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    What causes blisters on the back of the tongue?

Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 in Dental Health
Question: I have what appear to be blisters on the back of my tounge. Light in color but a few black in color.
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Might be tongue papillae.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query..

Well, as per your explanation it can be tongue papillae and as it is present at the back of tongue it can be Circumvallate papillae that are raised structures and arranged in a typical V shape.

For a confirmation and further discussion please click a picture of the same and upload it here.
Also provide the following details:

1.Are the blisters painful?
2.Do they cause any discomfort in swallowing ?
3.Do you have any medical problems or are you on any medication?

Please revert back with answers and a picture..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 15 hours later
Also no pain or discomfort at the moment however last night the larger nodule was sore
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Swollen papillae.

Detailed Answer:
As per the images it is appearing like swollen papillae and nothing serious..
You can gargle with warm saline solution..
Avoid spicy and hot foods..
Drink plenty of cool water..
Follow up after a week..

Hope this helps..

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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