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Raised red area at the end of the tongue - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam .,Dr xxxx
Doctor :   May i help you now ?
User :   I have three bristells at the end of the tongue
User :   i have them from 3 months
User :   i was consulting a doctor, he said that it was because of the gastric
Doctor :   can you explain the lesion?
Doctor :   is it like an ulcer or a raised red area ?
User :   raised red area
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you aware of the circumvallate papillae
User :   i was having becousles and falgyl200 regularly
Doctor :   that we use for taste senastion
Doctor :   ok
User :   no i am not aware of cicmvallete papillea
Doctor :   do you have cuts at the edge of your mouth ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yesterday when i met the doctor he said that they are not dangerous and it will not go it ill remain
User :   we cannot do anything abt them
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did he say anything about taste buds
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The circumvallate papillae are of large size (dome-shaped structures), and vary from eight to twelve on your tongue.
User :   they are not paining but some times gives discomfort
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it anything serious?
Doctor :   no mostly it will be the taste buds
Doctor :   and sometimes lingual lymph nodes
User :   do i need to consult ENT specialist?
Doctor :   did you see some raised small circular areas i the middle of the tongue
User :   ya there are three of them
Doctor :   running like a v shape
Doctor :   ok
User :   not exactly v shape
Doctor :   is that what you are saying ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   2 rows on either side
User :   one one side and 2 on the other side
Doctor :   do you smoke or chew ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you brush your teeth twice a day?
Doctor :   what is your age ?
User :   30
User :   not regularly i brush twice a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so understand that
Doctor :   There are four types of papillae on the surface of the tongue, appearing as a series of small bumps.
Doctor :   The circumvallate papillae form a V-shaped arrangement on the back of the tongue and are relatively large
Doctor :   This is where taste buds are located.
Doctor :   some times it can get enlarged in some
Doctor :   due to smoking drinking or poor oral hygiene too
Doctor :   do you use any mouth wash like listerine mouth wash
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you may use that too
Doctor :   and also b complex
Doctor :   do you have any constipation or diarrhea anytimes ?
User :   sometimes long back
User :   not in this 3 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you take lots of fresh vegetables and fruits daily
User :   i have but not lots
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   use that then you may avoid b complex
User :   ok
User :   Is this curable
User :   ?
Doctor :   but it is not a cause for worry
Doctor :   as it can be normal
Doctor :   as i said they are taste buds
Doctor :   which helps detect taste
User :   ok
User :   2 times brush, usage of listerine mouth wash and bcomplex
User :   can cure this?
Doctor :   bitter taste is sensed at the back of the tongue
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   sure
User :   nothing like that
Doctor :   you may use that
Doctor :   and also avoid spicy foods too
User :   ok
User :   I have gastric issue.. is the taste buds because of that?
Doctor :   do you have any swelling below your chin
Doctor :   taste buds are normal
Doctor :   it heps you to detect the taste
Doctor :   sometimes it will be enlarged
Doctor :   and it will not cause any major problems as such
User :   it was there last week
User :   not now
Doctor :   it will get reduced as you follow more oral hygiene
User :   ok
Doctor :   but it will take time like 3-4 weeks
Doctor :   so dont worry at all
User :   ok
Doctor :   thats enough for you
Doctor :   it will help you a lot
User :   i was lil worried when the doc sais after examining 3 months that they will not go
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   dont bother too much about that
User :   no need to consult ENT?
Doctor :   it will be ok soon
Doctor :   if it is painful an enlarging further
Doctor :   you may get yourself examined
User :   ok
User :   its not paining
User :   but i am having a discomfort
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so dont worry at all
Doctor :   thanks for consulting...
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   it was great talking to you
Doctor :   nice talking to you
Doctor :   bye for now...
Doctor :   take care...
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye...
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