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My Tongue Feels Bigger Today What Might Cause That
Inflammation: If you have normal blood pressure at age 34, then your tongue may be swollen from inflammatory causes such as temperature or chemical triggers in hot spices. You may have a food allergy causing the tongue to swell. Some people take blood pressure medications in the class called ace inhibitors like lisinopril. There is a condition called angioneurotic edema of the tongue due to an enzyme deficiency. ...Read more
Taste Buds: These are taste buds and they are supposed to look big and ugly and irregular. This is normal. ...Read more
The back of my tongue is shedding skin and there are a few big bumps on it what has caused this to happen?
What causes geographic tongue? My dentist told me I have geographic tongue, but said it was not a big deal. Is this caused by me not taking care of my oral health? Should i be brushing my tongue?
It's harmless: Geographic tongue affects about 2% of the us population. It is a harmless alteration of the cells on the surface of the tongue. It's cause is unknown, but it can run in families so it probably has a genetic component. Geographic tongue is not a result of poor oral hygiene. Brushing the tongue is an important part of oral hygiene especially to prevent halitosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My right side of my throat hurts So I looked at it and I have big bumps on the back of my tongue that hurt really bad, It scares me cause it hurts really bad to swallow and I don't it to be anything serious I've been super tired lately and my ear hurts an
See your doctor: You should see a doctor right away. There are many causes for sore throat and some require treatment with antibiotics. This includes strep throat and more rare conditions such as an abscess beside a tonsil. Other causes of sore throat are viruses including mononucleosis. A doctor can determine what kind of treatment is needed. You could also get dehydrated if you aren't able to swallow. ...Read more
What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat. Some white spots on throat. No fever. same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?
Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
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