I have very tiny white bumps on the back of my tongue not a lot and maybe 2 or 3 a little bigger than the tiny ones but also tiny still not large what can this be"

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 31 - December - 2011, at 00:56 AM

  • Bumps on back of tongue can be canker sores or can be inflamed taste buds which are present at the back of tongue. Circumvallate papillae are present on back portion of tongue and are 10-14 in number. These papillae may appear prominent after throat or viral infections or after some fungal infections. These white bumps usually regress on its own. If they are not increasing in size and are not painful, then you don’t have to worry. To avoid any secondary infections, you can do warm saline rinses and keep the tongue clean. If they persist for more than 2 weeks, then you can visit your dentist for evaluation. For more info on abnormalities of tongue, refer to…   http://www.identalhub.com/article_abnormalities-of-tongue-238.aspx

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