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Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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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.

Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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.

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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
53 years in practice
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I have small red dots on tip of tongue a white coloration also on tongue and had a sore throat two days ago could this be anything?

Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have small red dots on tip of tongue a white coloration also on tongue and had a sore throat two days ago could this be anything?

Yes: Please see your family physician. You could have a herpes infection or other viral infection or also a yeast infection that should be treated now. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Helllo Dr. I have a red spotted tip of my tongue that has little red sores and is just in tip of tongue it seems to be causing slight splitting.??

Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Helllo Dr. I have a red spotted tip of my tongue that has little red sores and is just in tip of tongue it seems to be causing slight splitting.??

Wait: May be irritated from eating certain foods. Wait. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds (ask pharmacist). If symptoms persist, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. David Satloff
Board Certified, Pain Management
35 years in practice
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I have 2 sores in my mouth. 1 small bright red sore on soft palate by my teeth and 1 underneath the tip of tongue small red border white center. Can u have canker sores and oral herpes @the same time?

Dr. David Satloff
Board Certified, Pain Management
35 years in practice
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I have 2 sores in my mouth. 1 small bright red sore on soft palate by my teeth and 1 underneath the tip of tongue small red border white center. Can u have canker sores and oral herpes @the same time?

Anything is possible: But, the description sounds like canker sores on the tongue. The palatal sore could be due to a canker sore, or due to periodontal issue or a tooth abscess. Get checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Board Certified, Dentistry
40 years in practice
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I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

Could be normal but.: This can be a normal issue with the tongue- may be caused by spicy foods, drinks, meds... But if in doubt, I would see a dentist now while the spots are present ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What are the tiny red bumps on tip of tongue?

Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What are the tiny red bumps on tip of tongue?

Taste buds!: Paul, those are probably your taste buds, known anatomically as your "papillary" taste buds. Sometimes they get inflamed and sore (from spicy/salty food or from microscopic trauma) and then the condition is called papillitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Williams
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Dr. Paul Williams
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Red spots on tongue: may be inflammed taste buds. Doubt infection since they are painless and no other symptoms. You may have also accidentally burned them with hot coffee or tea. Salt water gargles - 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 4 oz warm water - gargle and spit out might help. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
43 years in practice
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What does flat red spot on tip of tongue mean? Its painless and had it for 3weeks im worried.

Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Difficult to say: It is impossible to make a DX in this format on spots. If this persists it would be best to see your DR and get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
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I had a white spot on the end of my tongue which was sore i was constantly rubbing it now my tip of tongue is covered in red spots which is so sore?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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I had a white spot on the end of my tongue which was sore i was constantly rubbing it now my tip of tongue is covered in red spots which is so sore?

Needs to be seen: You need to see a dentist in order to evaluate what caused the white spot and now the soreness on your tongue and what can be done. These situations need personal evaluation and cannot be diagnosed or treatment suggested over the internet. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Possible cause: Stop the smokeless tobacco and see if your problem stops. Tobacco increases the incidence of oral cancer, so the sooner you stop, the better the chances you will stay healthy. ...Read more

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