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Been having pain in neck area under the back of my left jaw and in neck at base of skull, also dark red spots under tongue. Related to infected tooth?

Been having pain in neck area under the back of my left jaw and in neck at base of skull, also dark red spots under tongue. Related to infected tooth?

Pain: You have an infected tooth that needs to be treated. I can't tell you if the pain by your jaw is from your tooth or something else, but your dentist will be able to tell you. See your dentist ASAP.

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I have small red spots/sores under my tongue, on the roof of my mouth toward the back, and in my throat. Mouth/ throat is sore and sensitive.

I have small red spots/sores under my tongue, on the roof of my mouth toward the back, and in my throat. Mouth/ throat is sore and sensitive.

Seek an oral exam: The small red spots could be of many different origins. An avenue to pursue is to see of they are of a bacterial or fungal nature. Please seek your dentist for a differential diagnosis. A thorough exam should yield relief and rule out any underlying pathology. This way the appropriate medication oral or topical canbe given to relive your symptoms and concerns.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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..

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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