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    What causes bumps throughout the base of the mouth?

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Posted on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 in Dental Health
Question: Hello doctor,

I am XXXX I just moved to XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX XXXXXXX few days back , since today morning I am experiencing slight discomfort while stretching the tongue ( the thing which connects the tongue and the mouth ) that place to be precise when I look closely I could see small bumps here and there throughout the base of mouth and also in that thing but it does hurt or burn or anything just scary I do not know whether it's common or something to worry about since here we cannot meet doctor as we wish I am asking for your help , also I have always had week gums so the doctors have always have asked me to be very gentle while cleaning teeth and gums so I am unable to clean my teeeha Ns gums and always have tartar and bad breath , I am attaching few pics please help me I am very scared of herpes so I had checked six months ago in two labs and both came negative since then I have not kissed anyone not even my husband in lips , always use own tumbler and spoon of my own . Only at very rare instance I am forced to use someone else water bottle but that too only couple of times and that too I don't sip it I ensure I don't touch my lips or mouth with the mouth of bottle please help me I am petrified
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nothing to be worried so much. Seems like retention cyst.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX.
Thanks for consulting Healthcaremagic.
This is Dr. Priyanka tiwari answering your query.

I have read your query and gone through the pictures you have attached . As far as i observed small bumps seems to be like Mucocele (retention cyst) .
MUCOCELE is formed when there is rupture to the duct of a minor salivary gland secondary to trauma. It can also occur if there is clogging in the duct of the gland.
- It is a harmless and a painless bump..
- It can resolve on its own.
I will suggest you to do salt water rinses . Maintain good oral hygiene.
In case if it does not show any signs of regression in one week then consult an Oral Surgeon for clinical ecamination and evaluation .
In case of persisting Mucocele surgical removal under local anaesthesia can be advised to you..

Hope i have answered your query .
If you have further query i will be happy to help .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 5 hours later
Hello doc tor ,

When I try to open my mouth for eating or even when I swirl my toy hue from left go right it hurts ( the feeling is more like as though I have stretched the joint which I mentioned earlier to you to its maximum and it hurts ) I am attaching more pics , I always see some bumps in the basement of my mouth what are those ? It looks scary . Also now when I feel ( that thing which connects tongue to mouth) with my tongue it feels scratchy not smooth . I am so scared what should I do .,.. also I have gingivitis problem for a long time is it got to do something with that? Can you please suggest me some mouth wash for bad breadth and gum protection .... no matter what I try my mouth burns whenever I use any toothpaste be it sensidyne or any mouth wash .... my lips also becomes very dry .... please help me
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below .

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX.
Welcome .

I have read your query and gone through the pictures you have attached . As far as i have observed there is ulcerations ,inflammation over the frenum of the tongue . Scratchy tongue ,Gingivitis ,Dryness of lips all these may be contributed due to dehydration, lowering immunity and low vitamin levels.
There is nothing to be worried so much . For this i will suggest you some measure .
-Maintain good oral hygiene . You can use toothpaste like Colgate Pro Gum health or Thermoceal toothpaste.
-Use mouthwash chlorhexidine . You can use Mouthwash like Colgate Plax.
-Apply Gel containing choline salicylate and Lignocaine on frenum of tongue and floor of mouth for inflammation .
-Do warm saline rinses for inflammed gingiva (gingivitis) .
- Take good vitamin B and Vitamin C supplements like Tablet A toZ or Zincovit once daily by consultingwith local doctor.
-Avoid Hot and spicy food .
-Take Nutritional diet .
-Drink plenty of water .

Lastly as you are saying you always see small bumps in floor of mouth i can say that can be Vascular prominence . you dont have to worry for that .

Follow these measures and revert me back.

Hope this will help you .
If you have further query feel free to ask i will be happy to help.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 8 hours later
Hello doctor,
If I may ask you some queries regarding my lips
1) I have sent you some pics of my lower lips right side vermillion border you could see some dryness and bumps like but when I feel it it's even and as of now I don't feel any pain or discomfort but just looking it in that way makes me scared , the feeling is more like there is a cut more like a fissure kind of thing in that particular place and it's always flaky even now you could see some flakiness around that area
2) what is this I am so scared of herpes as I mentioned to you earlier I don't drink some one else used tumbler or even the restaurants tumblers or spoons I always instead of that wash my hands and ear with my hands only , I don't kiss anyone even my husband .... I am taking anti depression tablets for the past three months and I have just left those is it because of that
3) what are the precautions that I should take .... it is spoiling my social life to a big extent
4) last eight months I was in XXXXXXX particularly XXXXXXX down south it's been only one week since I moved to XXXXXXX uk here the climate is so chill is it because of that if so can you please suggest me some lip balm I can try ... also I have been eating a lot of vitamin tablets b12, b6, biotin, omega3,vitamin e for the past eight months it's been a week since I did not have them as I am yet to go and purchase them please I am so scared help me
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Nothing like Herpes labialis .

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

I have read your query and gone through the pictures you have attached . As far as i have observed your lower lips it doesnt seems like Herpes infection . Herpes labialis have cluster of fluid filled vesicles on or around the lips whereas the images don't suggest anything like herpes infection.

There is nothing to be scared so much. Dont be so depressed. Be Relax . For this i will suggest you to drink plenty of water. Use sebamed lip balm to moisture your lip . You can also use lip balm with SPF. Take vitamin supplements regularly. Drink cleaner water. Avoid cosmetics.

Hope this will help you .
If you have further query i will be happy to help.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 48 hours later
Hello doc for ,
I have attached few pics of my upper left side of lips which I feel is slightly swollen I don't know I might me wrong or I might me too scared .... also the lower lips are too flaky and peeling ... do you see any abnormality in my lips or is it normal .... couple of days ago I had gone to a restaurant where I used wet tissue to wipe my moustache area is it got to do something with that ? Also I have attached the upper teeth gums pics is it got to do something with thaf then ? Please help me I am scared
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Detailed below .Nothing to be worried so much.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Welcome again.

I have read your query and gone through the pictures you have attached. As fas as I have observed there is nothing wrong with upper lips . As I have suggested earlier also apply lip balm on lips. Drink plenty of water.
Secondly for gums you have gingivitis. For that I will suggest you to do warm saline rinses. Maintain good oral hygiene.
Dont be scared and depressed. There is nothing to be worried so much.

Hope I have answered your query.
If you have further query I will be happy to help.
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