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What Causes White Bumps On The Tongue?

My 4 year old seems to have a few white bumps on tha back of her tongue. I do not see it on her throat anywhere though. She had pancakes for breakfast and did not complain about eating. However, she does say it hurts a little bit when she swallows water or eats food. She does not have a temperature either. Could this be strep throat? Should I take her in to see a doctor today? It is Sunday. Should I wait and go tomorrow on Monday? She seems in good spirits and actually wants to walk ot the park.
Fri, 9 Dec 2016
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Hi...
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns...

As per your complain the white bumps over the back of tongue that are painless, small in size does not seems to be due to any pathology as they are Circumvallete Papillae which contains taste buds and are arranged in typical "V" shaped pattern and are naturally slightly raised structures..

However they can get slightly more prominent and raised due to eating something hot or spicy..
You need not to worry as nothing seems pathological and to further confirm consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated..


Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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What Causes White Bumps On The Tongue?

Hi... Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns... As per your complain the white bumps over the back of tongue that are painless, small in size does not seems to be due to any pathology as they are Circumvallete Papillae which contains taste buds and are arranged in typical V shaped pattern and are naturally slightly raised structures.. However they can get slightly more prominent and raised due to eating something hot or spicy.. You need not to worry as nothing seems pathological and to further confirm consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated.. Hope this information helps.. Thanks and regards. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.