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I have red dots On my top palate and my tongue is some what white?

I have red dots On my top palate and my  tongue is some what white?

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 more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Help! I have white bumps on the side of my tongue?

Help! I have white bumps on the side of my tongue?

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

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I have bumps on the back of my tongue and i can't taste my food why

I have bumps on the back of my tongue and i can't taste my food why

Bumps Normal: Taste can be affected by sinus/ nasal congestion or allergies..See your physician bumps on the back of the tongue are bigger towards the back normally. ...Read more

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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

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I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

Painful spots tongue: Lets so 2nd opinion and I can look at them. ...Read more

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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 more

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Why do I have small bumps with white spot on the back of my tounge ?

Why do I have small bumps with white spot on the back of my tounge ?

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

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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?

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

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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?

See a doctor: Hard to determine without a clinical exam. Start with your dentist or physician. They may refer you to an ear, nose and throat doctor as well. ...Read more

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Why do I have small brown spots on the roof of my mouth and the inside on my cheek?

Why do I have small brown spots on the roof of my mouth and the inside on my cheek?

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

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My throat hurts and looks white and my tongue also has a white coating on it . What do I have?

My throat hurts and looks white and my tongue also has a white coating on it . What do I have?

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

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My tongue is white and have red bumps on the back of my tongue?

My tongue is white and have red bumps on the back of my tongue?

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I have little red bumps on the tip of my tongue and they really hurt?

I have little red bumps on the tip of my tongue and they really hurt?

Canker sore: or stomatitis aphtosa. See your dentist and get some medications such as an antimicrobial mouth rinse, a corticosteroid ointment. To read more check this. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores?page=1#1 ...Read more

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The tip of my tongue isn't as sensitive to taste compared with other parts of my tongue. Should i be concerned?

Not particularly: Slight variations to sensory perception can exist, not related to anything of concern. You may have less taste buds in that particular area... Or you may be mistaken that that part is less sensitive. ...Read more

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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

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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

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 more

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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.

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.

Examination: Must see lesion to examine and diagnose. Even you called it a "cut" or a "bump," two different things. See A Dentist who can examine the lesion are then discuss appropriate treatment with you. ...Read more

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I can't see any ulcers or lump inside my mouth but different parts of my tongue is paining occasionally and there are small white painless spots ?

Geographic tongue: also called benign migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition characterized by inflammation of the tongue and it usually heals without treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, if concerned. ...Read more

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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 orajel® 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 orajel® on a baby’s tongue. Do not use adult orajel® for babies. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Red itchy bumbs on different parts of body, flare up when in the shower, sore throat and yellow tongue. Herpes or HIV ?

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

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Parts of mouth near throat?

Parts of mouth near throat?

More info plz: Unable to answer question without more information. Need more details to your question! ...Read more

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How might problems in my mouth be linked to health problems in other parts?

How might problems in my mouth be linked to health problems in other parts?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 have only heard of herpes on the genitals or the mouth. Can it appear on other parts of the body, even the chest area?

Yes: Herpes can occur in any area of the body. It is usually passed through the skin or mucosal surfaces of the body and will cause a vesicular eruption on an erythematous base at the site of inoculation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Possibly...: This could possibly be a cold sore. It is very common and usually disappears within 2-3 weeks. Use salt and water to swish and spit in order to relieve symptoms and if it persists beyond that period of time go get it checked. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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