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What oral condition causes enlarged circumvallate papillae

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Tongue inflammation: Hi, that could be due to Acid reflux, Allergy causing posterior nasal discharge, eating and drinking hot food and drinks, eating spicy food, biting on... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Wel: I think you're just describing a large papilla er this is not contagious
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
No: Their presence is normal - these taste- bud containing papillae are part of normal anatomy of the tongue. They may become inflamed usually due to vira... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
There are any of: a number of potential causes for your symptoms. It would be reasonable to stop smoking for a few weeks and see if things improve. If not then you shou... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Self medication: Self medication is counter-productive and may be dangerous. Enlarged papillae doesn't mean that they are infected (so antibiotic's wrong) or inflamed... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
See your dentist: for further evaluation especially since it had been recurring for over 2 weeks. There is a special oral screening device to determine your condition. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
They don't: Circumvallate papillae are they large taste buds on the back of you tongue. They are a normal part of your tongue and do not go away. If they get infl... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
tongue bumps: On the back of your tongue are several larger bumps than normal taste buds. These are entirely normal and are part of your tasting and digestive appar... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 30 years experience
Don't Worry: Brian, as far as I know, everyone has circumvallate papillae on their tongues. These are larger round bumps on the tongue (near the throat) Unless yo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "cand... Read More
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