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Had a sore throat for a few days not sore as much now but noticed tiny red dots on tip of my tongue? Should I see a doctor or will it pass

Had a sore throat for a few days not sore as much now but noticed tiny red dots on tip of my tongue? Should I see a doctor or will it pass

Hard to guess: If you feel worried, it might be worth an exam and while there discuss a referral for health anxiety therapy. A specialist CBT can coach you on handling these worries and help decide if a Rx is a good idea. ...Read more

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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


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I have small red dots on tip of tongue a white coloration also on tongue and had a sore throat two days ago could this be anything?

I have small red dots on tip of tongue a white coloration also on tongue and had a sore throat two days ago could this be anything?

Yes: Please see your family physician. You could have a herpes infection or other viral infection or also a yeast infection that should be treated now. ...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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I have 2 sores in my mouth. 1 small bright red sore on soft palate by my teeth and 1 underneath the tip of tongue small red border white center. Can u have canker sores and oral herpes @the same time?

I have 2 sores in my mouth. 1 small bright red sore on soft palate by my teeth and 1 underneath the tip of tongue small red border white center. Can u have canker sores and oral herpes @the same time?

Anything is possible: But, the description sounds like canker sores on the tongue. The palatal sore could be due to a canker sore, or due to periodontal issue or a tooth abscess. Get checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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Chew nicorette 7 yrs. 1 wk ago felt "scalded" throat & bitter taste. Now, many tiny raised red bumps on soft palate & throat. Tip of tongue very sore?

Chew nicorette 7 yrs. 1 wk ago felt "scalded" throat & bitter taste. Now, many tiny raised red bumps on soft palate & throat. Tip of tongue very sore?

Raised red bumps: It's best to go to your dentist; it could very well have a viral origin, A thorough exam will rule out any other suspicious cause ...Read more

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What does flat red spot on tip of tongue mean? Its painless and had it for 3weeks im worried.

What does flat red spot on tip of tongue mean? Its painless and had it for 3weeks im worried.

Difficult to say: It is impossible to make a DX in this format on spots.
If this persists it would be best to see your DR and get it checked. ...Read more

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I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

Could be normal but.: This can be a normal issue with the tongue- may be caused by spicy foods, drinks, meds... But if in doubt, I would see a dentist now while the spots are present ...Read more

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Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Red spots on tongue: May be inflammed taste buds. Doubt infection since they are painless and no other symptoms. You may have also accidentally burned them with hot coffee or tea. Salt water gargles - 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 4 oz warm water - gargle and spit out might help. Good luck ...Read more

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Helllo Dr. I have a red spotted tip of my tongue that has little red sores and is just in tip of tongue it seems to be causing slight splitting.??

Wait: May be irritated from eating certain foods. Wait. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds (ask pharmacist). If symptoms persist, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a white spot on the end of my tongue which was sore I was constantly rubbing it now my tip of tongue is covered in red spots which is so sore?

I had a white spot on the end of my tongue which was sore I was constantly rubbing it now my tip of tongue is covered in red spots which is so sore?

Needs to be seen: You need to see a dentist in order to evaluate what caused the white spot and now the soreness on your tongue and what can be done. These situations need personal evaluation and cannot be diagnosed or treatment suggested over the internet. ...Read more

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Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Possible cause: Stop the smokeless tobacco and see if your problem stops. Tobacco increases the incidence of oral cancer, so the sooner you stop, the better the chances you will stay healthy. ...Read more

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Painful 4-5 red sores on roof of mouth (internal) and some white lesions, tip of tongue has white blister. Fever for 3 days. Due to kissing? Pls help

Painful 4-5 red sores on roof of mouth (internal) and some white lesions, tip of tongue has white blister. Fever for 3 days. Due to kissing? Pls help

HSV-1: You may acquired the HSV-1 infection, that is the same virus responsible for cold sores. When the virus causes apthous ulcers, they can be very annoying as you well know. See the Dr. For a definitive diagnosis as there are oral pain medications and anti-virals that can help you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since I get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since I get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

Need to be seen: These types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Therefore, you will need to see a dentist for a definitive diagnose and appropriate treatment, if necessary. ...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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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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A small raised white spot on right side tip of tongue not painful been there for months what does it mean?

A small raised white spot on right side tip of tongue not painful been there for months what does it mean?

Show us picture pls: 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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1 month old has small white spots on tip of tongue and will sometimes cry when eating. What could this be?

1 month old has small white spots on tip of tongue and will sometimes cry when eating. What could this be?

Could be thrush: Thrush is extremely common in infants. It is yeast infection in the mouth which causes white spots on the tongue, inside the cheeks, and/roof of the mouth. It typically make the mouth sore and painful with eating/sucking. There is safe medicine to treat thrush. The infant should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Have a quick question? I've recently have had dry mouth in the morning. From this I have no pain but seems like there is tiny bumps on tip of tongue?

Suspicious bumps?: Any suspicious bumps on the tongue that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, should be evaluated. See your doctor or dentist for eval. ...Read more

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I've recently had dry mouth in the am. Currently I have quit smoking. With that I have tiny non painful bumps on tip of tongue?

Suspicious bumps?: Any suspicious bumps on the tongue that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, should be evaluated. See your doctor or dentist for eval. ...Read more

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Bit tip of tongue, looked and there was two small bubbles filled with blood. Popped them like pimples and they are back. Tongue sore/tingly. What is this?

Bit tip of tongue, looked and there was two small bubbles filled with blood. Popped them like pimples and they are back. Tongue sore/tingly. What is this?

All you did was: Convert a closed wound to an open one. Leave them alone, rinse your mouth with warm saline (1 tsp table salt in a quart of water approximates that), and leave it alone for a week. ...Read more

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No sore throat just neck ache. Runny nose. Tiny white spots on back of uvula. One on tip of tongue went away with salt water. Looks like herpangina?

No sore throat just neck ache. Runny nose. Tiny white spots on back of uvula. One on tip of tongue went away with salt water. Looks like herpangina?

Please stop: Please stop trying to diagnose yourself. If you have Herpangina you would probably also have an acute fever. You can't see the back of your Uvula without putting a mirror behind it. Your symptoms suggest an infection, so go see your Family Physician. Let him/her do the diagnosis and treatment plan. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Sores on tip of tongue, what should I do?

Sores on tip of tongue, what should I do?

Palliative treatment: It seems like is the result of some type of irritation on the tip of the tongue. Keep your mouth clean and have some cream like rx triamcinolone or over the counter oral gel to alleviate pain. Long lasting (+3 weeks) should be seen by a doctor. (dentist). ...Read more

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Any proven exercises to strengthen tip of tongue?

Any proven exercises to strengthen tip of tongue?

Yes: Yes, there are several exercises proven to strengthen one's tongue. Speech therapists and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists use these in clinical settings.
See Tongue Resistance at http://www. Ucs. Louisiana. Edu/~ncr3025/roussel/codi531/oralexercise. Html ...Read more

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Tip of tongue suddenly soft/smooth. What could cause this sensation?

Tip of tongue suddenly soft/smooth. What could cause this sensation?

Needs to be seen: It's not what it could be, it's what it actually is. This would need to be personally seen by a dentist in order to know what, if anything, needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have a dark patch in left tip of tongue. Doesn't bother me, but I wonder what can it be. Does not hurt or anything, but I have had it for a while.

Tongue abnormality: Oral diagnosis requires a good exam and in some cases, a biopsy. You really need to see a dentist, oral surgeon, or otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Weird sores on tip of tongue and is always discolored-white. Pic http://imgur. Com/xfxv8ji. Help?

Weird sores on tip of tongue and is always discolored-white. Pic http://imgur. Com/xfxv8ji. Help?

Tongue picture: It is tough to say what the cause is without seeing it first hand, however, a picture is said to be worth a thousand words. The picture appears like classical benign migratory glossitis or geographic tongue which can be symptomatic in many people burning, stinging. The patches on the tongue usually move around and won't be in the same place the next time a pic is taken. This is one DX from the pic. ...Read more