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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)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I have had a sore throat, fatigue, white coating on tongue with red spots and a cough. Sore throat has disappeared but others remained for 8+ weeks.

I have had a sore throat, fatigue, white coating on tongue with red spots and a cough. Sore throat has disappeared but others remained for 8+ weeks.

See your doctor: Without knowing your medical history and medication use, hard to tell for sure what this is. Best to see your doctor and test whether the white coating on your tongue is thrush, a type of fungal infection. May need treatment for this. It is a long time to be experiencing fatigue and have this coating and cough. Need blood tests and a physical exam to assess reason. Please see your doctor soon. ...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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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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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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Why do my tongue have red spots on it?

Why do my tongue have red spots on it?

Needs to be seen: This is mayor may not be normal. Without actually being able to see what you describe, we have no way of knowing which one it is. Have you dentist take a look at it. ...Read more

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What are these tiny red spots undernath tongue don't hurt?

What are these tiny red spots undernath tongue don't hurt?

Normal anatomy.: They most likely are normal anatomy. Get a good friend or family member willing to let you look and using a flashlight, look at that spot in their mouth. It should look similar. If it looks completely different than your red spots, see a dentist and let him/her look. ...Read more

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I have 2 red spots on both sides of side of my tounge its near the back 2 spots are all most in same spot as other side one side bumps feal rough other side are soft?

Depends on history: Depends on history: if you have a history of smoking/ chewing tobacco or family history of oral cancer, you should see an ENT. It could be a normal variation as well but best to see PCP first to be sure. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my tongue?

Taste buds: Could be irritated taste buds from spicy or too hot foods. ...Read more

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What are these red spots on my tongue?

What are these red spots on my tongue?

Many things: Red spots on the tongue can be caused by many things, including a B12 deficiency, an infection, asthma or some oral cancers. Have a dentist do an oral cancer screening or see an ENT doctor to evaluate and rule out anything serious. ...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

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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 have red spots on my tongue what does that mean?

I have red spots on my tongue what does that mean?

Red spots on tongue: There are many things that could be causing this, the differential would include vit B12 deficiency, asthma, digestive disorder, stds, trauma to the tongue, scarlet fever, cancer, excessive alcohol intake, excessive spicy foods... Without more of a history it is impossible to say which it is. I would suggest you see your dr for an evaluation and some history and blood work. ...Read more

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Hi doctori have bumps of red spots on my back of the tongue?

Hi doctori have bumps of red spots on my back of the tongue?

Bumps on tongue: This may be the normal appearance of your tongue papillae or lingual tonsils especially if you don't have any symptoms or discomfort. If you smoke, stop. If the bumps are tender or worrisome see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

Could be normal but.: This can be a normal issue with the tongue- may be caused by spicy foods, drinks, meds... But if in doubt, I would see a dentist now while the spots are present ...Read more

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Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Red spots on tongue: May be inflammed taste buds. Doubt infection since they are painless and no other symptoms. You may have also accidentally burned them with hot coffee or tea. Salt water gargles - 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 4 oz warm water - gargle and spit out might help. Good luck ...Read more

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What can I do if my tongue is sore, white, and has red spots. What could this be?

What can I do if my tongue is sore, white, and has red spots. What could this be?

Several causes: The most common causes for this are viral, sensitivity to certain foods or food additives and vitamin deficiencies. Your dentist can help you find the cause and treatment. Schedue an appointment if this doesn't go away or is getting worse. ...Read more

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What could be probable causes of painless red spots on the tongue? Could it be stds?

See your physician.: Painless red spots can be normal anatomy or it can be something else. I can't see your tongue, so see your physician and let him have a look! ...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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I have small red spots under my tounge and my right limphnode is swollen worried I might have cancer?

I have small red spots under my tounge and my right limphnode is swollen worried I might have cancer?

Get a check up: It is unlikely that you have cancer unless there is a distinct lump/mass or growth under the tongue. You should be able to hold it and grab between your two fingers....if that is the case, I would ask you to get a medical check up from your doctor. Also watch the size of the lymph node. It will increase in size in case the growth in your mouth is Cancerous. ...Read more

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I woke up with purplish red spots on top of my tongue and its not painful. I would like to know what it might be

Blood vessel: Due to the color, it may be swollen blood vessel under the surface protruding like a bump or a venus lake which is a swelling caused by bleeding under skin. Many causes like trama, weakness in blood vessel, etc. They generally are not painful or serious. If they get too enlarged, uncomfortable, or cause issues with speech or eating, they can be surgically removed or reduced. ...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

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I've noticed some red spots and swelling over the last few weeks on both sides and on the tip of my tongue and its getting a little bit worse?

Not certain: This could be so many different things. This could be an allergy to things like spices, tartar-control ingredients in toothpaste, cinnamon, etc. It could also be the sign of a vitamin deficiency or other systemic conditions. I'd try to see if they are sore or worsen after eating spicy foods or after certain toothpastes/mouthwashes. It may be a good idea to have your dentist or family doc look. ...Read more

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Had small red spots on the hard pallate and had a red bumps on the tounge, what should I do?

Had small red spots on the hard pallate and had a red bumps on the tounge, what should I do?

Call an oral surgeon: These types of conditions really need to be visualized, and together with a full medical history a diagnosis can be made. Your best bet is to call a local oral surgeon who can examine and advise you. Without this info, the cause of your lesions is only a guess, and that's not what you're looking for. ...Read more

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If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?

If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?

Hard pressed: I'm hard pressed to see a relationship between calcium supplement and the lesions you describe. White and red lesions on pink tissue should be examined if they don't completely dissapear in 10-14 days. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for differential diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of red spots on my tongue and sores in my mouth?

Canker sores: Canker sores or aphthous ulcers cause red spots on the tongue usually surrounding a white center and are found in other areas of the oral cavity. ...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