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Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

May be inflamed: "Flu" is the condition caused by the influenza virus with symptoms of runny nose, fever, sore throat and cough. However, lay people tend to call the ailment that causes vomiting and diarrhea flu also. If you had vomiting with your bout of flu, it would not be unusual to have persistent inflammation in the esophagus, back of throat and tongue with referred pain to the ears for a couple of days. ...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 does it mean if the back of the tongue is white with little red dots?

What does it mean if the back of the tongue is white with little red dots?

Normal: The red dots are taste buds but an accumulation of "white" material on the back of the tongues means you're not cleaning your tongue properly. After brushing use a tongue scrapper to remove the white plaque from the back of your tongue. ...Read more

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Hi doctori have bumps of red spots on my back of the tongue?

Hi doctori have bumps of red spots on my back of the tongue?

Bumps on tongue: This may be the normal appearance of your tongue papillae or lingual tonsils especially if you don't have any symptoms or discomfort. If you smoke, stop. If the bumps are tender or worrisome see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can red lumps at the back of the tongue be any kind of STI or std?

Must be seen: The most likely cause of the bumps on the back of your tongue is that they are normal taste buds. If you have fears of sti or std, the only prudent course is to get a physical exam to know for sure what your situation is. ...Read more

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White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

Oral yeast?: Could be an oral yeast infection, or a simple coated tongue that needs to be cleaned of its coating thru use of a tongue scraper (available on internet). Also could be an allergy to something eaten or used in the mouth. If problem persists or is accompanied later on by pain or fever, see an oral health professional. ...Read more

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I've got massive red dots at the back of my tongue what are they?

Tongue structures: These are most likely circumvallate papillae which are dome-like structures found on the back of the tongue. They may appear reddened if they have been irritated. They are normal and provide some taste recognition. There is also an area around the base that releases saliva. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

Tongue bumps: Your tongue has 4 different types of surfaces. The very back of your tongue is covered with a mushroom shaped surface that is more pronounced than the front, sides, or underneath surfaces. Fungi form papilla cover the back section and can trap food underneath the edges. This leads to potential irritation and bad breath. A tongue scraper will remove the irritants; a conservative first step. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get red bunps on the back of your tongue after having tonsillitis?

What does it mean when you get red bunps on the back of your tongue after having tonsillitis?

Sequellae: Most probably is part of the whole process of infection/inflammation of the area.
Should be part of the normal healing process.
If they grow and start to ulcerate, you should seek professional advise. ...Read more

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I have a couple red dots towards the back of my tongue and I was wondering what they may be. I'm just getting over a cold, if that is any help.

I have a couple red dots towards the back of my tongue and I was wondering what they may be. I'm just getting over a cold, if that is any help.

Hard to tell: Without seeing you and feeling the areas it is hard to tell. It may be normal or something that has developed that requires treatment. If it is not gone in two weeks have a dentist take a look for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Curious as to why are there red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Curious as to why are there red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Mostly normal: These are your taste buds, and everyone has them. The only reason for concern is if they change size, shape, or color. ...Read more

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Baby has red bumps on the back of her tongue?

Taste buds: The bumps in the posterior tongue may be the major papillary taste buds. ...Read more

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I havd red spots on my tongue and large ones on the back of it, what could this be?

I havd red spots on my tongue and large ones on the back of it, what could this be?

Taste Buds: Provided that these bumps are not a symptom of underlying disease, i.e. There is no pain, swelling, bleeding, burning sensation, or discomfort of any kind, they are taste buds. The major test buds are in the posterior part of the tongue. ...Read more

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Inflamation under the tongue, under the back of my tongue, and red in color not normal pink?

Maybe this is normal: Color of your oral tissues comes from the blood supply underneath the skin. The thickness of the tissue and the size of the blood vessels varies to the degree of redness or pink also varies. Also some skin in the mouth has a substance called keratin on it which is a waxy white material that makes the tissues appear more pink or white. ...Read more

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Hard red bumps on back of tongue and It don't look V-shaped. It look like a cluster of bumps.

Hard red bumps on back of tongue and It don't look V-shaped. It look like a cluster of bumps.

Normal finding: Bumps on the back or inside of tongue are normal findings. Unless you are having some symptoms, like swelling or tingling etc. I would not worry too much, except to point this out to your physician at your next physical check up. ...Read more

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I am careless in cleaning tongue. Now few days before I noticed white coating with red small taste buds like bumps back of tongue. Is it normal?

I am careless in cleaning tongue. Now few days before I noticed white coating with red small taste buds like bumps back of tongue. Is it normal?

Normal...: Normal tongue anatomy... In regards to the whitish areas... Your tongue can trap plaque on the surface in the hairlike projections of the papilla... Especially during colds... Advise the use of a tongue scraper to remove plaque and the associated excess bacteria... ...Read more

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Hi Dr. So I currently have irritating bumps in the back of my tongue this has happened to me once before but this time one of the bumps are red what?

Tongue bumps: It is advisable to ensure you're on a multivitamin and getting the rda for vot b; vit c; zinc and vit A. try gargling the mouth with salt water to cleanse, and ensure good dental hygiene. Should this persisit you need to see your gp to exclude any inflammatory conditions or malabsorbtion causes that may cause this condition. It all could be normal. ...Read more

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My tongue is white and have red bumps on the back of my tongue?

Anatomy normal: The top of people's tongues can be different colors. White coatings can come from something that you ate, or a product that you are using. The red bumps on the back of your tongue may the normal appearance of taste buds called cirumvallate papilla. If you have any concerns at all, I would recommend seeing a dentist for an evaluation as white and red colorings may indicate things out of the norm. ...Read more

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Can amoxiciilin cause redness and burning in back of mouth/ mouth?

Can amoxiciilin cause redness and burning in back of mouth/ mouth?

Yes: May be an allergic reaction. Why are you taking it? Would call the doctor who prescribed it and discuss it be fore taking more. ...Read more

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I have red dot on the back of my tongue for a long time. Should I visit to a doctor?

I have red dot on the back of my tongue for a long time. Should I visit to a doctor?

Yes: Get it looked at could be normal anatomy or a minor problem but also could be something abnormal. ...Read more

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Hi ihave few big red bumbs back of my tongue not painfull and my tongue became little white. I had sex without condom 3y ago is this hiv+ answer me plz?

Hi ihave few big red bumbs back of my tongue not painfull and my tongue became little white. I had sex without condom 3y ago is this hiv+ answer me plz?

Normal anatomy.: There are tastebuds ion the back of the tongue that are big red bumps. They are called circuvalate papillae and they are normal to have. Now, realize that I cannot see your bumps, but it's a very good bet that this is what you're seeing. It's not hiv. Shine a light in someone's mouth and see if they have the same bumps. If not, see your physician. ...Read more

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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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I'm 26 yrs. Old and had a red bumps at tje back of my tongue, what should I do?

I'm 26 yrs. Old and had a red bumps at tje back of my tongue, what should I do?

Taste buds: Most likely they are your taste buds. Ask your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on the back of my tongue and they hurt what could it be?

I have little red bumps on the back of my tongue and they hurt what could it be?

Red bumps: I think that you are talking about inflamed circumvallate papillae, the taste buds on the back of the oral tongue. This can happen with a viral infection. See a doctor if it does not get better soon. ...Read more

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My daughter recently got sick & now she has red bumps on the back of her tongue. Is this normal?

My daughter recently got sick & now she has red bumps on the back of her tongue. Is this normal?

Bumps tongue: The tongue is made up of tiny little bumps that get bigger toward the back of the tongue and may get larger with illness. ...Read more

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I got red bumps on the back of my tongue big and smal. They hurt and make it hard to eat. What could it be?

I got red bumps on the back of my tongue big and smal. They hurt and make it hard to eat. What could it be?

Tongue issues: The back of the tongue has different size "bumps" that are normal. Inflammation of these papillae can occur from various problems. I would start with basic oral hygiene.
Brushing the teeth and using an alcohol free mouthwash at least twice a day. Use a tongue scraper if there is build up on the tongue. If this doesn't improve things then an evaluation is important to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have red bumps like in like pairs of two at the back of my tongue...what could they be, I have had them for like a year now I guess?

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

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I woke up with a 2 red sores in the back of my left side tongue. I have not been sexually active, it went away in a day. What was it?

I woke up with a 2 red sores in the back of my left side tongue. I have not been sexually active, it went away in a day. What was it?

Stomatitis: It sounds like stomatitis, an inflammation of the tongue. It can often appear for no particular reason. If it does, gargling or over-the-counter treatments can help with discomfort. If it persists, check with your doctor. ...Read more