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A 19-year-old male asked:

red spots tip of tongue. no pain no nothing. bright red spots on tip of tongue. what are they? should i worry about them?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Red spots on tongue: may be inflammed taste buds. Doubt infection since they are painless and no other symptoms. You may have also accidentally burned them with hot coffee or tea. Salt water gargles - 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 4 oz warm water - gargle and spit out might help. Good luck

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Last updated Aug 2, 2017

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