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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

Mouth (Definition)

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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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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Help me please! there are small red bumps on tongue, with "hairy" tougne and red patches. What do I do?

Help me please! there are small red bumps on tongue, with "hairy" tougne and red patches. What do I do?

See your dentist: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. Sounds like normal taste buds (bumps), geographic tongue (bald patches-red spots) and hairy tongue (elongation of papillae). ...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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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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The sides of the tip of my tongue hurt, like the sensation when you burn your tongue. There are small red bumps in the same area too. ?

Irritation: May be irritation from irritating foods. For example, a long session of eating spiced sunflower seeds. Avoid spicy foods for a few days. Saline rinses. If symptoms persist beyond a few days, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a question about little small, red bumps on my tongue back witch smells bad, also from the other side I have like wrats, is it normal?

Hi, I have a question about little small, red bumps on my tongue back witch smells bad, also from the other side I have like wrats, is it normal?

Maybe normal: I'm guessing you are seeing normal circumvallate papillae -- a row of large bumps across the back of the tongue that can appear wart-like. They are entirely normal. Google it for photos to compare. If those photos don't match, best to see a doctor or your dentist. Whatever they are, I doubt they are the cause of the odor you have noticed. ...Read more

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I have red bumps all the way back of tongue. It's painless. I can feel it when I swallow. I also have tiny red bumps on the top layer of my tongue.

I have red bumps all the way back of tongue. It's painless. I can feel it when I swallow. I also have tiny red bumps on the top layer of my tongue.

Probably normal: Everybody has a row of large (up to 1/8 inch) red bumps across the back of the tongue, called circumvallate papillae (google it for photos). And normal tongue papillae and taste buds could be the "tiny red bumps" you describe. Therefore, I'm guessing nothing is abnormal. But see your doctor or dentist if you remain cocnerned. ...Read more

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I have red large bumps on the mid and back section of my tongue. I also have small red bumps on tip of the tongue? How to i go about getting rid of ?

Tongue : I strongly advise you to be seen by an oral surgeon for evaluation and proper diagnosis also you could seek the help of an oral medicine dentist .The proper treatment always follow the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are lots of small, painless red bumps on the tongue normal? Can swillimg saltwater around the mouth help get rid of these? Cheers!

Are lots of small, painless red bumps on the tongue normal? Can swillimg saltwater around the mouth help get rid of these?
Cheers!

Well : That's an option That can help. For specific diagnosis and treatment recommend Healthtap visit with photographs ...Read more

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I was elbowed in my jaw/cheek last night and now I have 3 tiny red bumps on the left tip of my tongue. Is this normal? How do I treat this?

Possible cold sores : Trauma to the tongue can cause an activation of th hsv1 virus and lead to small vesicles or bumps from cold sores in this area. If this is the cause, it can be treated with oral antiviral medications. See your dentist or dermatologist to evaluate and treat these lesions. ...Read more

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White coating on my tongue in the a.m. It comes off when I brush with baking soda.Tonight it was there with tiny red bumps.Little blood.Painless.

White coating on my tongue in the a.m. It comes off when I brush with baking soda.Tonight it was there with tiny red bumps.Little blood.Painless.

White patch on tongu: Elongated tongue papilla also known as taste buds. Show this to your dentist or an ENT. They will be able to rule out a candidal infection that needs antifungals. Best thing to do is brush your tongue when you brush your teeth or use. Tongue rake can also be used. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of tongue and small area of white coating around them on taste buds. Been there for 2 weeks and no pain. Use asthma inhaler. ?

Red bumps on back of tongue and small area of white coating around them on taste buds. Been there for 2 weeks and no pain. Use asthma inhaler. 
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What inhaler?: is it a steroid inhaler? if yes, so make sure you rinse your mouth and throat after using it, yes at times you may have fungal infection from steroid particles deposits on the back of the throat / tongue, if that stays, see your doctor for assessment, good luck ...Read more

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White colored tongue with small taste buds like red bumps.If i brushed then tongue is red. If i had tea then color is yellow.Back also small red bumps?

White colored tongue with small taste buds like red bumps.If i brushed then tongue is red. If i had tea then color is yellow.Back also small red bumps?

White tongue common: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, ; not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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I had lil small red bumps on my lips & my tongue is still numb after 4 days Dr said it's not herpes could it be from medicines I've taken?

I had lil small red bumps on my lips & my tongue is still numb after 4 days Dr said it's not herpes could it be from medicines I've taken?

Drug reaction?: I agree with your doctor that herpes is not a likely cause of symptoms like this. It also doesn't sound like a typical drug reaction, but that might be possible. Discuss it with your doctor, and/or check back with the doctor who prescribed the medicine you have taken. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tongue having white coating and some area having tiny red bumps. What is it? Roof of mouth is little yellowish. Dont smoke and drink.

Tongue having white coating and some area having tiny red bumps. What is it? Roof of mouth is little yellowish. Dont smoke and drink.

Watch for infection.: It could be only an irritation due to something that you ate or drank. Or just a lack of proper hygiene. Make sure you brush your tongue and teeth after eating. Watch for sweets and milk. Rinse with salty water with a drop of peroxide. If hurts, see a dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Hi, I got my tongue pierced Monday & im worried I might have an infection. There's small red bumps under my tongue that hurt & there's a lump of skin ?

Hi, I got my tongue pierced Monday & im worried I might have an infection. There's small red bumps under my tongue that hurt & there's a lump of skin ?

Tongue piercing: Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to check for infection, a common and potentially serious complication. Dentist's don't like tongue piercings for that reason, and because trauma from the fixtures often cause excessive wear to the teeth, fractured teeth, and permanent bone/gum loss on the tongue side of the teeth. ...Read more

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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

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I got one small ulcer in tongue after 4 weeks of unprotected sex.And 2 red bumps on my inner thigh.Are these symptom of acute HIV ? Pls reply me..

I got one small ulcer in tongue after 4 weeks of unprotected sex.And 2 red bumps on my inner thigh.Are these symptom of acute HIV ? Pls reply me..

Get examined please: It could be almost anything and the only way to know for sure is to get it tested. Do not delay, and please consider using protection in the future. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Have small intestine inflammation one issue is white tongue - geographic tongue, is there medicine to rid it? Pale, fuzzy, red bumps back of tongue...

Have small intestine inflammation one issue is white tongue - geographic tongue, is there medicine to rid it? Pale, fuzzy, red bumps back of tongue...

Tongue issues: There is no treatment for geographic or white tongue. The appearance of the tongue changes a lot and sometimes may reflect what's going on anywhere else in the body. If your inflammation is active, this may be reflective of your tongue, so treating your problem may help the appearance of your time, but that's not guarantee. The red bumps in the back are most likely taste buds. If in doubt, see doc. ...Read more

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I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. we cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...Read more

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My friend has about 5 Canker sores on & around her tongue about 2 weeks after oral sex. Also small red bumps on roof of mouth. Could it be related?

My friend has about 5 Canker sores on & around her tongue about 2 weeks after oral sex. Also small red bumps on roof of mouth. Could it be related?

Sounds like: it could be a Herpes virus infection..... would suggest your "friend" have an "intimate" conversation with her PCP about these "cankers"! There is medication for such lesions!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Multiple small red bumps on wall of throat &small flesh color flaps front of tonsil & multipl small red warts under tongue &big squishy lumps on floor?

Multiple small red bumps on wall of throat &small flesh color flaps front of tonsil & multipl small red warts under tongue &big squishy lumps on floor?

Of course you can!: Don't let yourself suffer like this. The infection that you experienceD, is not caused by the chicken. It is caused by bacteria. Therefore, if you prepare the chicken appropriately and you wash your hands, there is no reason why you can't eat chicken after you have typhoid. Bon appetite! ...Read more

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My tongue has like a white/yellow tint to it. And there are small red bumps towards the back.. It burns to touch and my throat hurts. What is this?

My tongue has like a white/yellow tint to it. And there are small red bumps towards the back.. It burns to touch and my throat hurts. What is this?

Coated tongue: Your tongue may be coated due to an infection which can sometimes be caused by a yeast or virus. It is very important that you see your doctor to determine the actual cause of your infection so that the appropriate treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more