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I have a white pimple under my tongue on the little tendon. Also my right gland is swollen and keeps getting food stuck in it. It hurts?

I have a white pimple under my tongue on the little tendon. Also my right gland is swollen and keeps getting food stuck in it. It hurts?

Consultation: Have the Dentist or Oral Surgeon see this. It may be that the duct is blocked and the saliva is backing up in the gland - this will cause swelling and pain. ...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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2 year old has a white pimple on jaw under tongue. Has cold/cough now and has been scratching around his neck and back of legs. What is this pimple?

MD and DDS: First have your child seen by your pediatrician or family physician, who can evaluate the entire situation. If your physician feels that he\she should also be seen by a pedodontist (pediatric dentist), that would be a good idea also. I hope your child has already been seen by one, which is recommended by this time anyway. We can't diagnose the pimple without actually seeing it. ...Read more

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I have a white pimple looking bump under my tongue. It's not painful, it's just there. What should I do?

I have a white pimple looking bump under my tongue. It's not painful, it's just there. What should I do?

See someone: If you have just noticed it then it must have been increasing in size. See your dentist or ENT or family doctor for a check. It is most likely benign but let's make sure that's the case. ...Read more

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My son has a white pimple like bubble under his tongue. What can it be? He says it doesn't burn like a cold sore, it's not painful.

My son has a white pimple like bubble under his tongue. What can it be? He says it doesn't burn like a cold sore, it's not painful.

Mucocoel: The skin lining the underside of the tongue contains many glands that secrete mucous.Sometimes the mechanical action of a busy tongue will break the tubes that bring the mucous to the surface & a cyst will form under the skin when the mucous cannot get out.I generally send these to an ENT to have them opened & removed.They can reoccur. ...Read more

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Is having a pimple on your tongue normal?

Is having a pimple on your tongue normal?

Pimple: Is a very generic description. I would recommend a visit to your dentist - it's probably a benign fibroma but best to get checked out. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a pimple on your tongue?

Is it possible to get a pimple on your tongue?

No: Pimples are limited to the skin surfaces that contain hair follicles and oil glands. The tongue has neither.You can get something similar with an infection in various glandular structures in the tongue. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have a pimple on your tongue?

Is it unusual to have a pimple on your tongue?

Pimple on tounge: It can be benign, but have it checked with an oral surgeon, they may take a a biopsy to be sure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pimple on my tongue but I don't know whyy .. Why is that?

What to do if I have a pimple on my tongue but I don't know whyy .. Why is that?

Tongue: Likely, a swollen taste bud. If the discomfort is isolated to "pimple" only, give it a couple days to heal. Try not to irritate it with your teeth and avoid acidic foods. If healing is not complete in 3 days, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you get pimples on your tongue?

Can you get pimples on your tongue?

No: You cannot get a traditional "pimple" on your tongue like on your skin. A pimple on the skin is a blocked oil gland or pore which has become infected with bacteria. The tongue does not have oil glands or pores, so it doesn't get pimples. However, there are all sorts of other lumps and bumps which can form on the tongue (but not pimples). If you have something, get it checked by a dentist or ent. ...Read more

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What does pimples on your tongue mean?

What does pimples on your tongue mean?

The tongue: Is covered with papillae, which when they get inflamed can resemble pimples. Essentially your taste buds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How could a pimple be on the bottom back of my tongue?

Inflamed Papillae: What may appear as a pimple on the back of your tongue could be an inflamed taste bud. Also, tonsillar tissues are located around the throat in this area in a 'ring' pattern, that may be enlarged or inflamed. Finally, some lesions of this type may be related to oral cancer or std's. My advise is to visit an oral surgeon or oral pathologist very, very soon for a thorough examination of this area! ...Read more

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I have a painless pimple on my tongue that is there for few months now. ?

I have a painless pimple on my tongue that is there for few months now.  

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See your dentist: Since the tongue does not have the structures that lead to pimples, what you have is some other process. What it is can best be determined by exam, and your dentist is a good source.Your primary care doc might be able to assist you also. ...Read more

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I have a small pimple on the tip of my tongue its the same color as my tongue.

Temporary: It is probably a swollen taste bud or a small ulceration. It should go away within a week or so. If it does not go away have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes white pimple on tongue and how can I get rid of it?

What causes white pimple on tongue and how can I get rid of it?

Mucocele: Could be a mucocele. Underneath the tongue is a very common place for them and it may be rupturing after a few days looking like an ulcer. Mucoceles are caused by an obstructed or ruptured salivary gland duct, hence clear fluid within. Some mucoceles spontaneously resolve on their own after a short time. Others are chronic and requmucire removal through minimally invasive sx or the use of a laser. ...Read more

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There's a white bump, resembling a pimple under my boyfriend's tongue. It always hurts and when he raises his tongue, it hurts him. What is this?

There's a white bump, resembling a pimple under my boyfriend's tongue. It always hurts and when he raises his tongue, it hurts him. What is this?

See a dentist ASAP: You need to see a dentist/ md immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, the majority of tongue problems are not serious and most can be resolved quickly in some instances, though, a discolored or painful tongue can indicate more serious conditions, including vitamin deficiencies, aids, or oral cancer. For this reason, it is important to seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Have pimple like bump on tip of tongue, and bottom of tongue. One is white and doesn't hurt, while the other is does. What is it and what causes it?

Depends...: If you have tongue piercing and giving oral sex....it can be herpes. If not vit deficiency will do that. Avoid the mouth wash for few days. Regular cleaning ang brushing with nonwhitening paste will help. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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