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My son has red spot under his tongue what is that?

My son has red spot under his tongue what is that?

More description: Needed. Could be an aphthous ulcer or a traumatic ulcer (getting poked by a chip fragment for example). Very common. If it persists beyond a few days, get checked out by a dentist. Hope this helps. ...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 have a small red spot under my tongue (not on tongue) I just noticed it today. I have Strep, tonsilitis, and a sinus infection. Normal?

I have a small red spot under my tongue (not on tongue) I just noticed it today. I have Strep, tonsilitis, and a sinus infection. Normal?

Tongue and red spot: The tongue naturally has small red spots known as lingual papillae However, if the red spots on the back of the tongue appear to be growing or changing shape or color and has pain they should be investigated to determine what is wrong. ...Read more

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Light red spot on tongue-anything to be concerned about?

Light red spot on tongue-anything to be concerned about?

Hard to say: Without seeing your tongue it is not possible to tell you what is going on with your tongue. There are several causes of spots ranging from virus, allergies, and trauma. But most things on the tongue will heal without treatment. If you are having pain, difficulty swallowing, or if it does to heal in a week to 10 days you should see a dentist and have it checked out. ...Read more

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My tongue is white with some red spot. Is something wrong with it?

My tongue is white with some red spot. Is something wrong with it?

Could be fungus: Infection. Show it to your doctor to be sure. If it is fungus infection, you need to be tested for diabetes and other systemic disorders. ...Read more

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I've recently noticed a red spot on middle of tongue, it's quite painful, anything to worry about?

I've recently noticed a red spot on middle of tongue, it's quite painful, anything to worry about?

Possibly: If the spot 'moves' (changes location) it is probably 'geographic tongue'...A benign condition. The red spot is a denuded area and it can be sensitive. Geographic tongue, also known as glossitis migrans, is usually intermittent in nature. However, it may be something else. You should have it examined by a dentist or oral surgeon trained in oral pathology. ...Read more

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What can cause a small red spot beneath the tongue?

What can cause a small red spot beneath the tongue?

Let a doctor look: There are commonly small blood vessels that are visible in the tissue under the tongue and sometimes they appear as a red spot. Without seeing it, it would be hard to speculate. ...Read more

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I have a red spot under the tip of my tongue that sometimes disappears. What could it be?

I have a red spot under the tip of my tongue that sometimes disappears. What could it be?

Not sure: Thast it disappears is better then if it didn't. Does it hurt? Do you do or have anything that can irritate your mouth such as a rough filling of something sharp. I don't thin k its something to woprry about but best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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What does flat red spot on tip of tongue mean? Its painless and had it for 3weeks im worried.

Difficult to say: It is impossible to make a DX in this format on spots.
If this persists it would be best to see your DR and get it checked. ...Read more

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Found a little red spot on side of tongue this am. Only one. Very small like a larger pin head.. Just today. Should I worry? Maybe bit myself?

Found a little red spot on side of tongue this am. Only one. Very small like a larger pin head.. Just today. Should I worry? Maybe bit myself?

May be bite mark: There are a number of things that can cause something like this, most of which are not serious. It could well be a bite mark. It should heal quickly, in a few days. If the area does not heal in 2 weeks, or gets bigger and more painful, it is time to see a dentist and have it checked. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot on the bottom of my tongue, doesn't hurt and can't feel it, it bleeds when I picked it but it hasn't gone away, is it serious?

Have it examined: This could be of any origin and cause. The only way to know is to have it examined by your dentist. Only them will you have a definitive answer and peace of mind. ...Read more

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My lo is 5 months old. She's been lazy to eat for 4 days, just little breatfeed, not bottle. Today I saw some tiny red spot on her side tongue, is she ok?

My lo is 5 months old. She's been lazy to eat for 4 days, just little breatfeed, not bottle. Today I saw some tiny red spot on her side tongue, is she ok?

See your md: I would take the baby to your primary doctor, specially because at that age they can get dehydrated fast. The bumps on her tongue could be stomatitis, a viral infection, but it's best to make sure and see the physician. ...Read more

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Wondering if this red spot no my tongue is just a sore or glossitis?

Wondering if this red spot no my tongue is just a sore or glossitis?

See your doctor: Please see your doctor for an examination. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed a round red spot on tongue. 1/3 of an inch, flat, seems like the skin is peeled off. It was fading but 2day I had oranges now it's red again?

I noticed a round red spot on tongue. 1/3 of an inch, flat, seems like the skin is peeled off. It was fading but 2day I had oranges now it's red again?

Oral surgeon: Hard to say without exam. The oral mucosa heals rapidly after insult or trauma. It lesion persists after another week, see an oral surgeon or ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this red spot on my tongue?

How do I get rid of this red spot on my tongue?

Try salt water: If it is irritation or trauma, salt water rinses should take care of it. Use 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water 4 times a day for a few days. ...Read more

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I have a red spot on the side of my tongue for about a month. Very painful, red sore all along the side of the tongue. What can it be?

I have a red spot on the side of my tongue for about a month. Very painful, red sore all along the side of the tongue. What can it be?

Tongue sore: The two things that I see most commonly are viral ulcers, which resolve on their own, and tongue cancers, which can be quite aggressive. I would recommend you see an ENT as a biopsy could be done, if warranted, or medication can be given to make it go away sooner. ...Read more

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I was just yawning, and I noticed a red spot on the root of my mouth, under my tongue. What could that be?

I was just yawning, and I noticed a red spot on the root of my mouth, under my tongue. What could that be?

See your dentist: It could be many different things. Most likely nothing to worry about, but definitely see your dentist asap for an accurate diagnosis. As with most things, catching it early is very important. Don't assume it will disappear on it's own. ...Read more

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Little red spot side of tongue on sat, looked gone sun, now tues same spot now white, same size. Worry? See dentist? Grind teeth at night, anxiety.

Little red spot side of tongue on sat, looked gone sun, now tues same spot now white, same size. Worry? See dentist? Grind teeth at night, anxiety.

Yes see a dentist: Anxiety also causes in some cases tongue thrusting along with bringing the teeth at night, that can cause the minor cuts at the tongue edge that turns into sours later on.
You should see a dentist to have a night guard made for you and seek other solutions like selective grinding of teeth to meet properly. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has 1 dark red spot on the top of her mouth. No swelling or redness anywhere else. No fever. Just noticed it today. What could this be?

My 3 year old has 1 dark red spot on the top of her mouth. No swelling or redness anywhere else. No fever. Just noticed it today. What could this be?

Too early to tell: One red spot of one day's duration wld be very hard to diagnose esp in the absence of other symptoms. Best weld be to observe her for a few days and if new spots develop or other signs and symptoms develop take her to her pediatrician or a dermatologist. If u r very worried u can do so now. ...Read more

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I have red nerves inside the mouth near gums and uvula also has a red spot on it. Also I found pink bumps on the back of my tongue. Pls suggest?

I have red nerves inside the mouth near gums and uvula also has a red spot on it. Also I found pink bumps on the back of my tongue. Pls suggest?

How do you feel?: If you feel fine and what you report are incidental findings, everything is probably normal or at least within normal boundaries. The pink bumps are papillae, most likely circumvallate papillae- Google it) and have slight redness on the back of your throat might indicate irritation, allergies, etc. And nothing to be overly concerned about. However, if you're not feeling well, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have 1 red spot at back of throat and keep catching with my tongue but isn't sore, what helps this?

Unsure: A raised red spot in the back of your mouth could be one of many different things, depending on what caused it and how long it has been there. Just because it does not hurt does not mean it should be ignored. Your best bet is to have it checked and possibly removed and sent to a pathologist to be sure what it is. ...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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Odd symptoms on Rt side of body: throat feels tight, red spot on tongue, tongue goes right when stuck out, sharp/ache in glute and leg. All right side?

Odd symptoms on Rt side of body: throat feels tight, red spot on tongue, tongue goes right when stuck out, sharp/ache in glute and leg. All right side?

See physician: It is possibly something neurological. You should be checked. That is the prudent thing to do. It is hard to give you an answer without an examination. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Office Visit: Too hard to DX over the internet, really need a clinical evaluation. May be able to go to emergent care to have issue seen immediately. Possibly dentally related, but most probably primary care issue for you. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since I get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since I get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

Need to be seen: These types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Therefore, you will need to see a dentist for a definitive diagnose and appropriate treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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Using steroid inhaler for 3 months and have really sore mouth, started as white marks at corners of my lips and tongue but its now red spot like patchs?

Using steroid inhaler for 3 months and have really sore mouth, started as white marks at corners of my lips and tongue but its now red spot like patchs?

Maybe Thrush?: Using a steriod inhaler can cause the problems that you describe. It is important to rinse your mouth well after you use the inhaler so any residue doesn't stay there. An examination by a doctor can help to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a red spot on floor of my mouth and my throat hurts? Wondering what it could be

Possible virus: The throat discomfort may be an early viral upper respiratory tract infection which occasionally is accompanied by red spots in the mouth. If throat soreness worsens a throat culture is recommended to check for strep. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more