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Small flesh coloured bumps at the back of my throat and what looks like some swollen taste buds at the back of my throat?

Small flesh coloured bumps at the back of my throat and what looks like some swollen taste buds at the back of my throat?

Can't see: Can't see on my computer screen anything but letters that spell out your question. Someone actually has to see you, to do a clinical examination, a differential diagnosis, and establish a treatment plan. Please call your PCP for an appointment. ...Read more

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It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Help! painful large taste buds tongue feels like it is swollen weird white patches itchy throat metallic taste lump in throat! constant worry?

Help! painful large taste buds tongue feels like it is swollen weird white patches itchy throat metallic taste lump in throat! constant worry?

Painful tongue: This could be a viral or a fungal infection. It is impossible to diagnose without a visual exam and additional information/medical history. See your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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2 year old, fever, white bumps on back throat, vomitting, mouth hurts, tongue red/taste buds swollen. Asks for water. What could this be? Been 2 doc.

2 year old, fever, white bumps on back throat, vomitting, mouth hurts, tongue red/taste buds swollen. Asks for water. What could this be? Been 2 doc.

Viral illness: Making him feel comfortable by giving him antipyretic such as tylenol and encouraging fluid intake would be all he needs. Be patient, viral illness generally runs a few days. ...Read more

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I have swollen and chapped lips, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and what seems like inflamed taste buds. What is this?

I have swollen and chapped lips, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and what seems like inflamed taste buds. What is this?

? tonsillitis: When you tonsils are inflamed, your throat is sore and enlarged making it difficult to breath and you do more breathing through your mouth making your lips dry. That being said, be sure to visit your primary doc to see if you need an antibiotic. Feel Better! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I have took the cold but I have noticed that my glands in my throat have swollen and the back of my tongue has like enlarged tastebuds what is this?

I have took the cold but I have noticed that my glands in my throat have swollen and the back of my tongue has like enlarged tastebuds what is this?

Infection?: If you just got over a cold and now your throat and tonsils are sore and swollen you may have an infection developing. Strep throat is a common infection of the throat and your weakened immune system due to fighting the cold may have not been strong enough to keep the bacteria at bay. If this worsens, you experience a fever, or lasts longer than a couple of days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got white patches on my tongue and its sometimes the back of my throat hurys when I sneeze. Doct examines me he said its inflamed taste buds help ?

I got white patches on my tongue and its sometimes  the back of my throat hurys when I sneeze. Doct examines me he said its inflamed taste buds  help ?

Patches on tongue: Inflamed taste buds (papillitis) is a common symptom of some viral upper respiratory symptoms; it causes mild redness, swelling, and discomfort with altered taste in the taste buds. It will go away in a few days without treatment. Other causes of white patches on the tongue are yeast (more painful than papillitis) and "geographic" tongue, which is a painless allergic symptom , can be chronic. ...Read more

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My tongue is coated white but throat is normal . Had blood work done yesterday and it was normal. Big red taste buds... is it thrush?

My tongue is coated white but throat is normal . Had blood work done yesterday and it was normal.  Big red taste buds... is it thrush?

Probably not: Often running a piece of dental floss across the tongue will remove this debris. If so, and if it isn't uncomfortable, it's probably not thrush / candida. Your physician would have recognized oral thrush as well. Don't make too much out of tongue signs -- they're famously nonspecific and often (usually) mean nothing. ...Read more

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Had mono test came back negative. Scared it's HIV because soar throat. Also have bumps on back of tongue doc said it's my taste buds inflamed.

Had mono test came back negative. Scared it's HIV because soar throat. Also have bumps on back of tongue doc said it's my taste buds inflamed.

Sore throat: You can have a sore throat from many causes, including mono, strept throat and cold, and other viruses. But if you worry that you are at risk for HIV, perhaps you can ask your doctor to test for it so you can have peace of mind, and not be scared if you don't have it. ...Read more

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