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A 32-year-old male asked:

I had a tiny white spot on the tip of my tongue (looked like white papilla) with white circle around it. could this be a cold sore, bacterial reaction?

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: Papillae on tongue sometimes get enlarged and sore. It's temporary and is not a viral or bacterial infection. See your doctor if it persists longer than 2 weeks.

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Last updated Sep 13, 2017

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