Q. I have pimples at the back of my tongue. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Honey Arora
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 16, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 09, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 20 years old. A month ago, I noticed few small pimples at the back of my tongue and I thought that they will get alright on their own. But, they have been there for almost a month.  And, I have halitosis too. I often have a sore throat as well, but it is not severe.

Dr. Honey Arora

Dentistry Oral Implantologist
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • The bumps are enlarged circumvallate papillae, which can be due to a number of causes like oral infections, acid reflux, throat infections, or a post nasal drip.
  • Halitosis or bad breath can occur due to poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infections, or diabetes.
  • You should consult a dentist or an otolaryngologist and get evaluated clinically and with investigations depending upon the suspected cause.
  • The treatment of the underlying cause will relieve the symptoms.
  1. As of now, you should start gargling with a flavored mouthwash twice a day.
  2. You should chew flavored sugarfree chewing gum.
  3. Do warm saline gargles twice a day.
  4. Limit the intake of high aroma foods like onion and garlic.
  5. Drink plenty of water and maintain a good oral hygiene.

For further queries consult a dentist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/dentist

Ask a QueryAsk a Query Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Related Questions & Answers


Why are my teeth yellow even though I brush them?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth always get yellow in color, after brushing for two times a day. Also, my mouth stinks.  Read Full »

Can halitosis be caused due to gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask about halitosis. I already went to the dentist and the dentist said that the problem is not in the mouth and it could be in my stomach so here I am. I hope you can help me because I am at my wit's end right now. How do I know if it is in the stomach? What should I do? I ...  Read Full »

How to Prevent Bad Breath or Halitosis?

Article Overview: This article discusses the causes and management of bad breath which is also called halitosis. Read Article


Dr. Osman Adam
Dentist

Halitosis or a foul odor that comes from the mouth is not a medical emergency, but at least 25 to 30 percent of the world's population complains about this problem. Types: Halitosis can be described in two classes: Bad breath in the morning, which is a normal physiological change. However, it c...  Read Article

Popular

Popular

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dentist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.
Enter Your Health Query
You can upload files and images in the next step.

Fee:  

 


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.