

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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Irritation: May be irritation from irritating foods. For example, a long session of eating spiced sunflower seeds. Avoid spicy foods for a few days. Saline rinses ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Tongue piercing: Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to check for infection, a common and potentially serious complication. Dentist's don't like tongue piercin ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moji Ariyo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Coated tongue: Your tongue may be coated due to an infection which can sometimes be caused by a yeast or virus. It is very important that you see your doctor to dete ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. Sounds like normal taste buds (bumps), geographic tongue (bald patches-red spots) and hairy tongue (elong ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe normal: I'm guessing you are seeing normal circumvallate papillae -- a row of large bumps across the back of the tongue that can appear wart-like. They are en ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
White tongue common: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, ; not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white includ ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Drug reaction?: I agree with your doctor that herpes is not a likely cause of symptoms like this. It also doesn't sound like a typical drug reaction, but that might b ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: it could be a Herpes virus infection..... would suggest your "friend" have an "intimate" conversation with her PCP about these "cankers"! There is me ... Read More
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Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Of course you can!: Don't let yourself suffer like this. The infection that you experienceD, is not caused by the chicken. It is caused by bacteria. Therefore, if you pr ... Read More

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