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Tiny red dots on tip of tongue

A male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Hard to guess: If you feel worried, it might be worth an exam and while there discuss a referral for health anxiety therapy. A specialist CBT can coach you on handli... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes: Please see your family physician. You could have a herpes infection or other viral infection or also a yeast infection that should be treated now.
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
Dr. Joel Whiteman
Dentistry 17 years experience
Possible answer!: They can be many things but most likely the bumps are taste buds that are enlarged. I would recommend a visit to a local dentist for evaluation to ru... Read More
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Taste buds?: The taste buds or papillia are covering the tongue. They can be small and pinkish to raised and red. They can often get inflamed and are sore. Some... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Possible: You can but it would be uncommon. It is not clear but usually oral herpes present as a blister formation. What you are describing sound more like cank... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
May or may not: May or may not be related. Please call your Dentist for an immediate evaluation or referral.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Difficult to say: It is impossible to make a DX in this format on spots. If this persists it would be best to see your DR and get it checked.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
Get it checked: Red bumps can be normal tongue structures, but are worth having checked at either the family doctor or dentist. Some oral cancers can start on the to... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Red spots on tongue: may be inflammed taste buds. Doubt infection since they are painless and no other symptoms. You may have also accidentally burned them with hot c... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Wait: May be irritated from eating certain foods. Wait. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds (ask pharmacist). If symptoms persist, see an oral surgeon.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Probably best to: Visit your dentist. Doesn't sound like anything severe. In the interim avoid acidic, spicy foods and liquids, refrain from smoking and alcohol and do... Read More

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