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This morning i found little red dots on the tip of my tongue, and at the back my tongue is white, what is that? I think i woke up sick.

This morning i found little red dots on the tip of my tongue, and at the back my tongue is white, what is that? I think i woke up sick.

Don't worry: In general, i tell my patients not to worry about what their tongue looks like. The tongue has an amazing ability to look different at different parts of the day, people often get very concerned about it. If your tongue doesn't hurt or bother you in any way then leave it alone and you will be fine. ...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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Hello i've noticed now a very small red dots on my tongue and there is a lot of it , what is that??

Diagnosis: You must show this to either a doctor or a dentist to have it diagnosed. This cannot be done over the internet. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the back of the tongue is white with little red dots?

What does it mean if the back of the tongue is white with little red dots?

Normal: The red dots are taste buds but an accumulation of "white" material on the back of the tongues means you're not cleaning your tongue properly. After brushing use a tongue scrapper to remove the white plaque from the back of your tongue. ...Read more

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I have really small red dots in my tongue what does this mean .?

I have really small red dots in my tongue what does this mean .?

NOTHING!: You are most likely seeing taste buds...Like always having a dental professional put there eyes on it in person can verify exactly what you are seeing. ...Read more

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On the roof of my mouth there is an orange patch with small red dots that I can feel with my tongue . My dad would think its nothing but I'm worried?

On the roof of my mouth there is  an orange patch with small red dots that I can feel with my tongue . My dad would think its nothing but I'm worried?

See a dentist: Some conditions may require further assessment, tests and your dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi about a year ago i had three sore throats in six weeks a mix of bacterial and viral, ever since I have had small red dots on the back of my tongue?

Red dots: Dots on the back of the tongue are normal;larger taste buds. If you are worried have your dentist or oral surgeon/md take a look. 5 min for piece of mind. Go west ham united even though they are being relegated. ...Read more

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