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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.

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. Christopher Crosby
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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


Dr. Devin Cunning
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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.

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. Jeffrey Juchau
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Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
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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?

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. 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 ?

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?

 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
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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 ?

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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