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Hi about a year ago i had three sore throats in six weeks a mix of bacterial and viral, ever since I have had small red dots on the back of my tongue?

Hi about a year ago i had three sore throats in six weeks a mix of bacterial and viral, ever since I have had small red dots on the back of my tongue?

Red dots: Dots on the back of the tongue are normal;larger taste buds. If you are worried have your dentist or oral surgeon/md take a look. 5 min for piece of mind. Go west ham united even though they are being relegated. ...Read more

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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


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I've got massive red dots at the back of my tongue what are they?

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

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I have a couple red dots towards the back of my tongue and i was wondering what they may be. I'm just getting over a cold, if that is any help.

I have a couple red dots towards the back of my tongue and i was wondering what they may be. I'm just getting over a cold, if that is any help.

Hard to tell: Without seeing you and feeling the areas it is hard to tell. It may be normal or something that has developed that requires treatment. If it is not gone in two weeks have a dentist take a look for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have huge red bumps on the back of my tongue and in the middle of them have little brown dots (could be blood)?

I have huge red bumps on the back of my tongue and in the middle of them have little brown dots (could be blood)?

Might be normal: The circumvallate papillae are normal anatomic bumps on the back of the tongue, so you may be viewing normal anatomy. The surface of the tongue can change color (white, red, brown) as part of normal physiology. Google geographic tongue. Might be what you have. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the back of the tongue is white with little red dots?

What does it mean if the back of the tongue is white with little red dots?

Normal: The red dots are taste buds but an accumulation of "white" material on the back of the tongues means you're not cleaning your tongue properly. After brushing use a tongue scrapper to remove the white plaque from the back of your tongue. ...Read more

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Really small red dots on my tongue maybe i never noticed but they are at the tip of my tongue also i have had little bumps in the back of my throat?

Really small red dots on my tongue maybe i never noticed but they are at the tip of my tongue also i have had little bumps in the back of my throat?

Tough to say: without a visual of what you are describing. It's very possible that it's a normal condition of the tongue because there are indeed many bumps on the tongue. Sometimes a map-like pattern of reddish spots can occur, called geographic tongue, which is harmless. If you have a fever as well, get checked ASAP to rule out scarlet fever which needs prompt treatment. Have someone take a look either way. ...Read more

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I have small red dots on roof of my mouth toward the back of my throat. My mouth is dry and tongue is red with white coating in parts. My throat hurts?

I have small red dots on roof of my mouth toward the back of my throat. My mouth is dry and tongue is red with white coating in parts. My throat hurts?

Not normal: The symptoms you described sound like thrush, a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue, also called oral candidiasis. Oral candidiasis can be treated with topical anti-fungal drugs, such as nystatin, miconazole, gentian violet or amphotericin b. Topical therapy is given as an oral suspension which is washed around the mouth and then swallowed by the patient. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering what I may have 3 days ago my throat was hurting so I looked in it and it had red dots on the back of the roof of my mouth and the ?

Hi I was wondering what I may have 3 days ago my throat was hurting so I looked in it and it had red dots on the back of the roof of my mouth and the ?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

May be inflamed: "Flu" is the condition caused by the influenza virus with symptoms of runny nose, fever, sore throat and cough. However, lay people tend to call the ailment that causes vomiting and diarrhea flu also. If you had vomiting with your bout of flu, it would not be unusual to have persistent inflammation in the esophagus, back of throat and tongue with referred pain to the ears for a couple of days. ...Read more

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I have red dots in the back of the mouth and I have been tired lately, do I have mono?

I have red dots in the back of the mouth and I have been tired lately, do I have mono?

Sore throat: Most likely not, when you have mononucleosis, you have significantly enlarged inflamed tonsil with generally a pus discharge, and are acutely ill in the first week. It sound like you might have strep or a coxsackie virus which is less dramatic. A strep does require antibiotics, so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Painful red dot in back of mouth on gums. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?

Painful red dot in back of mouth on gums. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?

Several things...: This could be several different things. It could be an abscessed tooth, an impacted, infected wisdom tooth, a periodontal abscess or even a cyst or tumor in the jaw. You should see your dentist for a thorough evaluation. Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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7 year old swallen tonsils fever 102.5 for 3 days with 3 red dots on back of a mouth strep test negative, do swallen tonsils need antibiotics?

7 year old swallen tonsils fever 102.5 for 3 days with 3 red dots on back of a mouth strep test negative, do swallen tonsils need antibiotics?

Swollen tonsils : Tonsillar infections are often caused by viruses and do not require antibiotics. Swelling may be treated with steroid medication. If the swelling and pain with fever continues re evaluate for strep throat. All the best. ...Read more

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I have red dots on the roof of my mouth and white pus in the back of my throat. What could this be?

I have red dots on the roof of my mouth and white pus in the back of my throat. What could this be?

Many things: Could be anything from a burn to tonsilitis and many others. You need a visual exam to determine and narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

Yes: The area around the bottom and upper legs is a common additional site of hfm, it just didn't make it to the label when the pattern was being named. If that's the only site and there are no blisters it could be something else. Te variability of hfm is quite diverse, with some having only one area involved. ...Read more

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