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Doctor insights on: Coughing With Red Spots On The Tongue

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Red spots on roof of mouth, back of tongue, and throat. Arch is pastly white, painful to swallow, when cough throat hurts. Need relief asap.

Red spots on roof of mouth, back of tongue, and throat. Arch is pastly white, painful to swallow, when cough throat hurts. Need relief asap.

To doc: This could be strep throat which it is CRUCIAL to treat. Go to a doc today and get seen. If a rapid strep test is done and negative, make sure you ask them to do a culture. Rapid tests can have false negatives 10-30% of the time and a Culture should be done to be sure you don't have it. Feel better soon! The kindest docs will swab with both swabs at once, and send the culture only if rapid neg. ...Read more

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My tongue is slightly painful at the left side on the back and has little red spots. Could this be herpes?

My tongue is slightly painful at the left side on the back and has little red spots. Could this be herpes?

Sore tongue: There are numerous possibilities and there is no way to be sure without more information and a visual examination. If the spots and pain last longer than 7-10 days, see your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having irritation and small red spots on my tongue and large at the back from 3 days.. What this could be.?

I am having irritation and small red spots on my tongue and large at the back from 3 days.. What this could be.?

Normal variation: Depending your food, food habit....these variations occur. Try "dahi" for few days. If any chance of throat infection......appropriate antibiotic will help. ...Read more

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I have a few red spots in the middle of my tongue and its white all around. I cleaned my tongue today and it started bleeding. What could it be? Could it be dangerous?

I have a few red spots in the middle of my tongue and its white all around. I cleaned my tongue today and it started bleeding. What could it be? Could it be dangerous?

Possibly: Lesions that have not been determined benign or a normal part of your anatomy need to be evaluated, in person, by a doctor that can examine you. Without your medical history, including info on smoking, drinking, medications you might be on, age, etc it is impossible to tell what this may be. Have yourself examined by your physician or dentist to be sure what caused those lesions. All the best.. ...Read more

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I havd red spots on my tongue and large ones on the back of it, what could this be?

I havd red spots on my tongue and large ones on the back of it, what could this be?

Taste Buds: Provided that these bumps are not a symptom of underlying disease, i.e. There is no pain, swelling, bleeding, burning sensation, or discomfort of any kind, they are taste buds. The major test buds are in the posterior part of the tongue. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a white tongue with red spots be anxiety?

Please tell me, could a white tongue with red spots be anxiety?

White tongue with re: Not likely. It is probably nothing to worry about. This is probably just elongated papilla that means that you just have to brush your teeth and your tongue. Eat a lot of fruits and veggies good luck. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more