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I have small red pimples all over my tongue that have been there a week what it this. It's mainly near the tip?

I have small red pimples all over my tongue that have been there a week what it this. It's mainly near the tip?

Not to worry: Usually it is not anything that you should be much concerned. These are lymphnodes and at times get active when either you are exposed to a viral illness or anything that gives you a mild allergic response. Give it a few days and add vitamins to your diet. It will get better. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I got red pimples back of my tongue, and pain in my throat and is red, i took antibiotics also medicine for inflammation but no result.Wht it could be?

I got red pimples back of my tongue, and pain in my throat and is red, i took antibiotics also medicine for inflammation but no result.Wht it could be?

Candida possibly: When one takes antibiotics, you kill off both bad and good bacteria. Often candida albacans, which is a fungus/yeast that normally occurs in the mouth, overgrows after the antibiotic has suppressed the good oral bacteria. Another possibility is an infection with the coxsackie virus. See a dentist or physician for exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

Maybe herpetic virus: If you or someone close to the baby has herpes -- cold sores, etc. Then it is possible that your baby has gotten them. What you described is consistent with a primary (1st time) herpetic infection. Get to the pediatrician asap for diagnosis and any treatment. ...Read more

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I notice a area of my tongue the little pimples on it have like a brown spot covering it.I no they are usually pink or red.Help what is this.

I notice a area of my tongue the little pimples on it have like a brown spot covering it.I no they are usually pink or red.Help what is this.

Lingual Papillae: The human tongue is quite an amazing instrument! you may actually be referring to the papillae, or outward projections from the tongue. These come in many sizes and shapes, and evolved from the very useful ones seen in cats and other mammals. One or the types of papillae are the circumvallate papillae, which are fascinating spots about which to read.. ...Read more

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Bumps underneathe tongue, some red, some white like pimples, is it possible to have herpes and only have an outbreak underneathe the tongue ?

Bumps underneathe tongue, some red, some white like pimples, is it possible to have herpes and only have an outbreak underneathe the tongue ?

POSSIBLY: But more likely another factor--perhaps related to the numerous salivary glands present under the tongue. Have your dentist evaluate you and establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on the side and front of my tongue (look like pimples). My gums are also really sensitive and swollen. What could this be?

I have red bumps on the side and front of my tongue (look like pimples).  My gums are also really sensitive and swollen.  What could this be?

Several things: It could be a localized allergic response to a particular food or it could be the consequence of poor oral hygiene over time. Get it looked at by a dentist who can help you figure it out and rule out less common but potentially more serious possibilities. ...Read more

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Hi I just checked my tongue on the side inner I found a red spot with a white head is it a pimple or an ulcer also can it be caused by teeth rubbing?

Hi I just checked my tongue on the side inner I found a red spot with a white head is it a pimple or an ulcer also can it be caused by teeth rubbing?

Not known: It is difficult to give you a differential diagnosis of a lesion without actually seeing it, your teeth, and taking a full medical history including social habits. How long has the lesion been there? If it is more than two weeks, please have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more