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I noticed tiny red bumps on my tongue. What are these? I have been using listerine mouthwash. That cause it?

I noticed tiny red bumps on my tongue. What are these? I have been using listerine mouthwash. That cause it?

Tiny red bumps: The tiny red bumps could be related to smoking, inflammation from any number of sources, i.e. Food, liquids, spices, mouthwash, etc. See if you can pinpoint what causes it by eliminating the mouthwash or foods and see if it goes away. If it returns when you resume using that product\food you have your answer. If necessary, have your dentist take a look to help you solve the mystery. ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...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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What exactly can be the tiny cluster of red bumps on my tongue?

What exactly can be the tiny cluster of red bumps on my tongue?

Exactly: Your request for an "exact" diagnosis, over the internet, sight unseen, medical and habit history unknown, is not possible. Your best bet for a definitive diagnosis is an appointment with a local oral surgeon. Please call for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Could tiny red bumps on tip of my tongue be caused after a penicillin shot?

Could tiny red bumps on tip of my tongue be caused after a penicillin shot?

Cant tell: Everyone has tiny red bumps on their tongue....We really need a picture or more specifics. ...Read more

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I have White lines on both, right and left sides of my tongue that start in a line but end in a bump. I also have tiny red bumps closer to the tip.

Suspicious spots?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the spots and lump in your mouth examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious bump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Geographical tongue with tiny red bumps and burnings sensation?

Geographical tongue with tiny red bumps and burnings sensation?

Geographic tongue: Geographic tongue is also known as benign migratory glossitis. The tongue will have patches on the surface of the tongue that are missing the normal pink papillae and appear as smooth, red "islands," often with slightly raised borders. These patches give the tongue a map-like appearance. These patches then heal and the condition "migrates" to another spot. Usually without symptoms or burning ...Read more

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