Swollen Tongue Papillae

Tongue papillae get swollen for a variety of reasons. Some include allergies, infections, irritation from a sharp tooth or denture, vitamin deficiencies, and acid reflux. Swollen tongue papillae is not a serious condition, and the complications depend on what is causing the tongue papillae to swell.

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What can cause a red patch on the folate papillae?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a habit of chewing tobacco. I have reddish patch on the foliate papillae since last month. I have visited a doctor. He told me that it might be due to the wisdom tooth sharpness and does not suspect erythroplakia. He smoothens the edges of the tooths three days ago and advised ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gagan Khanna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ulcers in the mouth can be because of many reasons, most of which are benign. We need to answer a few questions to arrive at a diagnosis. Are the lesions on both sides of the tongue? Does it hurt when you eat spicy foods? Has the lesion regressed from the time you vis...  Read Full »

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