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White on the far back of tongue

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Greenston
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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Dr. Christopher Stenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not pimples: They are the taste buds, completely normal!

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Drower
23 years experience Dentistry
Circumvallate...: …papillae. If they are arranged in a "v" shape it's a normal part of the surface of your tongue. My question is - how the heck do you even see them!
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Normal: These are the circumvallate papillae. They located on the back of the tongue behind the smaller papillae. They are usually 1-2 mm in diameter and most ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lumps in tongue: Are they stable in size?, create swallowing problems, pain, difficulty in breathing, or in clearing tracheal secretions? The causes are multiple. You ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Varies: This condition happens a lot and it is usually caused by an inflammatory reaction to some ingredient within the candy. I understand how annoying this ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Throat irritation: Could be fungal infection called candidiasis, could be bacteria infection also. Sometimes if you have a foreign body stuck in there like a fishbone ca ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Help: Please see your ENT to have your tonsils checked. Large bumps on tongue at back are taste buds.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
72 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Green tea with lemon: Green tea with lemon helps here - about 4 - 8 ounce glasses/ day. Plus teaspoon of Honey 3x a day. suck lemon / lime candies
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Costello
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thrush?: Thrush could present like that. People with diabetes or who have been on recent antibiotics or who use steroid pulmonary inhalers (e.g. Flovent) are ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Normal is: A generic term and can differ between people. Visually you can google normal back of tongue to see images and diagrams. If concerned please consult ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Just tongue: The tongue is made of many hair-like processes. They grow and shed on a regular basis. They look white, pink, red, etc. The white that is only on t ... Read More
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