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Doctor insights on: Causes Of My Tongue Spots

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What might cause weird spots to appear on my tongue?

What might cause weird spots to appear on my tongue?

Geographic tongue: You are probably referring to a condition called "geographic tongue" or migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition, due to personal variation. It leaves splotchy areas that look like a map, and actually move around over time. No treatment is needed, nor is there anything that can be done. You tongue will just have extra character! ...Read more

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Dark spots and white bumps on underside of tongue, what could be the causes or conditions?

Many things: This could be thrush or normal pigmantation or something else go to your dentist and havehim or her take a look. ...Read more

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Can HPV cause bevelled spots on the side of the tongue?

Ask your doctor: Were you perhaps blessed with prominent foliate / fungiform taste buds in this location? If they're symmetric, this is probably what you're seeing. ...Read more

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What causes these spots at back of tongue and mouth?

What causes these spots at back of tongue and mouth?

Taste buds: More than likely what you are seeing are the folate (folic acid) papilla, a type of taste bud on the very back surface of your tongue. The are larger and more pronounced than those on the front of your tongue. Of course without a picture, we have no idea what you are talking about. I would have your dentist evaluate the spots to rule out any pathology. ...Read more

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What are causes of spots at back of tongue and mouth?

Hard to tell: Without seeing your tongue it is hard to determine what is going on. It could be normal or some sort of condition needing treatment. I would suggest seeing a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause spots at the back of the tongue and mouth?

What can cause spots at the back of the tongue and mouth?

See a dentist: The spots on tongue can be a harmless coating on the mouth, but they can also be the sign of a more serious condition. Some conditions also may require further assessment, tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...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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What would cause side of tongue to be sore and have white spots?

What would cause side of tongue to be sore and have white spots?

Hard to Say: Do you have a habit of biting your tongue? Did you traumatize that side of your tongue recently? How long has this been going on? It can be trauma, oral cancer, auto-immune disease (ie. Erosive lichen planus), etc... See your dentist soon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause my jaws to have white spots and tongue to have edgy spots and a feeling of burning?

What could cause my jaws to have white spots and tongue to have edgy spots and a feeling of burning?

Thrush: I'm not sure what you mean by "jaws", but white spots in the mouth with burning sensation frequently means a yeast infection of mouth and or throat. The risk of getting them increases with treatment with antibiotics or prednisone, in diabetics and other people with decreased immunity. This is treated with Nystatin mouth rinses, Clotrimazole lozenges, or Fluconazole pills for 14 days. ...Read more

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I have a white tongue. What can cause this? And towards the back/middle is 2 red spots that hurt a little what's going on?

Many Possibilities: This could be caused by many things, some benign and not serious while others need to be looked at by a general dentist or oral surgeon. Speak to your dentist and have take a look. Then you can get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more