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Inflamed circumvallate papillae for a few months. What could be the reason?

Inflamed circumvallate papillae for a few months. What could be the reason?

Tongue inflammation: Hi, that could be due to Acid reflux, Allergy causing posterior nasal discharge, eating and drinking hot food and drinks, eating spicy food, biting on tongue, Alcohol, smoking and poor dental hygiene. ...Read more

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My friend have circumvallate papillae and she sucked me so I may get infected?

My friend have circumvallate papillae and she sucked me so I may get infected?

Unclear question: We all have circumvallate papillae. That will not cause an infection. If she has other infections, like HSV, HPV, gonorrhea, or syphilis etc, you could get infected. ...Read more

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How long does it take for circumvallate papillae to go away?

How long does it take for circumvallate papillae to go away?

Normal anatomy: Circumvallate papillae are they large taste buds on the tongue. They are a normal anatomical structure of your tongue and do not go away. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What is circumvallate papillae and are they normal? What they do and why they come from? Please

What is circumvallate papillae and are they normal? What they do and why they come from? Please

tongue bumps: On the back of your tongue are several larger bumps than normal taste buds. These are entirely normal and are part of your tasting and digestive apparatus. ...Read more

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Does circumvallate papillae causes cancer?

Does circumvallate papillae causes cancer?

No: Their presence is normal — these taste- bud containing papillae are part of normal anatomy of the tongue. They may become inflamed usually due to viral or bacterial infections. ...Read more

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When will circumvallate papillae on the tongue go away?

When will circumvallate papillae on the tongue go away?

Never: They are your taste buds. If they are inflamed or painful, please see your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can Circumvallate Papillae become large for any other reasons than being sick? I am not sick, and I haven't bitten my tounge... I am a smoker.

Can Circumvallate Papillae become large for any other reasons than being sick? I am not sick, and I haven't bitten my tounge... I am a smoker.

Smoking can cause it: Smoking can irritate your tongue and cause enlargement of the papillae. Canker sores, acid reflux, ulcerative colitis or other cancers of the mouth may cause enlargement as well. It would be good to try to get into a program to help you cut down and quit smoking. ...Read more

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Circumvallate papillae on the tongue right side large as peas its normal or not?

Circumvallate papillae on the tongue right side large as peas its normal or not?

Infection: Circumvallet papilla are larger than other papillas but they should all be the same size. You may have an infection. If there is pain, swelling, fever then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Went to dr for swelling on back of tongue. He said its just my circumvallate papillae are unevenly distributed and bigger on one side. Normal?

Went to dr for swelling on back of tongue. He said its just my circumvallate papillae are unevenly distributed and bigger on one side. Normal?

Perhaps normal: Back of tongue also contains the lingual tonsils which may be asymmetrically enlarged in some cases. Get check out by an ent. ...Read more

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White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "candidiasis, " or what you might call "thrush." that's not something that easily goes away by itself. You should see a dentist & get some medication. More importantly, your dentist needs to rule out other problems which are potentially dangerous. Get help. ...Read more

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Have enlarged circumvallate papillae and is painful whenever I swallow, I smoke weed/tobacco and have thrown up recently want to know what's causing it?

Have enlarged circumvallate papillae and is painful whenever I swallow, I smoke weed/tobacco and have thrown up recently want to know what's causing it?

There are any of: A number of potential causes for your symptoms. It would be reasonable to stop smoking for a few weeks and see if things improve. If not then you should see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Recently I had enlarged circumvallate papillae I've taken antibiotic, did mouthwash and took antibacterial tablets and nothing? I have a weird mouth taste and my mouth is dry most time what'swrong?

Recently I had enlarged circumvallate papillae I've taken antibiotic, did mouthwash and took antibacterial tablets and nothing? I have a weird mouth taste and my mouth is dry most time what'swrong?

Self medication: Self medication is counter-productive and may be dangerous. Enlarged papillae doesn't mean that they are infected (so antibiotic's wrong) or inflamed (so mouthwash's wrong). See professionals, both your Dentist and your Physician. What you think are large papillae may be normal, or may have a physical cause. Weird taste and dry mouth may be due to meds, systemic disease, syndrome. See Pros. ...Read more

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My circumvallate papillae are extremely inflamed and my tongue has a yellow mucus on it. There is also some blisters in my mouth. What could this be?

My circumvallate papillae are extremely inflamed and my tongue has a yellow mucus on it. There is also some blisters in my mouth. What could this be?

Canker sores : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. The cause is unknown. Topical medications otc applied directly, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation. Rec.: if not comfortable see a dentist for soft tissue laser treatment. ...Read more

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I have had recurrent inflamed papillae that move around only tongue the past two months, enlarged circumvallate papillae that do not hurt but I can feel them on the back of my throat and a chronic red throat but again not painful. These inflamed tastebuds

I have had recurrent inflamed papillae that move around only tongue the past two months, enlarged circumvallate papillae that do not hurt but I can feel them on the back of my throat and a chronic red throat but again not painful. These inflamed tastebuds

See your dentist: For further evaluation especially since it had been recurring for over 2 weeks. There is a special oral screening device to determine your condition. Based on the findings, you may need to be referred to as an oral surgeon, an EENT,.depending on the complexity of the case. ...Read more

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Inflamed circumvallate or foliate Papillae that never went away near tongue? What does this mean? It does not bother me at all.

Inflamed circumvallate or foliate Papillae that never went away near tongue? What does this mean? It does not bother me at all.

Papilla: Those papilla are on the tongue itself and can be irritated by different stimuli. Monitor if no bother or see a dentist to evaluate cause and treatment ...Read more

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Is it common to have large papilla in front of the circumvallate line of taste buds?

Is it common to have large papilla in front of the circumvallate line of taste buds?

Hard to say: It is difficult to diagnose without a picture. Circumvalate taste buds are much larger than the filiform or fungiform taste buds. Foliate papillae are mostly on the sides of the tongue. It's not unheard-of to see a difference between the back part of the tongue and the front. If you are concerned, a quick visit to your dentist would be advised! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Noticed I've had swollen "circumvallate papillae" in the back of my throat. Happened after a viral infection but never seemed to go back to normal.?

Noticed I've had swollen "circumvallate papillae" in the back of my throat.  Happened after a viral infection but never seemed to go back to normal.?

Throat: It's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis without additional information and a visual examination.
If you are having swelling that has not subsided after 5-7 days, see your dentist or an ENT specialist for a clinical and visual examination. ...Read more

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I have swollen circumvallate papillae like blisters back of my tongue& Red &yellow sores on soft palate.can't take antibiotics cause im allergic.helpp?

I have swollen circumvallate papillae like blisters back of my tongue& Red &yellow sores on soft palate.can't take antibiotics cause im allergic.helpp?

Treat topically: Knowing what antibiotics that you are allergic to would be helpful. A prescription mouth rinse containing chlorhexidine gluconate may be helpful. An over the counter rinse of kaopectate and benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help. An examination by a dentist or physician is in order! Good luck getting the help you need.! ...Read more

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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My mum 's tongue is covered with white layer that doctors say is fungal. Is she contagious and how?

My mum 's tongue is covered with white layer that doctors say is fungal. Is she contagious and how?

Maybe. 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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How does a cold spread to others if the first person has no fever? My dr.'s nurse said if someone your around has a cold and has no fever it is not contagious. How come then when we are around a family member we catch the cold then? Also, if it start's out

How does a cold spread to others if the first person has no fever? My dr.'s nurse said if someone your around has a cold and has no fever it is not contagious. How come then when we are around a family member we catch the cold then?
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A : A cold is a virus. The majority of adult and child upper respiratory infections are viruses. This is why antibiotics don't usually help, they don't fight virus.
Not all colds will have fever. The most contagious period is often before cold symptoms or fever are noticed. The next most contagious time is during symptoms, when we all try to be careful not to spread the germs. Unfortunately, people think they're not contagious once they feel better, or when the fever clears, but for several days, even then, you are contagious, just much less so. ...Read more

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Why is mental health treated as if it is contagious?

Poor understanding: People are often frightened by things they don't understand. Lack of knowledge leaves a vaccuum which is often filled in with fantasy. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I am too contagious or not to go to work?

Is there a way to know if I am too contagious or not to go to work?

ASK YOUR DOCTOR: We would need to know about your medical problem. Your dr will know & may want to see you again before advising return to work. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious?

Is jock itch contagious?

Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious?

Jock itch: Yes jock itch is a dermatophytosis caused by a fungus In the general family of athletes foot and ring worm ...Read more

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How long is mono contagious?

Until better: Most viral infections, including mono, are infectious most at the outset, even before you fall ill. Once you are feeling better, you are usually no longer infectious. ...Read more