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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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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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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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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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I am feeling a little discomfort in my mouth...i stuck my finger to.the back of my tongue and felt these little bumps what could it be?

I am feeling a little discomfort in my mouth...i stuck my finger to.the back of my tongue and felt these little bumps what could it be?

Papillae?: They could be normal or inflamed papillae. If this continues, or you don't feel healthy in any way, see your dentist and\or physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I've got red bumps on tongue in back of mouth, what does this sound like?

I've got red bumps on tongue in back of mouth, what does this sound like?

Taste Buds: It sounds like normal taste buds called circumvallate papillae. Of course, without actually seeing you we can't be sure. To confirm this, you would have to see your own dentist. ...Read more

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There is a red bump on the side of my tongue, in the back of my mouth. What could this be? What could I do to help get rid of it ? Any possible info

There is a red bump on the side of my tongue, in the back of my mouth. What could this be? What could I do to help get rid of it ? Any possible info

Painful or not?: Is it painful? Have you ever had them before? Are there any other bumps elsewhere on your body or in your mouth? If it's painful, it could be a canker sore. If not, it could be an inflamed taste bud or a benign fibroma, possibly from past trauma to the tongue. I would recommend that you go to your doctor and have it looked at. ...Read more

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