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Bumps On The Back Of The Tongue
My 2 month old has an orange film on his tongue has had it for at least 2 weeks what can cause this? He is breast fed as well as pumped and bottle fed
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Tested for Herpes Type 1 and result positive. Have small painless bumps in the mouth and pain full pumps in the genitals when pressed. What is the cause?
HSV 1&2: Most likely HSV1 Genitally, can be transmitted via oral sex. HSV LESIONS TEND TO BE PAINFUL. See your doctor with next flare and get labs checked. Acute flares of HSV RESPOND TO FAMVIR&VALTREX. Most importantly to realize virus may be spread even without visible lesions. You need to have a frank discussion with past & present sex partners. Especially if they test-for HSV1&2. ...Read more
Tips on how to get my son to latch on? He's 1 week old & I nursed him fine for 20 minutes in the hospital. But now he won't latch on. He just cries while I try to put it into his mouth. I suffer from engorgement because of this. I'd rather nurse than pump
Breast feeding: Each baby is different and if you already introduced him to a bottle, you may have difficulty getting him 2 latch to the breast. But don't fret, keep trying. Sometimes if ur breasts are engorged, you may need2 hop into a warm shower before u nurse so the milk flows easily and baby does nto get frustrated. Once he tastes the milk, he will want2 suck. Breast feeding progr. Rn at the hospital may help. ...Read more
Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle?
Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more
Balloon pump: If you do not take your mouth off of a balloon pump you may deplete the oxygen in a closed space and get lightheaded. Most people will take a few breaths blow up a little then take a few more breaths and repeat. Lack of oxygen will eventually cause people to pass out. As the carbon dioxide level raises in the blood the desire to breath increases and the person will breathe faster. Hope this helps. ...Read more
ER doc used Purell on his hands, handling the ER pump, before putting his still-wet hands in my mouth. Can Hep B or C or HIV have been transmitted?
Hep B, C & HIV risks: Hep B, Hep C and HIV are transmitted by exchange of bodily fluids. It is highly unlikely for you to have been exposed during the encounter that you described. You are entitled to requesting that your doctors thoroughly wash their hands and wear gloves before examining you. ...Read more
The far back of my tongue is white and it doesn't go away when I scrape it it isn't thick just a very thin layer and has been there for ~3 months?
White tongue common: 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
I have white patches on the back of my tongue, it is not painful at all and I think I can pull it off but I haven't really tried what coulf it be?
On the back of my tongue I feel there's a cut. I didn't notice until I began to move my tongue. What caused it maybe? And how do I make it go away?
Could be normal: Some of the taste buds on the tongue can be more prominent than others. Many people just don't look very often to see what is normal for them. Of course, some bumps could be abnormal. Check with your dentist to see. ...Read more
Tongue: Hello. What I believe you are seeing is just a normal variation of a healthy tongue. Your tongue requires adequate saliva for hydration, taste, speech (tongue movement) and swallowing food. Remember to drink adequate fluids and add more water in the winter months. Brushing your tongue is important but it doesn't sound like thrush. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
Get checked?: If you have not had your dentist look at it, do it! It may be as simple as inflamed taste buds, or for that matter they may be normal you just never noticed them before. If your general dentist does not know he can refer you to an oral surgeon for a closer look. ...Read more
The surface of: The tongue is covered with papilla (which can resemble bumps). They are your taste buds. They can vary in size. If they are painful please consult with your dentist. Brushing your tongue as part of your oral hygiene regimen is beneficial. Hope this helps. ...Read more
We all have: Lumps on the back of our tongue. They are called papilla and usually are not noticeable except when inflamed. If the are sore/irritated see your pcp for a look at your throat and to check. It would be rare if these bumps are not these papilla. ...Read more
Taste buds: Most likely the little bumps on the back of the tongue are called circumvallate papilla and are taste buds. If they are not red and tender, nothing needs to be done. ...Read more
Normal??: There is a chevron of taste buds at the back of the tongue which sometimes get irritated. They usually run a course of 5 to 10 days of irritation and then get better. However the side off the tongue (way in the back) has different tissue. There is tonsillary tissue on the side of the tongue and that gets irritated for a whole different reason. Either way 5-10 days and you should feel better. ...Read more
Tongue structures: These are most likely circumvallate papillae which are dome-like structures found on the back of the tongue. They may appear reddened if they have been irritated. They are normal and provide some taste recognition. There is also an area around the base that releases saliva. ...Read more
Could be normal: There are lumps that are in the back area of the tongue that are normal. You might consider comparing them to an online diagram or photo. If there is no change in the shape or size or color I would not worry. If there is a change or you want to be sure that there is no problem, have your dentist take a look. ...Read more
Taste can be affected by sinus/ nasal congestion or allergies. See your physician
bumps on the back of the tongue are bigger towards the back normally. ...Read more
Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds. Without seeing you, however, it is impossible to know if there is an issue requiring treatment. At the very least get a tongue scraper and see if it cleans up at all. ...Read more
Why would I have a tingling feel at the very back of my tongue? Almost feels like a bug crawling around
While this could be: Something simple like minor trauma from an irritating food or even a burn, or it could be caused by something more serious. The sensation is caused by a disruption/dysfunction of the nerve supplying the tongue. Problems with calcium metabolism, B12 deficiency, or even a neurologic disease such as MS can cause these altered sensations. If persists, you need careful medical evaluation, ? Neurologist ...Read more
Tonight I noticed bumps on the back of my tongue and I wanted to know could you help me with what's wrong?
May be nothing:
Do you have any symptoms? Small bumps on the back of the tongue are normal. Unless it is causing pain or difficulty in swallowing, it is likely a normal issue that you did not notice earlier.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
I'm worried about these small painless bumps on the back of my tongue what could be the problem? Please help
They may be taste buds. Can't tell over the internet.
Have your dentist or physician take a look. ...Read more
What could cause a sharp pain at the back of my tongue with it turning a weird brown colour with splits in it?
Best to be seen: By a dentist. The tongue can have fissures in it. Best to be checked out. Hope this helps. ...Read more