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What Are the Bumps on My Tongue?

Fungiform papillae are the small bumps located on the top and sides of your tongue and they can give your tongue a rough texture, which helps you eat. They also contain taste buds and temperature sensors. It is one of the most common problems among children and is likely contagious that can be accompanied by fever and swollen glands. It is sometimes associated with a viral infection. It generally doesn't require treatment and clears up within two weeks, but it can recur. Saltwater rinses or cold, smooth foods may provide some relief.

If you are having any Problem anywhere in your mouth, including under your tongue the cause of these painful, red sores is unknown. Fortunately, they aren't contagious. Over-the-counter pain they usually get better within 10 days and without treatment. It is very important to see your dentist if they're persistent, are accompanied by fever, or are so bad that you can't eat or drink.

Squamous papilloma is usually alone, irregularly shaped bump that can be treated surgically or with laser ablation. There's no treatment for HPV, but individual symptoms can be addressed. Syphilis begins with a small, painless sore that's easy to dismiss. More sores come and go as the disease progresses. In the early stages, syphilis is easily treated with antibiotics. During the secondary stages, sores may appear in the mouth and on the tongue that leads to serious complications, and even death, if left untreated.

Mostly bumps on your tongue aren't serious, but most of the time they can create a serious problem for you. Oral tongue cancer appears on the front part of the tongue. The lump may be gray, pink, or red. Touching it may cause bleeding. Cancer can also occur at the back, or base, of the tongue. It may be harder to detect, especially because there's no pain at first. It may become painful as it progresses.