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What could cause a red, blotchy tongue?

What could cause a red, blotchy tongue?

Geographic tongue: It can be from chronic inflammation or genetic in origin. See an ENT doctor if symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have red blotchy breakouts around mouth and chin, what could this be?

I have red blotchy breakouts around mouth and chin, what could this be?

Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Endoscopy yesterday (have had one b4). EXTREME jaw pain to the touch today - cant eat/open mouth wide. Also red blotchy rash under jawline. Normal?

Endoscopy yesterday (have had one b4). EXTREME jaw pain to the touch today - cant eat/open mouth wide. Also red blotchy rash under jawline. Normal?

TMJ problems?: Was there any difficulty with the biteblock, or did you gag/retch a lot? And rash - possibility of allergy to the strap? I'd definitely let your endoscopist know. Might want them to use a pediatric biteblock should you ever need it again. You're already taking Advil (ibuprofen) so that should help. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash on my neck. Red and blotchy in that not well defined edges. Gets worse with sun exposure. Not scaly, itchy or painful. Just red. Also have a lesion/sore in mouth on palate show up at same time. Unsure if related.?

I have developed a rash on my neck. Red and blotchy in that not well defined edges. Gets worse with sun exposure. Not scaly, itchy or painful. Just red. Also have a lesion/sore in mouth on palate show up at same time. Unsure if related.?

Unfortunately it: Will be impossible to diagnose you over the internet since we cannot see your rash or your oral lesion. These findings could easily be related to an autoimmune process or your medications. You need to make an appointment with your health care provider to discuss these new findings. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I noticed for 2-3 weeks or so my kids 3 & 4 years old have typical strawberry tongue type spots without redness or high fever. Is it OK?

I noticed for 2-3 weeks or so my kids 3 & 4 years old have typical strawberry tongue type spots without redness or high fever. Is it OK?

Strawberry tongue: Sounds a bit unusual, but if this is an isolated symptom, I think that's ok, just be on the lookout for fever, peeling skin, intense redness of skin, swollen neck and lymph node areas, and other symptoms associated with Strep phayngitis and Kawasacki disease ...Read more

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Why do my tongue have red spots on it?

Why do my tongue have red spots on it?

Needs to be seen: This is mayor may not be normal. Without actually being able to see what you describe, we have no way of knowing which one it is. Have you dentist take a look at it. ...Read more

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What are these tiny red spots undernath tongue don't hurt?

What are these tiny red spots undernath tongue don't hurt?

Normal anatomy.: They most likely are normal anatomy. Get a good friend or family member willing to let you look and using a flashlight, look at that spot in their mouth. It should look similar. If it looks completely different than your red spots, see a dentist and let him/her look. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my tongue?

I have red spots on my tongue?

Taste buds: Could be irritated taste buds from spicy or too hot foods. ...Read more

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What are these red spots on my tongue?

What are these red spots on my tongue?

Many things: Red spots on the tongue can be caused by many things, including a B12 deficiency, an infection, asthma or some oral cancers. Have a dentist do an oral cancer screening or see an ENT doctor to evaluate and rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my tongue what does that mean?

I have red spots on my tongue what does that mean?

Red spots on tongue: There are many things that could be causing this, the differential would include vit B12 deficiency, asthma, digestive disorder, stds, trauma to the tongue, scarlet fever, cancer, excessive alcohol intake, excessive spicy foods... Without more of a history it is impossible to say which it is. I would suggest you see your dr for an evaluation and some history and blood work. ...Read more

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Hi doctori have bumps of red spots on my back of the tongue?

Hi doctori have bumps of red spots on my back of the tongue?

Bumps on tongue: This may be the normal appearance of your tongue papillae or lingual tonsils especially if you don't have any symptoms or discomfort. If you smoke, stop. If the bumps are tender or worrisome see your doctor. ...Read more

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I havd red spots on my tongue and large ones on the back of it, what could this be?

Taste Buds: Provided that these bumps are not a symptom of underlying disease, i.e. There is no pain, swelling, bleeding, burning sensation, or discomfort of any kind, they are taste buds. The major test buds are in the posterior part of the tongue. ...Read more

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My tongue is slightly painful at the left side on the back and has little red spots. Could this be herpes?

My tongue is slightly painful at the left side on the back and has little red spots. Could this be herpes?

Sore tongue: There are numerous possibilities and there is no way to be sure without more information and a visual examination.
If the spots and pain last longer than 7-10 days, see your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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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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 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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I have genital herpes I'm on the medicine acyclovir. I have pain on my tongue and my tongue has turned white with red blotches on it. What is it?

Stop it.: You may be having a reaction to the medicine. Stop it and call your doc today or tomorrow for further advice and treatment. If you have rapidly increasing numbers of sores, pain, or fever, go to the ER if you cannot reach your doc. ...Read more

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I have noticed red blotches with white border on my son's tongue, none on lips or cheeks. Could this be thrush or hand foot and mouth?

I have noticed red blotches with white border on my son's tongue, none on lips or cheeks. Could this be thrush or hand foot and mouth?

Needs to be seen: It could be a number of things, some benign and some not. Another possibility is something known as geographic tongue. See the adjacent photo. In any case, take your son to a general dentist or an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. He\she will tell you exactly what it is and if any treatment is needed. It is always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on face, skin rash white swollen tongue, fatigue, red and white blotches on palms night sweats. What could this be? Please help!!!

Pimple like bumps on face, skin rash white swollen tongue, fatigue, red and white blotches on palms night sweats. What could this be? Please help!!!

Better to have this: Assessed than to just guess. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. White swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?

Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. White swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?

Doesn't mean HIV: Need eval to better define. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause red spots on tongue?

Can allergies cause red spots on tongue?

Possible allergies: Typical allergic reactions that affect the mouth and tongue lead to itching and swelling. Red spots without itching may be a different issue. An examination by a physician can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a white tongue with red spots be anxiety?

Please tell me, could a white tongue with red spots be anxiety?

White tongue with re: Not likely. It is probably nothing to worry about. This is probably just elongated papilla that means that you just have to brush your teeth and your tongue. Eat a lot of fruits and veggies good luck. ...Read more

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Burned my tongue last night. Now its red with some black spots. I'm freaking out it is cancer?

Glossitis: Not cancer. Goes away on it's own in 10 days. Check this link.
https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001053.htm
If you have any further queries click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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I woke up with purplish red spots on top of my tongue and its not painful. I would like to know what it might be

Blood vessel: Due to the color, it may be swollen blood vessel under the surface protruding like a bump or a venus lake which is a swelling caused by bleeding under skin. Many causes like trama, weakness in blood vessel, etc. They generally are not painful or serious. If they get too enlarged, uncomfortable, or cause issues with speech or eating, they can be surgically removed or reduced. ...Read more

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I am having irritation and small red spots on my tongue and large at the back from 3 days. What this could be.?

I am having irritation and small red spots on my tongue and large at the back from 3 days. What this could be.?

Normal variation: Depending your food, food habit....these variations occur. Try "dahi" for few days. If any chance of throat infection......appropriate antibiotic will help. ...Read more

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I have a white tongue. What can cause this? And towards the back/middle is 2 red spots that hurt a little what's going on?

Many Possibilities: This could be caused by many things, some benign and not serious while others need to be looked at by a general dentist or oral surgeon. Speak to your dentist and have take a look. Then you can get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've noticed some red spots and swelling over the last few weeks on both sides and on the tip of my tongue and its getting a little bit worse?

I've noticed some red spots and swelling over the last few weeks on both sides and on the tip of my tongue and its getting a little bit worse?

Not certain: This could be so many different things. This could be an allergy to things like spices, tartar-control ingredients in toothpaste, cinnamon, etc. It could also be the sign of a vitamin deficiency or other systemic conditions. I'd try to see if they are sore or worsen after eating spicy foods or after certain toothpastes/mouthwashes. It may be a good idea to have your dentist or family doc look. ...Read more

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Under my tongue the fleshy bit that is attached by a string, has a few black raised spots and is red and very fleshy than normal what does this mean?

Under my tongue the fleshy bit that is attached by a string, has a few black raised spots and is red and very fleshy than normal what does this mean?

Normal anatomy: Sounds like a normal anatomical structure. Superficial veins run through the base of the frenulum known as varicosities. Especially if no obvious pain, swelling or discomfort, there is no need to worry. However, if concerned you can see a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a few red spots in the middle of my tongue and its white all around. I cleaned my tongue today and it started bleeding. What could it be? Could it be dangerous?

I have a few red spots in the middle of my tongue and its white all around. I cleaned my tongue today and it started bleeding. What could it be? Could it be dangerous?

Possibly: Lesions that have not been determined benign or a normal part of your anatomy need to be evaluated, in person, by a doctor that can examine you.
Without your medical history, including info on smoking, drinking, medications you might be on, age, etc it is impossible to tell what this may be.
Have yourself examined by your physician or dentist to be sure what caused those lesions.
All the best.. ...Read more