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Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon. ...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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White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "candidiasis, " or what you might call "thrush." that's not something that easily goes away by itself. You should see a dentist & get some medication. More importantly, your dentist needs to rule out other problems which are potentially dangerous. Get help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see the vallate papillae in a healthy tongue? Is it normal they look like swollen red bumps? Or is it an indication of something wrong when also having a white coated tongue?

Is it normal to see the vallate papillae in a healthy tongue? Is it normal they look like swollen red bumps? Or is it an indication of something wrong when also having a white coated tongue?

Thrush: A swollen red tongue with a white coating sounds like thrush (yeast infection of the mouth and throat). This is very rare in an adult and is often a sign of another more serious health problem like HIV infection or uncontrolled diabetes. Please, please see your doctor to get checked out! ...Read more

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I feel like my tongue is swollen and has been for several years?

I feel like my tongue is swollen and has been for several years?

Missing teeth: If you are missing back teeth your tongue can get bigger and fill this space. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of papillae in the tongue?

What is the most common type of papillae in the tongue?

Filiform: Tongue has three different papillae:
Fungiform
Filiform
Circumvallate
Filiform Papillae are the most common type. ...Read more

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My tongue ring area has turned blackish and swollen, what to do?

My tongue ring area has turned blackish and swollen, what to do?

Need evaluation: You need to have your tongue examined by a healthcare professional to determine what is causing the discoloration and swelling, and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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That thing under my tongue is swollen Do you know what that is?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the suspicious "thing"-lump under your tongue examined by a dentist or specialist (e.g. ENT, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Underneath my tongue has been swollen x2 days should I be worried?

Underneath my tongue has been swollen x2 days should I be worried?

Swelling from?: Rather than worry, set up an appointment with your local dentist as soon as possible to see what's causing the swelling. If it continues to get worse and it's after hours, go to a 24\7 medical facility or the er of local hospital. If it's an infection, it can spread and cause serious complications. Don't wait, have it looked at right away. ...Read more

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What causes swollen tastebuds at the back the tongue? I have them they are not painful.

They may be normal: The taste buds at the back of the tongue appear larger than the ones towards the front. If they continue to increase in size, you should see a doctor. If there is no change, I would suggest that the next time you see a dentist or physician have them look back there and see. ...Read more

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How can I heal a swollen tongue?

Why?: Why is it swollen? To heal tongue really have to determine the cause of the swelling. Call your dentist for an examination. In the meantime, salt water rinses 3x/day. ...Read more

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How can I treat a swollen tongue?

Find the cause: A swollen tongue can be due to a number of different causes. In order to treat it, one needs to know what caused it, which means you should be examined by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Swollen tongue what does it mean?

Swollen tongue what does it mean?

Could be a number: Of problems. Most common is an allergic reaction ususally to a food/medication. Since this has serious implications suggest you check this issue ASAP with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Tongue piercing swollen, what to do?

Tongue piercing: The area is probably infected. See an oral surgeon.
Remove the jewelry and leave it out. ...Read more

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How do I fix my painful swollen tongue?

See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

Number of Causes: Of a tongue swelling include infections, allergies, injuries and systemic disorders, just to name a few. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a swollen tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do about a swollen tongue?

What should I do about a swollen tongue?

Need to be: Seen by a dentist it physician. Do not want obstruction of airway. Possibly an irritation or mild allergic response to foods, fruits or dental products. But better be safe. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What should I do/take for a swollen tongue?

Anti-inflamatory: Take Aspirin or ibuprofen. If it continues to swell and breathing is affected. Go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Allergy: Could be as a result of an allergic reaction to certain foods or meds. ...Read more

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What are swollen bump on the back of my tongue?

Papilla: The large bumps on the back of the tongue are papilla. Without seeing a picture of those that you are describing it is impossible to determine if they are healthy or not. ...Read more

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My tongue is swollen/red with small little bumps.

My tongue is swollen/red with small little bumps.

Dry mouth/allergy: Could be several things. First thought is dry mouth. Second thought is potential food or toothpaste allergy. Think about any products or foods you've had or switched to recently. There could be an ingredient in there causing problem. It also could be a yeast infection (candadiasis). I'd see a dentist for an assessment. It's too hard to diagnose and/or help without seeing your tongue. ...Read more

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Red swollen bump under tongue what should I do?

Red swollen bump under tongue what should I do?

See an oral surgeon: Your symptom could have many causes. A swollen mass in your mouth is never a good sign. See your dentist, physician or better yet an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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R swollen red bmps on bck of 22 mnth tongue normal?

R swollen red bmps on bck of 22 mnth tongue normal?

Depends: check w DMD: There are red bumps on the top rear of a normal tongue called vallate papillae. They look different from the rest of the anatomy of that part of the tongue. However, without seeing the patient we can't be sure that's what you are referring to. Have a dentist check it out to be sure! ...Read more

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Why am I getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Swollen tongue: Impossible to say without an examination. A swollen tongue can occur due to injury, different diseases, or tumors.
See your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue: By far the most common cause is an acute allergic reaction (called "angioedema"). This is usually painless but may interfere with breathing. Other causes include infection (glossitis), benign tumors (neurofibromas), vitamin deficiency, underactive thyroid, infiltrative diseases (eg. Amyloidosis), and certain very rare congenital causes (beckwith-weideman syndrome). ...Read more

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Can a cut under your tongue cause neck to be swollen?

Can a cut under your tongue cause neck to be swollen?

A cut?: If it's a minor cut and not infected, no. However the cut and the swollen neck may not be related. First see your dentist to rule out any dental problems especially an infection. Your dentist can determine if there is a relationship and whether or not you also need to consult with your physician. ...Read more

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What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen?

What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen?

Many possibilities: I can give you some ideas, but a doctor needs to see you and examine you and know more about your history. Possibilities: allergy or angioedema; your tongue might feel swollen (with no true swelling) because of a nerve problem; neurologic issue like stroke, ms; tongue or oral cancer; infection like herpes, etc. If your tongue is swollen enough to affect your speech, get to a doctor immediately! ...Read more

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My tongue is swollen and itchy w bumps on it why is this?

My tongue is swollen and itchy w bumps on it why is this?

Source: Taste buds or bumps on the tongue may become ittitatred for numerous reasons- biting of the tongue with your teeth, rough or sharp teeth, dentures, or other potential issues caused by supplements or meds. If it persists, I would see a dentist. ...Read more

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I've got a lot of swollen taste buds on my tongue. Help!?

I've got a lot of swollen taste buds on my tongue. Help!?

Call your dentitst: Call your dentist to get them evaluated. They might not be swollen, but you might think they are. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue: Swollen tongue is just a description of a tongue that has become larger then previously, this can happen because infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, a tumor growing inside of it, etc... ...Read more