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Small, white, painless bump on tip of tongue. What is this?

Small, white, painless bump on tip of tongue. What is this?

White bump : There are several possible diagnoses for this, and even though clinical impression is very useful in differentiating a diagnosis, the only definitive way to detrmine exactly what something is would be to biopsy the lesion. Some other useful information would be how long it has been there, are there any habits that may irritate the area and cause a fibrous callous thype area... ...Read more

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Hello, I have small white bumps on the tip of my tongue, what does it mean?

White bumps: It may mean you are looking very carefully at your tongue, but may just be a normal finding of more prominent papillae, especially if you haven't burned your tongue or had a recent viral infection. Your doctor can tell you more with a careful exam. ...Read more

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Small blackhead/ splinter- like dot on tip of tongue on the center of raised bump. Very painful, has tried excessive brushing.

Small blackhead/ splinter- like dot on tip of tongue on the center of raised bump. Very painful, has tried excessive brushing.

Check teeth: Check your front teeth for any chips or sharp edges. Most often this is a traumatic fibroma from habitual scraping of the tongue across the sharp edges of the front teeth or nibbling the tip with the front teeth. If none of these, see your Dentist for evaluation and treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Painful white bumps on tip of tongue could they be herpes?

Painful white bumps on tip of tongue could they be herpes?

Not usually: The tip of the tongue is not a common site for herpes. You need an exam by a dentist, oral surgeon or physician to have a diagnosis made. ...Read more

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I get painful bumps "lie bumps" on tip of tongue every few weeks for years now. They multiple every time & very painful. I've tried everything, help?

I get painful bumps "lie bumps" on tip of tongue every few weeks for years now. They multiple every time & very painful. I've tried everything, help?

Prob herpes: these may be herpes type a--there is an oral prescription your doctor can prescribe for you.try daily yogurt with probacteria too--may help. ...Read more

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I get painful bumps "lie bumps" on tip of tongue every few weeks for years now. They multiple as well & are very painful. I've tried everything, help?

I get painful bumps "lie bumps" on tip of tongue every few weeks for years now. They multiple as well & are very painful. I've tried everything, help?

Sore Tongue bumps: A chronic reappearance of tongue sores suggests a food allergy. Nuts /spices/ dairy are some of the culprits. See your DDS first to rule out dentistry as the problem. Then go to an allergist to be tested. ...Read more

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What are the tiny red bumps on tip of tongue?

What are the tiny red bumps on tip of tongue?

Taste buds!: Paul, those are probably your taste buds, known anatomically as your "papillary" taste buds. Sometimes they get inflamed and sore (from spicy/salty food or from microscopic trauma) and then the condition is called papillitis. ...Read more

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