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Bumps on the back of tongue?

Bumps on the back of tongue?

The most usual : Situation for patients that notice bumps on the back of the tongue is that they are seeing circumvallate papilla. They are the largest of the normal bumps on the tongue at the very back. They can become irritated on occasion and you might notice them more easily. If the bumps have become more noticeable and don't resolve in a few days, consult w your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Pimples on back of my head?

Pimples on back of my head?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. ...Read more

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Random bumps on the back of my thigh why?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Acne on the back?

Acne on the back?

Prescription: Acne on the back almost always requires prescription meds. If you're not a woman for whom the oral contraceptive pill is appropriate, then consider starting with topical Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic that's appropriate if this doesn't get the results you want. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red bumps on the back of heel?

Red bumps on the back of heel?

Read below: The red bumps may be rubbing from the shoes on the back of a boney prominence. Other possiblities are a rash or dermatitis to the area from shoes or a possible insect bite. See your podiatrist if this is getting worse, itching or painful. ...Read more

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Sores on back of my neck around the hair line?

Sores on back of my neck around the hair line?

Probably ingrowns: In that location, ingrown hairs are very common. Try benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid or glycolic acid to clear them up. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the bumps on my head in the back?

What are the bumps on my head in the back?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are bumps on back all the way down and on the side of tounge normal?

Are bumps on back all the way down and on the side of tounge normal?

Taste Buds?: Make sure any lumps or bumps in your mouth are not changing size, shape, color or pain. There are large taste buds in that area that are normal. ...Read more

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Two small bumps on the back of my head?

Two small bumps on the back of my head?

Nor enough info: not enough info for an answer. 2 small bumpms on the back of your head? where exactly-where hair is? are they red, itch, pimple like, hard, soft? do they hurt? ...Read more

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Itchy sore on the back of my arm?

Itchy sore on the back of my arm?

Itching sore or rash: Hi without seeing the sore I have to guess a bit. But, given your age i would include in the possible issues psoriasis and/or ringworm. There are some other possibilities but if the itch is persistent and/or your sore is increasing you may need to be seen by a trusted medical provider. ...Read more

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Rash on the back of my meck and shoulders, help?

Rash on the back of my meck and shoulders, help?

Rash: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat the red bumps on the back of my upper arms?

How can I treat the red bumps on the back of my upper arms?

Keratosis pilaris: This is a sign you are irritating or over drying your skin. You may need a prescription but most of my pts with this do better if they use gentler products when bathing and a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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What do bumps on the back of the tongue mean?

What do bumps on the back of the tongue mean?

Taste buds\papillae: The tongue normally has taste buds also called papillae. The largest ones are on the back of the tongue. The only way to be 100% sure that it's all normal is to have a dentist actually take a look. ...Read more

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Small pimples on back side of body?

Small pimples on back side of body?

Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds a lot like folliculitis (hair follicle infection - mild). Often, the best approach is to use an acne-type body wash with benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Bpo is over-the-counter and well tolerated. Use it in the shower daily and try to leave it on for a couple minutes. If this doesn't help after a week, then see your doctor for help and guidance. ...Read more

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I have white stuff on the back of my tongue and big bumps on the back of my tongue?

I have white stuff on the back of my tongue and big bumps on the back of my tongue?

Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds. Without seeing you, however, it is impossible to know if there is an issue requiring treatment. At the very least get a tongue scraper and see if it cleans up at all. ...Read more

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Acne on face near mouth and checks and on back?

Acne on face near mouth and checks  and on back?

Acne: There are many treatments available for acne. Go to your local pharmacy and try some of the over the counter medications. If they do not work well for you, then see a Dr. and maybe Prescription medications will work better. Keep clean, wash well, avoid oily products. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more