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Bumps On The Back Of Your Tounge
Most likely normal: The tongue normally has taste buds also called papillae. The largest ones are on the back of the tongue. The only way to be 100% sure that it's all normal is to have a dentist actually take a look. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have bumps on the back of your tounge and swollen tonsils the bumps seem to be symmetrical and I have a white bump on my tonsil
Normal: The symmetrical bumps in the back of your tongue are probably normal taste buds. The white bump on your tonsil is probably debris caught in the crevice of your tonsil or infection. ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read more
Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning. Had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves, itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. Hu?
Need to identify: What the bump is what is the type of rash on the calves -to recommend treatment. Dermatological evaluation would help with that. ...Read more
Bumps in tongue: Sorry but that has to be seen by a dr. I would sugest you to see an ENT (ear, nose, throat specialist. If you are a smoker there are changes for tumors or cancer in the tongue or mouth. Other possibilities are simple glossitis or inflammation, yeast, other fungal infections, abscesses. ...Read more
Probable taste buds: These are probably taste buds and should be there. It is always good to check with your dentist to be sure they are normal. They should appear the same on both sides of your tongue. ...Read more
they are far back on the top of the tongue they most likely are the taste buds that taste bitter foods/things.
The best thing to do is see a dentist for their opinion. ...Read more
The most usual: Situation for patients that notice bumps on the back of the tongue is that they are seeing circumvallate papilla. They are the largest of the normal bumps on the tongue at the very back. They can become irritated on occasion and you might notice them more easily. If the bumps have become more noticeable and don't resolve in a few days, consult w your dentist. ...Read more
Yes: The larger bumps in the back of the tongue forming a row are called the circumvallate papillae. They are one of the structures that provide taste. ...Read more
Lingual tonsils: Raised areas at the base of tongue (behind the curvature of tongue) are a normal variant of lymphatic tissue, like tonsils and adenoids. In fact they are called lingual tonsils and help form a protective ring of lymphatics in throat like immigration checkpoint against invading bacteria and viruses. They can cause snoring and sleep apnea. If recently enlarged then can be a sign of disease. ...Read more
Taste buds\papillae: The tongue normally has taste buds also called papillae. The largest ones are on the back of the tongue. The only way to be 100% sure that it's all normal is to have a dentist actually take a look. ...Read more
Tongue bumps: Bumps on the tongue in most cases are just normal taste buds. Sizes vary depending on the location. If you feel that some bumps are new or have become larger than a visit with your dentist is a recommended first choice for evaluation. ...Read more
Could be normal: Some of the taste buds on the tongue can be more prominent than others. Many people just don't look very often to see what is normal for them. Of course, some bumps could be abnormal. Check with your dentist to see. ...Read more
Bumps on tongue: Bumps on the back of your tongue are likely taste buds or just the natural condition of your tongue! Strep can manifest with spots on the back of your throat or tonsils. ...Read more
Tongue: Hello. What I believe you are seeing is just a normal variation of a healthy tongue. Your tongue requires adequate saliva for hydration, taste, speech (tongue movement) and swallowing food. Remember to drink adequate fluids and add more water in the winter months. Brushing your tongue is important but it doesn't sound like thrush. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
Get checked?: If you have not had your dentist look at it, do it! It may be as simple as inflamed taste buds, or for that matter they may be normal you just never noticed them before. If your general dentist does not know he can refer you to an oral surgeon for a closer look. ...Read more
The surface of: The tongue is covered with papilla (which can resemble bumps). They are your taste buds. They can vary in size. If they are painful please consult with your dentist. Brushing your tongue as part of your oral hygiene regimen is beneficial. Hope this helps. ...Read more
We all have: Lumps on the back of our tongue. They are called papilla and usually are not noticeable except when inflamed. If the are sore/irritated see your pcp for a look at your throat and to check. It would be rare if these bumps are not these papilla. ...Read more
Normal??: There is a chevron of taste buds at the back of the tongue which sometimes get irritated. They usually run a course of 5 to 10 days of irritation and then get better. However the side off the tongue (way in the back) has different tissue. There is tonsillary tissue on the side of the tongue and that gets irritated for a whole different reason. Either way 5-10 days and you should feel better. ...Read more
Taste can be affected by sinus/ nasal congestion or allergies. See your physician
bumps on the back of the tongue are bigger towards the back normally. ...Read more
Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds. Without seeing you, however, it is impossible to know if there is an issue requiring treatment. At the very least get a tongue scraper and see if it cleans up at all. ...Read more
Tonight I noticed bumps on the back of my tongue and I wanted to know could you help me with what's wrong?
May be nothing:
Do you have any symptoms? Small bumps on the back of the tongue are normal. Unless it is causing pain or difficulty in swallowing, it is likely a normal issue that you did not notice earlier.
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I'm worried about these small painless bumps on the back of my tongue what could be the problem? Please help
They may be taste buds. Can't tell over the internet.
Have your dentist or physician take a look. ...Read more
I just noticed that I have huge bumps on the back of my tongue. They have never been there before. Nervous as to what it is?
Taste buds: Not to worry. Those are taste buds. Look up circumvallate papillae and you will see for yourself. Most people don't know about them but they've been there your entire life. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have raised bumps on the back of your tongue? These bumbs have been there for atleast 2 yrs. They haven't become any bigger, they remain the same size.
Depends: Could be normal anatomy. There are large swellings there called "circumvalate papallae". See a dentist for proper evaluation. ...Read more
A few things: There are normal bumps on the back of the tongue called taste buds. Sometimes they can become inflamed but this resolves in less than 2 weeks. To be safe, have a dentist or an oral surgeon examine your tongue. ...Read more
I was just wondering what the bumps on the back of my tounge are? When I swallow I feel like a weird sensation on the back of my thought.
Taste buds?: They are most likely taste buds and normal, but you will have to have your own dentist take a look just to make sure it is nothing else. ...Read more
I saw a quick glimpse of a few bumps on the back of my tongue. They were of varying sizes and not in a row but a group. Is this normal or Herpes?
Not herpes: The location suggests circumvallate papillae, but as you seem to know, those usually are in a row across the back of the tongue. For sure not herpes unless they turn into open sores within a day and very painful. My guess is nothing is abnormal, but see your doctor or dentist if you remain concerned. ...Read more
You cant: I think you are referring the the circumvalate papillae. They are normal taste buds. ...Read more
I kiss a woman and I seen a bump on her tongue now I have bumps on the back of my tongue bumps on my tongue?
Normal papillae?: They may be normal papillae or taste buds. Unfortunately we can't see them or diagnose them over the internet. If you want to know for sure, you will have to see your dentist for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more
I have small bumps on the back of my tongue and are not painful. I am getting through a cold. Could this be related? Maybe an allergic reaction?
Could be: It can be related to a cold, or it may be the normal large bumps that can occur and you just noticed. There can be some other causes so you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have bumps on the back of my tounge and idont know what it is I went to the doctor bout 2 yrs ago and they said I have herpes but I don't know if the?
Bumps on tongue: If the bumps are always there, and far back on the tongue in regular patterns, then they are your taste buds. You can google an image to compare. Herpes doesn't usually happen inside the mouth, and the sores don't stay permanently. Herpes sores heal up and go away after a few days (like cold sores on your lips). ...Read more
Bumpy tongue: There are several types of taste buds the largest being circumvallate papilla located on the back portion of the toongue, they are normal and nothing to worry about. There can be from 8-12 of them and they can give us bitter and sweet taste sensation. ...Read more
Anatomy normal: The top of people's tongues can be different colors. White coatings can come from something that you ate, or a product that you are using. The red bumps on the back of your tongue may the normal appearance of taste buds called cirumvallate papilla. If you have any concerns at all, I would recommend seeing a dentist for an evaluation as white and red colorings may indicate things out of the norm. ...Read more
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