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A 42-year-old female asked:

my tongue is red in middle, and white on side also white creamy in back with raised bumps in back of tongue is it hiv related and soar throat no fever?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Tongue changes: Hello. The tongue can undergo altered appearances from multiple causes. These conditions vary from dehydration, vitamin deficiencies to varying types of infections. The best advice is to make sure you are drinking enough water and to see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment.

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Last updated Aug 25, 2020

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