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I have small white bumps on my tongue. One on the tip causes pain. Been going off and on for a month. Inflamed papillae or warts?

I have small white bumps on my tongue.  One on the tip causes pain. Been going off and on for a month.  Inflamed papillae or warts?

TONGUE BUMPS: THESE BUMPS SOUND LIKE INFLAMED PAPILLAE. A PHOTO WOULD HELP. GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE COMES TO MIND IS YOUR MOUTH DRY? A FEW CONDITIONS THAT MAY TRIGGER THIS ARE A YEAST INFECTION, ANEMIA, AND A FEW OTHERS. DO SEE YOUR DOCTOR IF THEY PERSIST ...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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What are the causes and medication for a small bump in the floor of the tongue?And what food and things to avoid?

What are the causes and medication for a small bump in the floor of the tongue?And what food and things to avoid?

Where?: If this is truly on the surface of the tongue, it is probably a viral infection or reaction to a food. Try Ambesol or similar product as needed if it is sore. Avoid salty, sour, or very hot foods for the next week or so. If no improvement, see your doctor. If the area is in the floor of the mouth it could be a salivary gland infection. Same treatment, but if no improvement may need antibiotic ...Read more

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I have small bumps under my tongue . What could be the cause? What should I do?

I have small  bumps under my tongue . What could be the cause? What should I do?

See a dentist: This may or may not be normal. The only way to know for sure is to see a dentist who can actually see what you are describing and give you an accurate and definitive answer to your question. ...Read more

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I have small red bump with small white tip white (i think) under my tongue? What can it be? I drink a lot of alcohol, could that be a cause

I have small red bump with  small white tip white (i think) under my tongue? What can it be? I drink a lot of alcohol, could that be a cause

Gland: Most likely a salivary duct that is irritated or partially blocked. If so, usually resolves itself. If persist for more than 10 days, get in to see your dentist and get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small painful red bump side of left tongue. I have cold, could sneezing cause tooth to tongue trauma. More irradiated since touching it. Oral cancer?

Small painful red bump side of left tongue. I have cold, could sneezing cause tooth to tongue trauma. More irradiated since touching it. Oral cancer?

Need to see Dentist: There are literally hundreds of infections, neoplasms, traumas, etc., that can cause pain & swelling. What are you waiting for? Call your Dentist and ask to be seen ASAP. 5 most dangerous words in the English language: Maybe it will go away. ...Read more

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I always get small painless bumps in the mouth filled with fluid.Usually pierce them and they don't hurt.What is the cause and got HSV1.

I always get small painless bumps in the mouth filled with fluid.Usually pierce them and they don't hurt.What is the cause and got HSV1.

Mucoceles: These sound like benign interruptions of the ducts on minor salivary glands that are common throughout your mouth. Of course your best bet is to get it evaluated by a dentist to be sure but your description sounds like these. They are often smaller than those in this image.. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i eat i get these very small fluid filled bumps inside my mouth on the smooth tissue. It doesn't hurt. What is this and what causes it?

Sometimes when i eat i get these very small fluid filled bumps inside my mouth on the smooth tissue. It doesn't hurt. What is this and what causes it?

Most Probably: You are dealing with small blocked salivary glands, or small salivary duct cysts. These are completely benign and are just a small (. ...Read more

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Got small sores that come and go in the mouth.Usually come one or two and disappear.With red bumps filled with blood.What may be the cause?

More info please: are the bumps mainly on inner cheeks, roof of the mouth (palate), or floor of the mouth; or mainly on the tongue? Do they blister? Do they heal with scar, ulcer or completely clear? ...Read more

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Tested for Herpes Type 1 and result positive.Have small painless bumps in the mouth and pain full pumps in the genitals when pressed.What is the cause?

Tested for Herpes Type 1 and result positive.Have small painless bumps in the mouth and pain full pumps in the genitals when pressed.What is the cause?

HSV 1&2: Most likely HSV1 Genitally , can be transmitted via oral sex. HSV LESIONS TEND TO BE PAINFUL. See your doctor with next flare and get labs checked. Acute flares of HSV RESPOND TO FAMVIR&VALTREX. Most importantly to realize virus may be spread even without visible lesions. You need to have a frank discussion with past & present sex partners. Especially if they test-for HSV1&2. ...Read more

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Hello, I have small white bumps on the tip of my tongue, what does it mean?

Hello, I have small white bumps on the tip of my tongue, what does it mean?

White bumps: It may mean you are looking very carefully at your tongue, but may just be a normal finding of more prominent papillae, especially if you haven't burned your tongue or had a recent viral infection. Your doctor can tell you more with a careful exam. ...Read more

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There are small white bumps on my tongue. I've bit it a lot recently and just noticed today. Are these just healing sores or is it something else?

There are small white bumps on my tongue. I've bit it a lot recently and just noticed today. Are these just healing sores or is it something else?

Need more info: Hard to diagnose without viewing the problem. I would suggest that you see your dentist or your family physician. They are the correct person to give you an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What cause smooth red bumps on the tongue that goes away within a week?

What cause smooth red bumps on the tongue that goes away within a week?

Needs to be seen: Without actually seeing you and the bumps on your tongue, we can't diagnose what you see. It's most likely normal if it goes away. It could be many things and not necessarily a problem. The best way to get an accurate answer is to have a dentist actually examine you when the red bumps are there. ...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!

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 have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?

I have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more