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Can you get pimples on your tongue?

Can you get pimples on your tongue?

No: You cannot get a traditional "pimple" on your tongue like on your skin. A pimple on the skin is a blocked oil gland or pore which has become infected with bacteria. The tongue does not have oil glands or pores, so it doesn't get pimples. However, there are all sorts of other lumps and bumps which can form on the tongue (but not pimples). If you have something, get it checked by a dentist or ent. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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What causes white pimple on tongue and how can I get rid of it?

What causes white pimple on tongue and how can I get rid of it?

Mucocele: Could be a mucocele. Underneath the tongue is a very common place for them and it may be rupturing after a few days looking like an ulcer. Mucoceles are caused by an obstructed or ruptured salivary gland duct, hence clear fluid within. Some mucoceles spontaneously resolve on their own after a short time. Others are chronic and requmucire removal through minimally invasive sx or the use of a laser. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get a white pimple on my tongue frenulum.After 1-2 days it dissapears but after a few days it may reappear(in the same spot).no pain?

Sometimes i get a white pimple on my tongue frenulum.After 1-2 days it dissapears  but after a few days it may reappear(in the same spot).no pain?

See your dentist and: Get it checked out. Hopefully it's nothing, but they can work this up further, if they have to. Better to be safe than sorry. They'll know more by examining it closely to see what it is. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a white bump on my tongue. It looks like a pimple. I usually get them occasionally. I tried to pop it but nothing. What is it? Why do I get it

I have a white bump on my tongue. It looks like a pimple. I usually get them occasionally. I tried to pop it but nothing. What is it? Why do I get it

Depends: Depends on location, duration, exact size. You really need to have an examination the next time it occurs. Watch your diet, hygiene , medications, any pain? Seek care for this to determine what it really is. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a pimple on your tongue?

Is it possible to get a pimple on your tongue?

Yes, it is: Hard to say what it is. If it does not resolve itself in two weeks, see your dentist. ...Read more

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I always get pimple under my tongue, what can be the cause of it? Usually one at a time, approx 1-2mm in diameter, afrer days it turns into an ulcer.

I always get pimple under my tongue, what can be the cause of it? Usually one at a time, approx 1-2mm in diameter, afrer days it turns into an ulcer.

Mucocele: Could be a mucocele. Underneath the tongue is a very common place for them and it may be rupturing after a few days looking like an ulcer. Mucoceles are caused by an obstructed or ruptured salivary gland duct, hence clear fluid within. Some mucoceles spontaneously resolve on their own after a short time. Others are chronic and requmucire removal through minimally invasive sx or the use of a laser. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more