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What can cause tiny white bumps on tongue?

What can cause tiny white bumps on tongue?

May be normal: If these bumps are new, and you have been taking antibiotics it could be a yeast infection called thrush, which is easily treated. If they are long standing, don't hurt and aren't changing, it may just be normal prominent papillae (taste buds). It doesn't sound like anything serious, but if you're not sure check with your doctor ...Read more

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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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What can cause white bumps on the back of my tongue?

What can cause white bumps on the back of my tongue?

The surface of: The tongue is covered with papilla (which can resemble bumps). They are your taste buds. They can vary in size. If they are painful please consult with your dentist. Brushing your tongue as part of your oral hygiene regimen is beneficial. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the white bumps on my tongue?

What are the white bumps on my tongue?

Can't tell online: Without an examination there is no way of really knowing. Have it looked at by your dentist. ...Read more

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What could cause a white oval bump on the roof of the mouth?

What could cause a white oval bump on the roof of the mouth?

Abscess: If the "oval bump" is close to the upper teeth, it could be caused by an abscessed tooth. See your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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What maybe the cause of this white patches on my tongue?

What maybe the cause of this white patches on my tongue?

Best to be seen: There are lots of things that can cause white patches on the tongue. Some are benign and require no treatment. Some require treatment and a few require a biopsy for a definitive diagnosis as they can be potentially dangerous and even if they look harmless may not be! all white patches lasting more than 2 weeks mandate you seeing a dentist for a diagnosis. Always best not to take chances. ...Read more

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What cause the little white head bumps on eyelids?

What cause the little white head bumps on eyelids?

Milia: These are probably tiny cysts called milia however you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure this is the problem. ...Read more

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What could cause white spots on my throat and a red patch on the roof of my mouth?

What could cause white spots on my throat and a red patch on the roof of my mouth?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal visual examination and evaluation. Merely giving you a list of possibilities serves no real purpose. If you want to know what you have and what would be the appropriate treatment, if any, you will need to see a physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

Must be seen: Your question cannot be evaluated without a photo or exam. ...Read more

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What caused these big red bumps on the back of my tongue?

What caused these big red bumps on the back of my tongue?

Big red bumps: Those big red bumps are known as circumvallate papilla--completely normal. But net time you are at the dentist ask him/or her to show them to you. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

Whit spots: Fungal infection can show up as white spots in the mouth. Make sure to show those spots to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What can cause small hard white bumps on my labia?

What can cause small hard white bumps on my labia?

See doctor: Bumps on labia could be many things from genital warts, to molluscum, to herpes, to ingrown hair follicles. Need exam to evaluate. ...Read more

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What would cause two small white bumps on the inside of my vaginal lips?

What would cause two small white bumps on the inside of my vaginal lips?

Many possibilities: The most common cause is small sebaceous glands which have blocked ducts these usually do not neeed treatment examination is needed to be sure. ...Read more

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What is the cause of tiny bumps on my lip line that itch?

What is the cause of tiny bumps on my lip line that itch?

Bumps on the lip: You could have the start or a cold sore on the lips. Try some cold sore medicine and see if it helps. Abreva works well. You family doctor can write for acyclovir. Keep the area moist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause a yellow tongue and skin-like tags on the bottom of my tongue?

What can cause a yellow tongue and skin-like tags on the bottom of my tongue?

Elongated papilla: When the taste buds get too long on the dorsum or the top (flat part) or the tongue they will look white or yellow unless you smoke (they will be brown). You can try brushing the tongue and or a tongue rake to break them off. You can also eat more ruffage (fruits and vegetables) and this will help to break them off. Same thing happens on the side of the tongue but generally not as bad. ...Read more

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What is this tiny white bump on the tip of my tongue?

What is this tiny white bump on the tip of my tongue?

TONGUE: Question is a little vague. . Size , shape, duration, pain/ no pain , , when in doubt, visit your dentist. ...Read more

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I have these white bumps and small streaks that appear on the inside of my mouth, specifically on the interior of the cheeks. What is it? Std? Help!

I have these white bumps and small streaks that appear on the inside of my mouth, specifically on the interior of the cheeks. What is it? Std? Help!

Needs evaluation: It could be cold sores. Sometimes people only get them on the inside of the lip or cheek. Only way to know for sure is have your doc look at them. ...Read more

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