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Tiny white pimple on tongue

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Temporary: It is probably a swollen taste bud or a small ulceration. It should go away within a week or so. If it does not go away have it checked by your doct... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
Urgent Care 30 years experience
Not to worry: Usually it is not anything that you should be much concerned. These are lymphnodes and at times get active when either you are exposed to a viral illn... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Small pimple: If it's still there in two weeks, get it seen. I'm betting it's an infected salivary gland.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
Painful?: If it is should go away within a week to two, if it is not painful, then could be extra keratin on side of tongue from tongue thrusting or brauxisem.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Tongue pimple: Can be lymphepitheial cysts ( benign ) ,mucocele ( benign) papilloma, fibroma from irritation,fordyce granules , torus ( these are all benign ) or... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Greenston
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Normal Anatomy?: The far back of the tongue is normally covered with circumvallate papillae, and beyond that is lingual tonsil tissue. Both of these can look like sma... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Need exam: Hard to say without seeing it. If it persists, see an oral surgeon for evaluation.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Tongue bumps: The tongue is a very complex organ and has many different types of cells. On the back of the tongue are elevated areas that are involved in taste and... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Your description sounds like a normal variant of the tongue and surrounding structures.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Possible thrush:: an oral fungal infection which can be confused with a geographic tongue from multiple causes; therefore, requires observation and evaluation.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 29 years experience
Oral Surgeon: It could be a healing sore from an injury or a canker sore. How long has it been present? I think that you would be best evaluated and treated by an ... Read More

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