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Red And White Bumps On Back Of Tongue
Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Anatomy normal: The top of people's tongues can be different colors. White coatings can come from something that you ate, or a product that you are using. The red bumps on the back of your tongue may the normal appearance of taste buds called cirumvallate papilla. If you have any concerns at all, i would recommend seeing a dentist for an evaluation as white and red colorings may indicate things out of the norm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue
some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat
Back of tongue & throat are white &roof of mouth has red spots.Bumps on back of tongue&very small white spots on tonsils.No pain or fever.Strep maybe?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal visual examination and evaluation. Merely giving you a list of possibilities serves no real purpose. If you want to know what you have and what would be the appropriate treatment, if any, you will need to see a physician. ...Read more
Sore throat , red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and ?
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. Try to quit the tobacco use, good opportunity. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...Read more
There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?
Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taste buds: Likely what you are noticing are your taste buds and possibly some lymph gland tissue (tonsil ) which is normally there. Often they will look like suction cups with stalks holding them up. Normal stuff - not to worry. If you see red/white spots on back of throat, then see MD as it may be strep. Look online for pic of taste buds at back of tongue. ...Read more
Yellowish bump on side of tongue,white bumps on tip of tongue,very painful and some what large bumps on the inside of left cheek and my jaw feels sore?
Tongue: Exam by dentist should resolve your issues. ...Read more
Hard to tell: It would be very difficult to tell for sure what those spots are without seeing them, particularly in person. It could possibly be eczema, an allergic reaction to a soap, detergent, perfume, or jewelry, or even a fungal infection. I would recommend getting an in-person opinion from your doc, but in the meantime you can try some 1% Hydrocortisone cream on it to see if it helps the itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red/white bumps on the back of my tongue with some white coating. Also yellow coating in middle of tongue with few bleeding taste buds.
Found red bumps&white coating on very back of tongue. spicy food?Seasonal Allergies?Oral STD? I've had spicy food,weather has changed,maybe STD? :(
Tongue papillae?: Everyone has a row of 7-12 large (2-3 mm) papillae across the back of the tongue, called circumvallate papillae, perhaps what you have noticed. Google it for photos to compare. Entirely normal, not caused by any of the things you mention. No STD is a likely cause of any kind of painless bumps in the moth. But since STDs are on your mind, you're probably at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more
Inflamation: It is not uncommon to have red bumps on the back of tongue. However redness and bumps on the tongue and throat means inflammation. It could be from post-nasal drainage to acid reflex. If it last longer than a week, go to your md. Throat irritation from acid reflex can lead to serious complications including cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: They are most likely taste buds (circumvallate papillae). See your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
Had cancer oral screening 7 weeks ago (all okay.) since then i've developed red bumps on back of tongue and along sides of tongue. Could it be cancer?
Probably Not : See a dentist to determine if the bumps are an irritation or infection or if it is the normal appearance of your taste buds (in the back - see diagram). The dentist can tell you if you have a problem and if so, determine the most appropriate treatment. And if you don't have a problem, having the dentist tell you, will make you feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red cluster scattered bumps on back of tongue. It's been like that for 4 months. N I have 2 tonsils on the same side swollen. is it a std or not?
Red bumps on back of tongue and small area of white coating around them on taste buds. Been there for 2 weeks and no pain. Use asthma inhaler.
I have 3 red bumps on back of tongue and white ulcers at the tip and sides started 1 weeks ago itchy and painful when eating/smoking. What isit? Cure?
Apthous ulcers: Or stomatitis, which are essentially "cold sores" in your oral cavity/tongue, causing ulcerations and inflammation. They can be painful or when smoke aggravates them. Often caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus. Very common in many people. Some antivirals can help, but they will often go away in time. Some anesthetic medications can also provide relief from the pain. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Large red bumps on back of tongue. Can feel them touching roof of mouth when mouth is closed. Feels like an ulcer is forming. Cause?
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
Mostly normal: These are your taste buds, and everyone has them. The only reason for concern is if they change size, shape, or color. ...Read more
Hi Dr. so I currently have irritating bumps in the back of my tongue this has happened to me once before but this time one of the bumps are red what ?
Tongue bumps: it is advisable to ensure youre on a multivitamin and getting the rda for vot b; vit c; zinc and vit A. try gargling the mouth with salt water to cleanse, and ensure good dental hygiene. should this persisit you need to see your gp to exclude any inflammatory conditions or malabsorbtion causes that may cause this condition. it all could be normal. ...Read more
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