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Coughing With Red Spots On The Tongue
Cough n cold 4m 2 weeks. Doc said severe chest congestion. Hvng medic from 2 weeks. Now I noticed red spots on back of my tongue. What can be the reso?
Red spots: Spots may be result of your viral infection. Use salt water garglesm to jrelieve pain. ...Read more
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
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
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
The tip of my tounge is red, there are some other small red spots along the top of the tounge, no pain, what could this be? Is it bad?
Glossitis: Tongue inflammation-multiple causes. Usually resolves by itself- if not improved in 1 week, get it checked by your physician. ...Read more
My tongue is slightly painful at the left side on the back and has little red spots. Could this be herpes?
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
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
I am having irritation and small red spots on my tongue and large at the back from 3 days. What this could be.?
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?
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
Could this be geographic tongue? Our seven year old son has had a clump of what looks like red spots develop near the back of his tongue. He says they don't hurt at all, but looking at it, I'm a little worried. Geographic tongue seems harmless, and this l
Normal: It is likely fungiform papillae: taste buds on the back of the tongue: normal. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have like a few red spots on my soft palate and white on the back of my tongue (never preformed oral sex) what could this be and what can I do?
Please consult: With a dentist or oral surgeon for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more
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