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Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

Oral yeast?: Could be an oral yeast infection, or a simple coated tongue that needs to be cleaned of its coating thru use of a tongue scraper (available on internet). Also could be an allergy to something eaten or used in the mouth. If problem persists or is accompanied later on by pain or fever, see an oral health professional. ...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've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

I've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

Cold symptoms: Many of your symptoms may be from your cold. What is a while? If your symptoms are not resolving seeing your doctor will determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Red spots on roof of mouth, back of tongue, and throat. Arch is pastly white, painful to swallow, when cough throat hurts. Need relief asap.

Red spots on roof of mouth, back of tongue, and throat. Arch is pastly white, painful to swallow, when cough throat hurts. Need relief asap.

To doc: This could be strep throat which it is CRUCIAL to treat. Go to a doc today and get seen. If a rapid strep test is done and negative, make sure you ask them to do a culture. Rapid tests can have false negatives 10-30% of the time and a Culture should be done to be sure you don't have it. Feel better soon! The kindest docs will swab with both swabs at once, and send the culture only if rapid neg. ...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?

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?

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