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What could be the red bumps on back of tongue and white patches near back of tongue?

I noticed I had this bad breath and taste in my mouth for about two days. I looked and there was red bumps on the back of my tongue. There was also so white looking patches near the back of the tongue. It does not hurt me at all but I am deeply worried and concerned?
Thu, 26 Dec 2013
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Hi, red bumps at the back of tongue are normal things as taste buds present at the back of tongue look like red bumps. Whitish patches can be because of excessive coating of tongue or candida infection. Both these can give rise to bad breath and bad taste. Please use tongue cleaner gently while brushing. Also use clotrimazole mouth paint for local application in the oral cavity along with the use of hexidine mouth wash. Regards
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What could be the red bumps on back of tongue and white patches near back of tongue?

Hi, red bumps at the back of tongue are normal things as taste buds present at the back of tongue look like red bumps. Whitish patches can be because of excessive coating of tongue or candida infection. Both these can give rise to bad breath and bad taste. Please use tongue cleaner gently while brushing. Also use clotrimazole mouth paint for local application in the oral cavity along with the use of hexidine mouth wash. Regards