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Dr. Louis Gallia
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What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat. Some white spots on throat. No fever. same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?

Dr. Louis Gallia
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What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat.  Some white spots on throat. No fever.  same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?

Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Doyon
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I have had a cold complete with sore throat. I have big bumps on the back of my tongue with white stuff on my tongue. Is this normal for a cold?

Dr. Joel Doyon
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I have had a cold complete with sore throat. I have big bumps on the back of my tongue with white stuff on my tongue. Is this normal for a cold?

It can be: The big bumps on the back of your tongue are probably your taste buds. It's not uncommon for the tongue to become coated with a cold, because your immune system is under attack and this gives the bacteria on the tongue a free pass to multiply and grow. You can just brush the surface of your tongue every day and that will help eliminate the coating. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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2 weeks ago I was given a Zpack to treat bronchitis, now I have had a sore throat for three days along with big bumps on the back of my tongue,normal?

Dr. Julie Abbott
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2 weeks ago I was given a Zpack to treat bronchitis, now I have had a sore throat for three days along with big bumps on the back of my tongue,normal?

Possibly related: One of the causes of bumps on the tongue and sore throat would be oral thrush or a yeast/fungal infection. This is more likely after antibiotic use when the bacterial flora in the mouth/body is altered. It might also represent an unusual form of drug allergy, or just be normal. I would probably ask my doctor to have a look at them. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Yellow tongue. Bumps on back of tongue. Sore throat. Right ear hurts. What could be wrong? I'm scared.

Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Yellow tongue. Bumps on back of tongue. Sore throat. Right ear hurts. What could be wrong? I'm scared.

See Doc: You could have strep throat, or another bacterial or viral illness. You do not want to miss a diagnosis of strep because treatment is essential to prevent complications. Take some tylenol or ibuprofen (with food and only if no nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) tonight and see your doc or to to an UC center to get checked. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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My friend has several abnormally large bumps on the back of her tongue, no pain, sore throat, and sniffles. What could it be?

Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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My friend has several abnormally large bumps on the back of her tongue, no pain, sore throat, and sniffles. What could it be?

Probably normal: Likely normal. If you're worried, see an oral surgeon for examination ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Sore throat with bumps on the back of the tongue, they bother me a little. Anything i can do to fix this or make it feel better?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Sore throat with bumps on the back of the tongue, they bother me a little. Anything i can do to fix this or make it feel better?

Sore throat: Eat and drink cold things to kill the pain after you have had a throat culture to rule out strep. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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I have white tongue, sore throat and bumps on the back of the tongue. What should I do?

Dr. Gary Sandler
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I have white tongue, sore throat and bumps on the back of the tongue. What should I do?

Several issues: The white tongue could be from a coating that can be removed with better oral hygiene and a tongue scraper....Or lichen planus, thrush or something else. The bumps may be the normal papillae of the tongue. A sore throat is not normal. I suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon or your physician for a personal evaluation to see exactly what is going on and treatment if indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
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Felt ill. Chills and bad sore throat. Maybe a cold? Same today. Noticed small discoloration on tongue on side (no black) and bump near back. CANCER?

Dr. Nayana Trivedi
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NO….: BUMPS are:Taste buds most likely. Cold and Sore throat: URI, gargle with salt and warm water, try "Advil cold and sinus" medicine for symptomatic relief and Ginger tea/Steam Inhalation for other home remedies. If not better in 24 hours call us on HT prime or contact your doctor. ...Read more

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