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Tongue Papillae Inflammation
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Not much: I look at peoples mouths and tongues all day long and I've seen all types of tongues with all types of papilla. There is a huge variety of what is normal and as long as the tongue is not painful or in other ways bothering you there's nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Certain papillae of the tongue are normally larger than others, in particular the circumvallate papillae in the back of the tongue. If there are no taste disorders or other abnormalities its more than likely a normal variant. ...Read more
You are normal: Be thankful. It sounds normal to me. Have it looked at and evaluated just to be sure or if you have any other questions. ...Read more
14 - 21 days:
Complete regeneration of lingual papillae and taste
buds is obtained within 14-21 days. ...Read more
Is there a surgical procedure that reduces the length of the tongue papillae? If yes, do plastic surgeons do it, is it a rare medical practice?
Not that I am aware: I am not aware of an option for treating long papillae. ...Read more
Glossitis: Inflammation of the tongue may be caused by iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. Sometimes it can be an intolerance of certain toothpastes. Try maalox mouth washes and taking a multivitamin with iron. If symptoms persist see an oral surgeon or otolaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Dry mouth, allergies: Tongue papilla require moistness for proper function. If you suffer from dry mouth, do not drink enough water, or have had an allergic reaction to food, the papillae will enlarge. Make sure to stay hydrated, use a dry mouth mouthwash like biotene twice daily after brushing, and if it persists, see a dentist to make sure it is simply inflammation. ...Read more
I'm 18 got diagnosed with esophagus inflammation I'm having dry mouth, enlarged curcimvallate pappilae, stool isn't well and get dizzy, random stinging/twitching sensation all over bodywhat's wrong?
Reevaluate: You need to return to your PCP to reevaluate your symptoms. For example, what's causing your esophageal inflammation. You can' the properly treated until the cause or causes of yor various signs & symptoms has been identified. Has diet or medication changed? Family history? Lab evaluations? Specialty referral? Seek hands-on help. ...Read more
Is there anything I can do myself to treat this? In brief: Glossitis This is what is called inflammation of the tongue.
The best way to treat inflammation of the tongue is to try to identify cause, for example: allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune, diet/medication related, tumor etc.
It is important to try an identify cause/effect. First see if there is diet or medication associations and make appropriate modifications. If this becomes a chronic condition then having a doctor evaluate would be recommended. ...Read more
Glossitis is a synonym for inflammation of the tongue. Most frequently in my practice patients bite their tongues which result in pain and swelling. I've biopsied tongues in diagnosing Lipomas; referring these patients to oral surgeons. Other causes of swollen tongue include genetic disorders, malignancy, metabolic diseases. ...Read more
My tongue is disgusting and bad smell it has inflammation and white patches why when I use medicine klacid my tongue will be normally 90% and no smell?
Infection: Klacid is an antibiotic so it's use may well be affecting bacteria in your mouth that could be causing an infection. In addition, it has as a side effect nausea and stomach issues so it could be contributing to gastric reflux that could add to your issues. See your doctor and get evaluated for proper dosage and alternative medication possibilities. If your underlying infection is oral, dentist. ...Read more
Got plica fimbriata on one side of tongue. Used salt water and inflammation/pain decreased, but the pointy part of flap now blackish. Is that bad?
Plica fimbriata: I'm familiar with plica fimbriata Christopher but it is usually painless. On the occasions that it is painful it is treated conservatively with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin or just what you did with the salt water. If it does become chronically painful or bothersome then it can be treated surgically. I don't know what yours looks like exactly but it sounds like something your doctor should see. Good luck. ...Read more
Will cleaning extra well (flossing, brushing, tongue scrape, antiseptic mouthrinse) help the inflammation heal faster at all?
I've got pharyngitis but my symptoms are not bad my throat is okay but I can see and feel the inflammation on back of my tongue what is it?
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
Sore throat for 10 days and yesterday I got inflammation in the middle of the tongue. Also, the middle of my tongue is yellow.
Never: They are your taste buds. If they are inflamed or painful, please see your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Lumps in front of tongue, looks like enlarged papillae or fungiform. Not painful. I didn't notice it before. What is it?
Inflamed circumvallate or foliate Papillae that never went away near tongue? What does this mean? It does not bother me at all.
Papilla: Those papilla are on the tongue itself and can be irritated by different stimuli. Monitor if no bother or see a dentist to evaluate cause and treatment ...Read more
Papillae at end of tongue are raised and feel irritated by end of day. In morning they have shrunk some. Taste is off. Possible cause?
Papillae/taste bud toward middle of tongue is movable like string? Looks pink but kinda like it was scrapped out. What could cause that?
Papilloma: Sounds like papilloma See oral surgeon for removal and biopsy. ...Read more
Have a small tiny bump on tongue for over 2 months. At first I thought it was ONE SINGLE enlarged and inflamed papillae or TLP. If NOT. What is it?
Oral surgeon: Could be many things. See oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more
Hi Docs, I feel something on my tongue, it's like fluted papillae buds on my tongue became larger, I can see them in the mirror. I have cold, help pls?
Taste buds on the tongue sit on raised protrusions of the tongue surface called papillae. Various conditions can interfere with the normal shedding of tongue cells and cause the papillae to get longer and look hairy. Can appear whitish or can be stained yellow, brown or black
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Guess normal: Papillae seen on tongue are the taste buds. Take care! ...Read more
Foliate papillae pain in right side of tongue had it years ago but went away now back. Left side fine. What would cause this?
Foliate papillae that is on the side of the tongue. I have one that is dark redish black pretty far back on one side. Did not bite it or change diet.?
Tricky to say: Wihtout seeing it, it's pretty tricky. One of the pappilae being different from the others is a bit unusual. Discoloration of the tongue from food or post-nasal drip isn't that unusual. Tumor, small burn or food reaction.... ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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