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I have these white tiny pimple things on the tip of my tongue? They sting if hit by water or food or anything really and it's uncomfortable what is it

I have these white tiny pimple things on the tip of my tongue? They sting if hit by water or food or anything really and it's uncomfortable what is it

Could be many things: The tip of the tongue is densely innervated. A burn or other types of trauma can inflame the papilla at the end of your tongue- those 'tiny pimple things'- and cause them to be hypersensitive to water and food. See your dentist to diagnose it more thoroughly especially if it does not heal by itself in a couple days. ...Read more

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Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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My end of the tongue stings. Also there are red dots end of my tongue. What would this be?

Burning mouth synd.: Your symptom may be part of what is described as Burning Mouth Syndrome or BMS. It requires an evaluation by a doctor to rule out specific causes for tingling or other causes for local inflammation. Treatment is often symptomatic. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tongue stings?

Allergic reaction?: Could be an allergic reaction to something, could indicate anemia, or could be a symptom of a tongue condition (geographic tongue, candidiasis, etc). See if you have tried any new foods lately that could irritate your tongue. If it is red and irritated i would see a dentist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My tongue has lost some skin at the tip it stings when I have certain foods drinks or sweets it looks like i but myself and painful at times what i do?

My tongue has lost some skin at the tip it stings when I have certain foods drinks or sweets it looks like i but myself and painful at times what i do?

Burned it: You may have eaten something hot and burned your tongue. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it goes away, if not consult your dentist right away. ...Read more

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Yesterday i noticed an stinging feeling on my tongue, so looked in mirror and on the side underneath there was a 1 mm white spot, but tday it dunt hurt?

Yesterday i noticed an stinging feeling on my tongue, so looked in mirror and on the side underneath there was a 1 mm white spot, but tday it dunt hurt?

Observe for a while: If it doesn't hurt doesn't mean that you should careless. Observe for a couple of weeks.If still there, have a biopsy done by a doctor. (dentist). If grows quickly, go before it grows too much. ...Read more

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How to clear up white film on tongue, slight smell along with stinging fleeing ?

How to clear up white film on tongue, slight smell  along with stinging fleeing ?

FastidiousOralHygien: If the white film on your tongue doesn't come off when you brush it with your toothbrush then you may be dealing with a case of thrush. Thrush requires a medicated solution that you swish around in your mouth. Your doctor should be consulted for evaluation. If the film goes away with the toothbrush then regular oral hygiene including tongue cleaning and use of a mouth wash twice daily (minimum). ...Read more

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My tongue has many patchy areas in it where it looks like my taste buds are missing. It stings a lot and this is a reoccurring thing.

Could be: Could be many things, the most probable being benign migratory glossitis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon when lesions are active for accurate diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment. ...Read more

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My tongue feels prickly and kinda stings. Could this be a burn?

Yes: A burn or other trauma can cause this. Do you remember brining your tongue? If you did do anything you may want to have your tongue checked. ...Read more