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A 33-year-old female asked:

can allergies cause red spots on tongue?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Possible allergies: Typical allergic reactions that affect the mouth and tongue lead to itching and swelling. Red spots without itching may be a different issue. An examination by a physician can help sort this out.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes They Can: Allergies can cause any exposed are to swell and be red. The other possible diagnoses are candida, normal engorgement of taste buds, oral cancer, benign red lesions, among other.

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