TONGUE BUMPS – ENLARGED PAPILLAE
If one or more of your taste buds becomes inflamed or irritated, it can swell and form a painful bump on your tongue, bumps on our tongues are usually the same color as the rest of the tongue, these bumps, known as fungiform papillae, are often unnoticeable, contributing to a rough texture. They contain taste buds and temperature sensors.
CAUSES OF ENLARGED PAPILLAE:
Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis): Also referred to as TLP, lie bumps are fairly common and go away on their own over time. Characterized- as small white or red bumps, lie bumps form when papillae become irritated and swollen. These bumps have been linked to stress, hormones, and particular foods, but what causes them has yet to be concretely identified.
Eruptive lingual papillitis: Most common in children, this form of tongue bumps is contagious and can be accompanied by fever and swollen glands. Often caused by a viral infection, it clears up on its own within two weeks’ time and doesn’t require any treatment.
Canker sores: Occurring anywhere inside the mouth including under the tongue, canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful red lesions. Though not contagious, their cause is unknown. Canker sores usually go away in about ten days with no treatment but several over-the-counter pain relievers can help.
Medical conditions: Syphilis, human papillomavirus (HPV), cancer, and scarlet fever can all contribute to raised bumps forming on the tongue. If you may have any of these conditions, see your doctor right away for proper diagnosis.
Glossitis: Often triggered by an allergy, smoking, or other irritant, glossitis leaves your tongue inflamed and smooth, rather than bumpy. See your doctor if your glossitis is chronic and stubborn.
KALI CHL- Whole mucous surface red, tumid, with gray-based ulcers. Tongue swollen. Stomatitis
BELLADONA-Tongue red on edges. Strawberry tongue. Grinding of teeth. Tongue swollen and painful.
MERC SOL-Tongue heavy, thick; moist coating; yellow, flabby, teeth-intended, feels as if burnt, with ulcers
MUR ACID-Tongue, pale, swollen, dry, leathery, Hard lumps in tongue. Epithelioma; edges bluish-red.
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