A 32-year-old member asked:
What should be done to get rid of the white coating and red bumps at the back of my tongue?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Jakavickanswered
39 years experience
Tongue issue: The bumps at the back of your tongue may not be abnormal, there often are quite large taste buds in the posterior region of the tongue that look very strange but are normal and supposed to be there. The white coating may be from normal papilla on the tongue. Sometimes they form an almost comblike or brushlike appearance. Brushing your tongue should be a part of daily hygiene. Keep regular checkups.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What to do to get rid of the white coating and red bumps at the back of my tongue?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
18 years experience
Good oral hygiene: Some red bumps on the back of your tongue are normal. Those are called your "circumvallate" taste buds. The white coating is a build up of dead skin cells and sometimes a little bit of normal yeast. When you brush your teeth, at least twice a day, brush your tongue, too, and that will help remove the normal buildup.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2015
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