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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
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
Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?
NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds(papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The lack of symptoms also suggests this diagnosis. A more effective cleaning regimen, helped by a dental evaluation should take care of the problem. ...Read more
Cobblestone throat, white tongue, gets white quickly even after brushing. Also small spots that appear on tongue, rimmed with white, raw when brushed.
My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?
Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and dental history along with a personal clinical exam is required. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?
Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?
Palate soreness spreading to tongue, gums also strange taste in mouth. White rings on tongue. Pimples and blood blisters inside both cheeks?
Soreness: It appears that you may be developing a viral illness of the mouth. ...Read more
2 different problems: Geographic tongue is a physical trait and there isn't anything you can do about it. Like having freckles or moles. Canker sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus from childhood chicken pox. Reducing trauma and stress are the only remedy. If you can figure out how to eliminate stress from your live tell all of the rest of us and become rich and famous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The tongue is coated with taste receptors termed papillae. These normally stay short from food chewing and constant rubbing in normal activity of the mouth. If they grow longer, they can be stained darker by food and other substances in the mouth. It is not harmful and is not pathologic. You can lessen it by scraping the tongue with a scraper if you are diligent. ...Read more