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Is Circumvallate Papillae Contagious
Is enlarged circumvallate papillae contagious? My girlfriend has it and I woke up with it this morning
Wel: I think you're just describing a large papilla er this is not contagious ...Read more
Right side circumvallate papillae is bit larger than left side. It sometimes pain. Is there anything to go for biopsy?
No: It's common to have a transient papillitis. ...Read more
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
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
Never: They are your taste buds. If they are inflamed or painful, please see your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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.
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
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
Circumvallate papill: See your dentist. Identifying these structures is part of dental training. ...Read more
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
Had oral sex few days ago n im suspicious of having Oral HPV.there are inflamed circumvallate papillae like bumps and infectious sores on soft palate.
See your doctor: It is worth being evaluated for your symptoms. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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.?
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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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