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A 33-year-old member asked:

2 bumps on each side at the top of tongue, what could it be?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Could be enlarged: Papillae. Best to be evaluated by a dentist for a more accurate diagnosis. Hope this helps.

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Does radiation to the tongue kill the taste buds?

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A 21-year-old female asked:

What causes large white sores underneath the tongue that appeared overnight?

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Sore mouth: Aphthous ulcers or an infection, herpetic stomatitis, are common possibilities.
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See dentist for diagnosis and treatment.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Why is my tongue dry and coated white when I wake up every morning?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Dry tongue: Hi, multiple possibilities including breathing with ur mouth instead of ur nose while sleeping because of likely nose septa deviation or polyps, also Allergy, bad dental hygiene, smoking are other reasons, make sure that u see ur dentist regularly, use mouth wash, stay away from smoking. See ur PMD to evaluate ur nose. Best of luck.
Dr. Harold Peltan
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In addition to the excellent information above, dry mouth in the morning often occurs if the person is getting dry at night. Some causes are losing weight, early stage of unrecognized diabetes, consumption of alcohol or caffeine the previous evening. Brush the tongue well at night when brushing teeth and use mouth rinse. Dry mouth accelerates the formation of cavities in the teeth.
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Impressive comment by Dr. Harold Pelton
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