Lump On The Tongue?
I want to ask, I’m 16 years old, there are small, small lumps of approximately 4 lumps, at the base of my tongue it’s been 8 months red, but it doesn’t hurt, why is that ??? ,, Please answer I’m afraid of having a dangerous disease
Hello, DeRa Prillvers, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Causes of a bump on the tongue for example:
1. Transient lingual papillitis, or swelling of the tongue papil (small bumps on the tongue) due to stress, hormonal, or consumption of certain foods.
2. Infections, such as HPV viruses, fungi, tuberculosis
3. Lymphoepithelial cysts, or fluid-filled lumps whose cause is not yet clearly known.
To determine the exact cause, it requires a direct examination by a doctor. The doctor will ask you about the history of the disease, do a physical examination by looking at the shape of the lump, location, and other important signs as well as carrying out a physical examination as a whole, and if necessary will be carried out supporting examinations such as blood tests to biopsy (checking tissue samples below microscope). Treatment will depend on the cause. For example, if due to bacterial infection it will be given antibiotics, if due to a fungal infection it will be given anti-fungal, if due to cysts can be removed depending on the conditions.
If you have experienced this for months, or accompanied by symptoms such as: lumps increase or enlarge, there are disturbances in taste, unintentional weight loss, no appetite, difficulty speaking / swallowing, you should check with your doctor.
To prevent worsening, keep your mouth cavity clean by frequently gargling, brush your teeth 2x a day, clean your tongue by brushing it twice a day, and limit food / drinks that are spicy and too hot / cold.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.