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White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "candidiasis, " or what you might call "thrush." that's not something that easily goes away by itself. You should see a dentist & get some medication. More importantly, your dentist needs to rule out other problems which are potentially dangerous. Get help. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Very swollen tonsils white patches and red lines possibly blood on tonsils. Difficulty swallowing?

Very swollen tonsils white patches and red lines possibly blood on tonsils. Difficulty swallowing?

Tonsillitis : See MD in person for full history and evaluation. Probable tonsillitis possible streptococcal pharyngitis. Tonsils are graded 1-4+ in size by ENT Surgeons, 4+ are touching. How big are yours? Fever chills ? ...Read more

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Sore throat white puss spot on tongue swollen gkands?

Sore throat  white puss spot on tongue swollen gkands?

See physician: It does sound like strep throat. This can be easily diagnosed in your physician's office with a simple culture test. Please seek treatment soon. ...Read more

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Red sore on tonsil?

Red sore on tonsil?

Been there long?: If this sore on your tonsil had been there over a few days to a week, it is likely a viral process and will go away on its own. If not, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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White tongue and dry throat?

White tongue and dry throat?

Could be related: Regardless this requires a review of your medical and dental history as well as a one on one clinical exam. See your dentist for that. The internet is great for gathering basic general information but can't replace the doctor\patient relationship visit. ...Read more

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Throat swollen with white bumps?

Throat swollen with white bumps?

Could be Strep: Strep throat can appear as red, swollen with 'white spots'. Also associated is 'swollen neck glands', fatigue, fever, and body aches. A simple swab in doctors office can check for strep throat. Untreated strept can have complications including heart valve disease. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds(papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The lack of symptoms also suggests this diagnosis. A more effective cleaning regimen, helped by a dental evaluation should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Sounds like: An inflammation that would probably benefit by being looked at by your physician or ent. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and dental history along with a personal clinical exam is required. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause red spots on tongue?

Can allergies cause red spots on tongue?

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. ...Read more

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Does oral thrush cause a red and sore throat with yellow-ish red bumps on it???

Does oral thrush cause a red and sore throat with yellow-ish red bumps on it???

Throat infection: Candida can cause the appearance you describe, as can infections with Strep, Adenovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and others. ...Read more

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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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White tongue lesions and fissures with uneven tongue borders?

You may be clenching: Many times uneven white borders of the tongue are caused by clenching or grinding your teeth. Some of the other causes are diet, thrush, or other systeminc diseases. So get this checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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Tongue is white sore swollen and has teeth marks?

Tongue is white sore swollen and has teeth marks?

Clenching: When you clench your teeth together your tongue pushes out against them from the inside and leaves indents and sometimes a ridge along both sides of the tongue. Focus on your teeth during the day. They should only touch when you're eating. If your teeth are touching and you're not eating: that's clenching. Try to get used to keeping your teeth parted when your mouth is closed. Takes ~3wks. ...Read more

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Geographical tongue with tiny red bumps and burnings sensation?

Geographical tongue with tiny red bumps and burnings sensation?

Geographic tongue: Geographic tongue is also known as benign migratory glossitis. The tongue will have patches on the surface of the tongue that are missing the normal pink papillae and appear as smooth, red "islands," often with slightly raised borders. These patches give the tongue a map-like appearance. These patches then heal and the condition "migrates" to another spot. Usually without symptoms or burning ...Read more

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Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Possibly viral: Many types of throat infections can have sores in the mouth/tongue. Viral illnesses may be the most common. strep certainly can causes sores in the throat but patients with that infection are usually more ill with high fevers. Another possibility would by a yeast (thrush) infection which would be treated differently then other infections. Throat culture may be indicated. Seek a medical provider ...Read more

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What might help my tongue with redness and pain?

Depends on diagnosis: Diagnosis must precede treatment. You need to have a clinical examination to determine your diagnosis and treatment recommendations will follow. See your physician. ...Read more

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What would make your tongue feel like you bit it but didn't. There is no sores or redness and the feeling comes and goes and lasts for minutes. ?

Irritable tongue: This may be due to glossitis or some irritability of the tongue (nerve or muscle). Try some salt water mouth wash or glyoxide drops on the tongue. See an otolaryngologist if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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In a 3 yrs old Strawberry tongue like signs only on the tongue. No redness and no other signs. Can it just be normal and nothing to worry about?

In a 3 yrs old Strawberry tongue like signs only on the tongue. No redness and no other signs. Can it just be normal and nothing to worry about?

Monitor: Strawberry tongue two things I'm thinking about Kawasaki or scarlet fever. So you need high fevers for a 4 to 5 days, peeling on the lips comma or desquamating rash to be Kawasaki. For scarlet fever you should be looking for Sandy paper like rash. Go to your doctor for further evaluation because either disease have different course of management. ...Read more

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Both sides of the bottom of my tongue feels like I bit it but I'm certain I didn't. There's no visible redness but there are 2 symmetrical lines.

Both sides of the bottom of my tongue feels like I bit it but I'm certain I didn't. There's no visible redness but there are 2 symmetrical lines.

Likely Typical: The two lines are probably the blood vessels typically located on either side of the floor of the mouth. The discomfort you sense is possibly a sensitivity to something you eat or drank which caused the issue. If it continues, please have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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Pain, little swelling and redness in both sides of my tongue along the whole edge.

Pain on tongue: You can try to gargle with salt water for swelling. Drink plenty of fluids and rest. Try to recall what happened to make your tongue sore and avoid that in the future. If it persists more than a week pr if you have fevers, bleeding, difficulty breathing then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Redness and bump under tongue with discolored saliva duct?

Redness and bump under tongue with discolored saliva duct?

Salivary stone?: Stones can form in your salivary ducts just as they can in your kidneys. This is one possibility. See your dentist or oral surgeon to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on tongue. Tongue was not recently burned. No redness or bumps. What could be the cause?

Burning sensation on tongue. Tongue was not recently burned. No redness or bumps. What could be the cause?

Burning Mouth : Syndrome can be related to problems with taste and sensory nerves of the peripheral or central nervous system. It can also be caused by dry mouth, fungal infections, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, acid reflux, medications, hypothyroidism, irritation, and anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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What cause the redness under your tongue and black veins, also the fatness on the side of your tongue ?

What cause the redness under your tongue and black veins, also the fatness on the side of your tongue ?

Veins : Red vessels are arteries full of oxygen. Darker vessels are usually blue/purple veins. They are a different color due to their lack of oxygen. You can see them under your tongue because the mucosa layer covering them is very thin there. The tongue is a muscle, so pretty much anything regarding its natural size and shape is muscular in nature. ...Read more

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I noticed for 2-3 weeks or so my kids 3 & 4 years old have typical strawberry tongue type spots without redness or high fever. Is it OK?

I noticed for 2-3 weeks or so my kids 3 & 4 years old have typical strawberry tongue type spots without redness or high fever. Is it OK?

Strawberry tongue: Sounds a bit unusual, but if this is an isolated symptom, I think that's ok, just be on the lookout for fever, peeling skin, intense redness of skin, swollen neck and lymph node areas, and other symptoms associated with Strep phayngitis and Kawasacki disease ...Read more

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Tongue weakness, i can hardly move my tongue, I have trouble eating swollowing and speaking. My tongue looks normal no swelling, no redness?

Tongue weakness, i can hardly move my tongue, I have trouble eating swollowing and speaking. My tongue looks normal no swelling, no redness?

If acute, get to ER: If this is an acute/sudden phenomenon, go right to the er please. You may have an early anaphylactic reaction or neurologic issue that requires prompt evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

May be inflamed: "Flu" is the condition caused by the influenza virus with symptoms of runny nose, fever, sore throat and cough. However, lay people tend to call the ailment that causes vomiting and diarrhea flu also. If you had vomiting with your bout of flu, it would not be unusual to have persistent inflammation in the esophagus, back of throat and tongue with referred pain to the ears for a couple of days. ...Read more

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My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

Maybe herpetic virus: If you or someone close to the baby has herpes -- cold sores, etc. Then it is possible that your baby has gotten them. What you described is consistent with a primary (1st time) herpetic infection. Get to the pediatrician asap for diagnosis and any treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sore spot on the tip of my tongue, but no white spot like mouth ulcer or any redness. It's sore when the spot is rubbed by teeth. Anxiety?

I have a sore spot on the tip of my tongue, but no white spot like mouth ulcer or any redness. It's sore when the spot is rubbed by teeth. Anxiety?

Maybe irritation: Could be irritation from a sharp tooth, trauma while eating or a burn from hot food. If not resolved within a week, see a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I take fenofibrate lipid regulating agent,thus it trigger allergy.eg.sneezing watery nose,redness of both eyes,itchiness of tongue with preckles ontop?

I take fenofibrate lipid regulating agent,thus it trigger allergy.eg.sneezing watery nose,redness of both eyes,itchiness of tongue with preckles ontop?

Ok: it appears you are most likely allergic to this medication. Avoid it on the future and let your dr. and pharmacist know of your allergy, as they may want you to also take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the symptoms are not improving, or even some other meds if deemed necessary. ...Read more

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Symptoms: I have Throat redness, Red swollen tonsils, Swollen uvula, gary furry tongue and runny nose, what is wrong?

Symptoms: I have Throat redness, Red swollen tonsils, Swollen uvula, gary furry tongue and runny nose, what is wrong?

Throat: Sounds like a virus. You should gargle and use OTC meds to treat it but if your throat is really sore get a culture to make sure its not bacterial ...Read more

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Red dots on tongue I don't smoke?

Red dots on tongue I don't smoke?

If you are not: referring to taste buds then have your dentist check it out. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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Red line on tongue, what could this be?

Red line on tongue, what could this be?

See your physician: Your symptom could be caused by many things. You will need a physical exam to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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