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Dr. Jay Park
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2 year old, fever, white bumps on back throat, vomitting, mouth hurts, tongue red/taste buds swollen. Asks for water. What could this be? Been 2 doc.

Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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2 year old, fever, white bumps on back throat, vomitting, mouth hurts, tongue red/taste buds swollen. Asks for water. What could this be? Been 2 doc.

Viral illness: Making him feel comfortable by giving him antipyretic such as tylenol and encouraging fluid intake would be all he needs. Be patient, viral illness generally runs a few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Devin Cunning
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Dr. Devin Cunning
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.

Infection: Sounds viral but may be bacterial. If you use tobacco, a palatal biopsy may be in order. Salt water gargles and topical anesthetic will help. A throat culture can help differentiate the etiology. See your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Stanley Halpern
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Burnt my mouth, noticed a white bump on back of my tongue the next day. It is no longer a bump but a painless, thick white spot. Should I worry?

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Burnt my mouth, noticed a white bump on back of my tongue the next day. It is no longer a bump but a painless, thick white spot. Should I worry?

No Worries: this is the burn. If does not continue to improve then get evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
Board Certified, Dentistry
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On my tongue I have pick bumps. On the back upper wall inside my mouth is something white. It looks like a bump or puss. Should i worry?

Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
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On my tongue I have pick bumps. On the back upper wall inside my mouth is something white. It looks like a bump or puss. Should i worry?

See your doctor : It could be caused by a number of things. You will need an proper examination to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Emrich
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The roof of my mouth is slightly yellowish. There is a thin white/clear liquid on my tongue, as well as red bumps in the far back. What could this be?

Dr. Charles Emrich
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The roof of my mouth is slightly yellowish. There is a thin white/clear liquid on my tongue, as well as red bumps in the far back. What could this be?

Peace of mind: Does the yellow stuff rub off leaving healthy tissue? Any other symptoms? Your peace of mind will be worth a trip to the dentist chuck. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Calendine
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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Sore throat , red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and ?

Dr. Paul Grin
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Sore throat , red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and ?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. Try to quit the tobacco use, good opportunity. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Have large bumps on my tongue no pain In the back of my mouth?

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
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 Have  large bumps on my tongue no pain In the back of my mouth?

Maybe normal: Sounds like normal anatomy of the tongue. If your concerned, see your primary care provider for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Board Certified, Dentistry
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In.The back right side of my mouth to the back right of my tongue there's this little bump is it my gland ?

Dr. Zahid Ahmed
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In.The back right side of my mouth to the back right of my tongue there's this little bump is it my gland ?

Probably normal : Bumps on the back of the tongue may be normal anatomy that is commonly mistaken as an abnormality. These are most likely your papillae. However, if itchy, or even painful, perhaps the bumps may be something else. Your best bet would be to get an evaluation by a dentist if becomes symptomatic or if it is really concerning you. Good luck. ...Read more

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