A 49-year-old male asked:
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i have developed a small painful red bump on the side of my tongue near the back i don't drink or smoke any ideas what this could be?

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tongue: May be local tongue trauma from the teeth, an inflamed taste bud or tongue papilla an inflamed salivary gland. Gargle with salt water and avoid spicy or acidic food but check it out with an ENT or oral surgeon
Answered on Feb 26, 2016
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