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I Have White Parts On My Tongue
White tongue: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I have white spots on the inside of my cheek I first noticed them yesterday on my tongue but now they have gone on my tongue and reappeared.What is it?
See a doctor: If this is a bump went away in a week, then usually you do not need to worry. If possible, check with your physician or dentist for further evaluation if it did not get well. ...Read more
I kiss a woman and i seen a bump on her tongue now I have bumps on the back of my tongue bumps on my tongue?
Normal papillae?: They may be normal papillae or taste buds. Unfortunately we can't see them or diagnose them over the internet. If you want to know for sure, you will have to see your dentist for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more
Painful spots tongue: Lets so 2nd opinion and I can look at them. ...Read more
I have a swollen lip with dark red spots on the inside of my lip my throat hurts and I have whitr stuff on my tonsils...Help?
See a doctor: This cannot be diagnosed without being seen. Go and have this diagnosed and treated professionally. ...Read more
I have what looks like blisters on the back of my toung. And my throat slightly hurts. They are red. With a slight white coating on my toung.
Clean, rinse.: Some of this lesions are temporary and go away if you clean and use antibiotic rinses (mouth wash). Could be fungus infection needing anti fungal medicine. Wait some 7 days and consult a dentist or a ENT specialist. Remember to brush (scrape) your tongue for a better result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bumps on the back of my tongue: There are many things that can make your tongue sore or cause painful tongue bumps, including: Biting or scalding. Accidentally biting your tongue or scalding it on something straight out of the oven can result in a sore tongue until the damage heals. Grinding or clenching the teeth can also irritate the sides of the tongue and cause it to become painful. Smoking. Smoking can irritate the tongue and make it sore. Mouth ulcers. Many people will develop mouth ulcers on the tongue at some point in their life. The cause is unknown, although they can be worse during periods of heightened stress. Burning tongue syndrome or burning mouth syndrome. Some post- menopausal women develop this syndrome, which makes the tongue feel as if it has been burned. Enlarged papillae. If one or more of your taste buds becomes inflamed or irritated, it can swell and form a painful bump on your tongue. Certain medical conditions. Medical conditions, including diabetes and anaemia, can have a sore tongue as a symptom. Oral cancer. Although most sore tongues are nothing to worry about, you should consult a doctor or dentist if you have a lump or sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within a week or two. Many oral cancers don't hurt in the early stages, so don't assume a lack of pain means nothing is wrong. A viral infection such as hand, foot and mouth disease in children. Median rhomboid glossitis yeast infection. Glossopharyngeal neuralgiatongue pain from nerve irritation. Behçet's disease causing inflammation of the blood vessels. Pemphigus vulgaris causing painful blisters. Moeller's glossitis inflammation of the tongue. Some medication. ...Read more
Hi, I have red patches and white bumps or spots on the roof of my mouth, it hurts super bad when my tongue touches the red part, also my ears hurt?
New problem?: If these symptoms are new, it sounds like you may have a throat infection. Inflammation of the tissues in the throat can lead to referred ear pain also. If you are having fevers, are unable to swallow, or pain is increasing I would see your physician for evaluation and to rule out a strep infection that would require antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a breakout of white painful spots with red outlines on my chapped lips, on the back of my throat on my gums and on my tongue. What should I do?
I have large white bumps in the back of my toung, myques. Is the bumps are almost covering my whole toung, i brush my toung an it hurts terrible
Brown spots?: This would have to be personally clinically seen. It may be normal pigmentation or perhaps something else. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Possible you could: Have an infection. Consult with your physician. Make sure youre brushing your tongue daily as part of your normal oral hygiene routine as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Anatomy normal: The top of people's tongues can be different colors. White coatings can come from something that you ate, or a product that you are using. The red bumps on the back of your tongue may the normal appearance of taste buds called cirumvallate papilla. If you have any concerns at all, i would recommend seeing a dentist for an evaluation as white and red colorings may indicate things out of the norm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red bumps all the way back of tongue. It's painless. I can feel it when I swallow. I also have tiny red bumps on the top layer of my tongue.
Probably normal: Everybody has a row of large (up to 1/8 inch) red bumps across the back of the tongue, called circumvallate papillae (google it for photos). And normal tongue papillae and taste buds could be the "tiny red bumps" you describe. Thefore, I'm guessing nothing is abnormal. But see your doctor or dentist if you remain cocnerned. ...Read more
Really small red dots on my tongue maybe i never noticed but they are at the tip of my tongue also i have had little bumps in the back of my throat?
Tough to say: without a visual of what you are describing. It's very possible that it's a normal condition of the tongue because there are indeed many bumps on the tongue. Sometimes a map-like pattern of reddish spots can occur, called geographic tongue, which is harmless. If you have a fever as well, get checked ASAP to rule out scarlet fever which needs prompt treatment. Have someone take a look either way. ...Read more
Hi, my uvula has an abcsess on it and my tonsils are white and puffy, I've also noticed red spots on the roof of my mouth, what shouls I do?
Go to your Dr.: Go to your Dr. and let him evaluate the infection you obviously have. ...Read more
Have large bumps on my tongue as well as white patches and parts of my tounge have began to lose some of the taste buds. Could it be?
Bumps on tongue: To make an accurate diagnosis, this needs to be seen visually, and requires additional information. Call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more
Thick White coat on my tongue for years. Some parts look pealed (completely exposing the pink color of tongue), but the pattern changes daily. So i guess it takes less than 24 hours for a new thick white coat to develop. Cause?
White tongue : Probably normal. Brush gently with your tooth brush. Drink plenty of water ...Read more
Can an yung adult get thrush? My tongue fills soft n theres patches parts is pink other parts is another color not white thoe back of throar alil sore
Oral thrush in adult: Adults with intact immune system do not normaly get thrush on the tongue.From your description it seems you have some oyher condition of your tongue and you need to consult your doctor.You can get this kind of tongue fron anemia, some vitamine deficiency, related to certain foods and certain medications.So consult your medical doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My tongue has like a cut or a little bump that hurts when I try to touch it or when it I let touch my teeth or any parts inside my mouth. What is it? Please help. Thank you.
No white spots,ulcers,swelling,lump but occasional pain or burning sensation in different parts of the tongue.why?
Can orajel be used for a burned tongue? I have developed a sore spot on my tongue, possibly from a burn. Can I use orajel for the pain, or is it only for the other parts of the mouth?
Can orajel be used for a burned tongue? I have developed a sore spot on my tongue, possibly from a burn. Can i use
orajel for the pain, or is it only for the other parts of the mouth?
Hello, : Hello, some people do apply orajelÂ® to the tongue. The danger is if your tongue becomes numb, you could very easily bite it and thus injure it more. The other problem is if you had an allergic reaction, your tongue could swell. Cough drops that contain Benzocaine or menthol would also provide some numbing action. For an acute burn, consider dipping your tongue in very cold water or sucking gently on a popsicle. Yogurt with active cultures can be helpful. Please do not put adult orajelÂ® on a babyâ€™s tongue. Do not use adult orajelÂ® for babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small red dots on roof of my mouth toward the back of my throat. My mouth is dry and tongue is red with white coating in parts. My throat hurts?
Not normal: The symptoms you described sound like thrush, a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue, also called oral candidiasis. Oral candidiasis can be treated with topical anti-fungal drugs, such as nystatin, miconazole, gentian violet or amphotericin b. Topical therapy is given as an oral suspension which is washed around the mouth and then swallowed by the patient. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red itchy bumbs on different parts of body, flare up when in the shower, sore throat and yellow tongue. Herpes or HIV ?
Rash, sore throat: Herpes is typically painful. Onset of HIV is more likely to have flu-like symptoms, but it does show up with all sorts of symptoms. Please see your doctor or health department for comprehensive STI testing and prevention, just as a general precaution. Your symptoms are probably due to something more common, could be strep. Please have strep test, too. ...Read more
Bacterial Spread: One theory suggests poor oral hygiene leads to more bacterial growth in the mouth which can enter our bloodstream through the gums. These bacteria can then deposit in blood vessels and cause hardening of the arteries, clots, and damage from our body's own immune response to bacteria in the blood (inflammation, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is white flaky stuff on chin and around mouth especially when beard grows? When scratched feels like clear liquid. Falls from face in small parts
At the end of my mouth there are two parts like honey comb sometimes few white cream apear on them with bad smell that i remove n wash my mouth?Sos?
Tonsil stones: At the back of the throat are structures called tonsils. They may look like pink golf balls, but are more like a head of cauliflower with crypts that can trap bits of food, debris and bacteria. On occasion, calcifications ("tartar" like on teeth) or infections can develop in these crypts. All infections smell bad. Gargling with salt water or listerine may help, but sometimes you need to see a doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have only heard of herpes on the genitals or the mouth. Can it appear on other parts of the body, even the chest area?
I noticed parts around my mouth got swollen and kinda hurt. Only thing i ate was brazil nuts. Is it a possible allergic reaction that i had?
Possible but: In the absence of itching, allergy is less likely. If you must eat brazil nut again in the future, consider consulting an allergist who can confirm or disprove this link for you. ...Read more
Upper bite line is swollen inside cheeks, it feels a bit sore, rough and has a weird distinct taste from other parts of my mouth. what is this?
Red blotchy parts on the sides of my mouth, caused by applying nair, it's been a full day. Should I apply neosporin and how long until it goes away?
Can you give any guess as to what is causing my horizontal bone loss in parts of my mouth? Non-smoker, per visits 4 x's year, good oral hygiene.
Periodontal disease: There are many factors that contribute to bone loss around your teeth for example: smoking diabetes poor oral hygiene stress heredity crooked teeth underlying immuno-deficiencies fillings that are defective taking medications that cause dry mouth bridges that don't fit properly female hormonal changes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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