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I have little red bumps under my tongue on the base of the mouth. Allergies have been bad. Are these little bumps cause for concern ?

I have little red bumps under my tongue on the base of the mouth. Allergies have been bad. Are these little bumps cause for concern ?

Allergies: What are you taking for your " allergies that have been bad" ?
the bumps are probably from inflammation but you should see your doctor to rule out any infection. ...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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I just had a food allergy and now I have bumps on back of tongue I that normal?

I just had a food allergy and now I have bumps on back of tongue I that normal?

Depends: There are an assortment of normal "bumps" or papillae located in the tongue.The most prominent are located in a row near the back or root of the tongue (vallate papilla), while others on the side and surface are rarely notices. ...Read more

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Bumps on your tongue and sore throat linked to allergies?

Bumps on your tongue and sore throat linked to allergies?

Very likely: This are sings of an allergic reaction to meds or foods.
Keep hydrated and take otc antihistamine meds., see a doctor asap if condition worsened ...Read more

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My girlfriend has bumps on the back of her tongue. Her allergy dr said they're from post nasal drip. Any way to get rid of them when they flare up?

My girlfriend has bumps on the back of her tongue. Her allergy dr said they're from post nasal drip. Any way to get rid of them when they flare up?

Treat postnatal drip: By controlling the postnasal drip with appropriate meds (e.g. Intranasal steroid spray and/or intranasal antihistamine spray, oral antihistamines) the bumps should resolve. There is no therapy which can treat the tongue directly. ...Read more

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I have swollen taste buds on the back of my tongue. Also chronic sinus issues, but bumps are new. They're not painful, normal tongue color. Allergies?

I have swollen taste buds on the back of my tongue. Also chronic sinus issues, but bumps are new. They're not painful, normal tongue color. Allergies?

Unrelated: Not itching and thus unlikely to be from allergies.
If they don't go away after 2 weeks or get worse , see your doctor since they do not appear to pose any immediate danger. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of throat? Is it normal? Is because of allergies?n I also have red bumps all the way back of my tongue .

Red bumps on back of throat? Is it normal? Is because of allergies?n I also have red bumps all the way back of my tongue .

Possibly: Red bumps in the back of the throat or "cobblestoning"
are lymphoid patches and is a normal response of the immune system probably to post nasal drip from the sinuses +/- allergies. Most likely the bumps on the back of your tongue are actually specialized taste buds and are normal. Most people never notice them. ...Read more

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Found red bumps&white coating on very back of tongue. spicy food?Seasonal Allergies?Oral STD? I've had spicy food,weather has changed,maybe STD? :(

Found red bumps&white coating on very back of tongue. spicy food?Seasonal Allergies?Oral STD? I've had spicy food,weather has changed,maybe STD? :(

Tongue papillae?: Everyone has a row of 7-12 large (2-3 mm) papillae across the back of the tongue, called circumvallate papillae, perhaps what you have noticed. Google it for photos to compare. Entirely normal, not caused by any of the things you mention. No STD is a likely cause of any kind of painless bumps in the moth. But since STDs are on your mind, you're probably at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swelling (bumps) on gums, roof mouth and tongue. Itch and burn. Occurs during allergy season. Can these be symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome?

Swelling (bumps) on gums, roof mouth and tongue. Itch and burn. Occurs during allergy season. Can these be symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome?

Yes: moderate to severe oral allergy syndrome can result in some oral swelling. severe cases can even cause anaphylaxis. it is always important to understand the combination of environmental and food sensitivities contributing to the symptoms and to find out if carrying epinephrine is advisable. ...Read more

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I have irregular sized bumps (5 or 6) on the back of my tongue, that are pinkish & 1 is as long as about an inch, 1 is very small. I also have a sore throat & allergies. Should i be concerned(cancer)?

I have irregular sized bumps (5 or 6) on the back of my tongue, that are pinkish & 1 is as long as about an inch, 1 is very small. I also have a sore throat & allergies. Should i be concerned(cancer)?

Probably not: Bumps on the back of your tongue are common. These papillae grow to different sizes. They can be affected by allergies or irritated causing to enlarge. They may not be associated with your sore throat. Cancer in mouth can be found on the tongue but more common on sides of tongue. Tell your dentist your concern. The doctor can examine site and render a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I feel a hard bump on the roof of my mouth and i get this every year. Is it from allergies. It hurts to press on it.

I feel a hard bump on the roof of my mouth and i get this every year. Is it from allergies. It hurts to press on it.

Need to see: Have a dentist look at this. Hard bumps don't generally come and go. This may be something that needs treatment. ...Read more

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I have a couple painless red bumps on the roof of my mouth. I have allergies so I thought it could be that. But it's been over 24 hours now.

I have a couple painless red bumps on the roof of my mouth. I have allergies so I thought it could be that. But it's been over 24 hours now.

Consult your dentist: I would advise you to have the red bumps on the roof of the mouth examined by the dentist, to find out the source of the bumps to determine what treatment is necessary, if any. ...Read more

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What could a small, itchy, and sore bump on the roof of my mouth towards the back be? My allergies have been really bad lately too, if that helps.

Allergies vs. virus: Considering your allergies have been acting up, that sore bump could easily be an area of allergic inflammation on the soft palate. It could also be part of a mild viral infection that's affecting your throat and palate. I recommend considering allergy treatment with an antihistamine like Zyrtec, (cetirizine) while rinsing with warm salt water twice daily. Give it a week and it should be better! ...Read more

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Redness, itchy, & bumps around my mouth? Could it be ffrom hydrocortisone allergy?

Redness, itchy, & bumps around my mouth? Could it be ffrom hydrocortisone allergy?

Perioral dermatitis: Yes, this can be caused by steroids, or it can be caused by other substances, like toothpaste, cosmetics, shave cream, etc. Here's a website by doctors: http://fromyourdoctor.Com/topic.Do?Title=perioral+dermatitis&t=2102 this website is written by patients, not doctors, but it has some good ideas. Check it out and then see your doc if you need more help: http://www.Epinions.Com/content_966500484? ...Read more

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Possible causes for dry/bumps on tongue?

Possible causes for dry/bumps on tongue?

Dry tongue from?: Mouth breathing? Dehydration? Some medications? Some medical conditions? See your dentist and physician for a check-up and e-valuation. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

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

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What are causes of purple bumps on side of tongue?

They may be normal: See your dentist for a clinical examination to see if your require treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause for having bumps on the side of my tongue?

What is the cause for having bumps on the side of my tongue?

Tongue bumps: Most bumps on the tongue are taste buds and some can become inflamed. Also, if you clench your teeth at night you may see a scalloped appearance along the border. If this is a new bump, different from the rest, see your dentist to give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue be caused by allergies?

Geographic tongue: The origin of geographic tongue is uncertain, but there is usually no discomfort or other cause for concern. If there are other symptoms, see your dentist. It is usually just something to live with. Keep your tongue clean by brushing it. I have moderate allergies and don't have geographic tongue while my mother had no allergies and did have geographic tongue. ...Read more

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I have bumps at the back of my tongue do herpes cause this?

Taste Buds: Everyone has bumps on the back of their tongue. They are a special type of taste buds. ...Read more

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Is geographic tongue caused by what your eating such as an allergy?

Mystery: Geographic tongue is quite often a mystery that may appear after stress, meds, supplements, nutrition, etc. It is usually no a problem unless pain occurs where some rinses may help. ...Read more

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What causes the back of your tongue to be raised and orange and have bumps?

What causes the back of your tongue to be raised and orange and have bumps?

Might be normal: You really need to be seen for a useful answer to this question. If the bumps are arranged in a 'v; shape on the far back of the top surface of your tongue, they could just be taste buds. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue is shedding skin and there are a few big bumps on it what has caused this to happen?

The back of my tongue is shedding skin and there are a few big bumps on it what has caused this to happen?

Normal: Dead taste buds will shed. Bumps are specific type of taste bud. Scrape clean your tongue while brushing.....it will be ok. If oral sex is an issue.......it is a different ball game. ...Read more

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What causes bumps to appear on your tongue?

Normal: Normally the surface of your tongue is covered with papillae. About 2/3 of the way back there are other shaped structures back there. Sometimes areas drop down and you see areas with smooth borders which looked to doctors like a map - hence the term geographic tongue. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more