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What are the tiny red bumps on tip of tongue?

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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
Dermatology
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In brief: Taste buds!

Paul, those are probably your taste buds, known anatomically as your "papillary" taste buds.
Sometimes they get inflamed and sore (from spicy/salty food or from microscopic trauma) and then the condition is called papillitis.

In brief: Taste buds!

Paul, those are probably your taste buds, known anatomically as your "papillary" taste buds.
Sometimes they get inflamed and sore (from spicy/salty food or from microscopic trauma) and then the condition is called papillitis.
Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry

In brief: Taste buds?

The taste buds or papillia are covering the tongue.
They can be small and pinkish to raised and red. They can often get inflamed and are sore. Some can become irritated at the tip due to roughness of teeth, habits, certain foods(spicy), or even medications. Your dentist can examine and treat if necessary.

In brief: Taste buds?

The taste buds or papillia are covering the tongue.
They can be small and pinkish to raised and red. They can often get inflamed and are sore. Some can become irritated at the tip due to roughness of teeth, habits, certain foods(spicy), or even medications. Your dentist can examine and treat if necessary.
Dr. Thomas Yash
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Dr. Joel Whiteman
Dentistry

In brief: Possible answer!

They can be many things but most likely the bumps are taste buds that are enlarged.
I would recommend a visit to a local dentist for evaluation to rule out anything else..

In brief: Possible answer!

They can be many things but most likely the bumps are taste buds that are enlarged.
I would recommend a visit to a local dentist for evaluation to rule out anything else..
Dr. Joel Whiteman
Dr. Joel Whiteman
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