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What is foliate papillae?

What is foliate papillae?

Part of tongue: Folate (folic acid) papilla are located on the sides and towards the back of your tongue. You need to pull out your tongue to see them. They are not taste buds, but they are covered with taste buds. The name comes because they are supposed to look like leaves of a book on its side. ...Read more

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Foliate papillae pain in right side of tongue had it years ago but went away now back.left side fine. What would cause this?

Foliate papillae pain in right side of tongue had it years ago but went away now back.left side fine. What would cause this?

Pain: From trauma, burn, neurologic disorder, GERD, infection, and a host of other possibilities. Please see an Oral Surgeon or an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Non-visable, painless swollen foliate papillae on one side . May have gotten worse. Been prodding it a lot, could that have irritated it?. Worried....

Non-visable, painless swollen foliate papillae on one side . May have gotten worse. Been prodding it a lot, could that have irritated it?. Worried....

Tongue pain/swelling: Do you feel a bump in your tongue? Did you bite it.? Tell your pcp md. I think it is irritated, the question is from what - infection, inflammation, B12 deficiency, or tumor the top causes. Pain is bad as means big enough to pinch nerves along the way. See your dentist or dental surg or ENT or pcp md if not getting better. If any nodes in neck are sore and if you had a cough or cold, tell md. ...Read more

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Foliate papillae that is on the side of the tongue. I have one that is dark redish black pretty far back on one side. Did not bite it or change diet. ?

Foliate papillae that is on the side of the tongue. I have one that is dark redish black pretty far back on one side. Did not bite it or change diet. ?

Tricky to say: wihtout seeing it, it's pretty tricky. One of the pappilae being different from the others is a bit unusual. Discoloration of the tongue from food or post-nasal drip isn't that unusual. Tumor, small burn or food reaction.... ...Read more

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Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I send a picutre for my swollen foliate papillae on my right side.

How do I send a picutre for my swollen foliate papillae on my right side.

Healthtap Basic: You asked this question on HealthTap Basic which is the site for medical education. Photographs can be sent when using HealthTap Concierge or Prime. ...Read more

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Hi there, can foliate papillae become cancerous??? Mine are swollen and inflamed many thanks .....

Hi there, can foliate papillae become cancerous???  Mine are swollen and inflamed many thanks .....

This isn't: Nobody knows why these get inflamed. Some folks have them turn red, swell up and hurt. This isn't cancer but it can be annoying. Ask your physician about mouthwash, hygiene measures, maybe hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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Is the foliate papillae on both sides of tongue and is everyone's different because mines are red small bumps?

Is the foliate papillae on both sides of tongue and is everyone's different because mines are red small bumps?

Fungiform are pink: They are located on the front two-thirds of the tongue on both sides. they look a bit like a small mushrooms and red-pink in color. Respectfully. ...Read more