Yellow Tongue Bumps In Mouth

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What symptoms cause you to have a yellow tongue?
    My mom's tongue has benn yellow for almost a month. I researched and it said it might be oral cancer. I'm scared I really love her please help. 10 points to the best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      The tongue is normally covered by hundreds of tiny bumps known as papillae. Sometimes these papillae become enlarged, allowing bacteria to hide within the recesses of the swollen bumps. The bacteria that take up residence in the papillae produce porphyrins, natural pigmented chemicals that can turn the tongue colors ranging from yellow to black. This can cause the tongue to take on an overall yellow discoloration.

      Although this is the most common cause of a yellow tongue, occasionally a more serious health problem such as jaundice can cause the tongue to turn yellow. Jaundice can indicate an undiagnosed liver or blood problem that needs immediate medical attention. Another possibility is the presence of oral thrush, although this usually gives a white tongue coating, rather than a yellow tongue appearance. For this reason, a yellow tongue may need to be evaluated by your doctor if it fails to resolve.

      What steps can you take to treat a yellow tongue? Because this condition is usually caused by enlarged papillae, efforts should be made to reduce the swelling of the tongue papillae. If you smoke cigarettes, try to limit the number you smoke since this can further irritate the tongue. Dehydration is another factor that can make a yellow tongue worse. Drink a glass of water every hour and eliminate coffee and other sources of caffeine from your diet which can further dry out the mouth and increase bacterial growth. Some medications such as antihistamines and antidepressants also dry out the mouth and can make a yellow tongue worse. Ask your doctor if the medications you’re taking could be contributing to the problem.

  2. QUESTION:
    Yellow tongue and mouth ulcers: possible allergy?
    I recently finished a course of Amoxicilin and have been suffering from intense mouth ulcers, sores and an unusually yellow tongue (Hairy, with red bumps-- causes no symptoms other than some bad breath). I've had the same symptoms occur when I've taken the drug in the past. Are they just side effects or possibly an allergic reaction?

    I am not sexually active, do not take any other medications and have been tested for oral bacteria (negative).
    I haven't had any typical 'allergy' responses to it, like hives.

    • ANSWER:
      When you take a broad-spectrum antibiotic like Amoxicillin, it kills off all the bacteria it finds--the healthy bacteria as well as the harmful stuff. That opens you up to what are called opportunistic infections by organisms other than bacteria, like yeasts. In your case, it sounds like you might have oral thrush.

      This is not a serious condition, but it should be treated. Call your doctor. He might want you to come in, or he might just call in a prescription to your pharmacy. As your body gets back to normal, the opportunistic infection might go away on its own, but I think it is something you should not wait on.

      I hope this helps. Good luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps in the back of my throat?
    Red big bumps appeared in my mouth a couple days ago. My throat is itchy and i kind of lose my voice sometimes. And my mom said it might be fever blisters or i might have to get my tonsils taking out. What might it be?!? :(

    • ANSWER:
      Inflammation of tonsils.

      Tonsils are nothing lymph glands which act as a watchful dog. If a stranger/thief enters the house, the dog starts barking cautioning the inmates of danger involved; so that we shall be careful to bolt our doors, to be ready with chilli powder to face a thief or dacoit whoever it may be.Similarly, tonsils get infected firstly much before a serious disease causing condition/virus/bacteria enters the human body. By removing tonsils surgically, U r killing Ur watchful dog and keeping the body/house open to any wrongful infection.

      Tonsilitis— Inflammation of the tonsil-a gland at the root of the tongue—Mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x failing which give mixture of CS 3x, KS 3x and S 12x.
      It is often caused by taking too much of ice-solid ice and too much of iced water should be avoided by every body. If it is chronic MP 3x. If tonsils are painful NP 3x. If frothy transparent mucous NM 3x. If the discharge is golden yellow NP 3x.
      About 16 years ago, Sri Pooranchand Sood, Advocate, Agra, was going to get his son's tonsils removed surgically, when the author induced him to defer the operation. In about 3 weeks time this medicine cured the patient: since then he and his son have been recommending this medicine to a number of patients, all of whom have sent very favourable reports.
      Sri H.C. Mukerji, Advocate, Lukerganj Allahabad, gives an
      excellent report about its efficacy in several cases in his family.
      Tonsilitis— (Septic)—Try both the above formulae, failing which mixture of CS 3x, KP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x.

      Dosage 2 grains t.d.s.
      All these biochemic salts are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

  4. QUESTION:
    All My symptoms relate to mouth cancer does anyone else have a different opinion?
    I have sore soft palate its all red with two swallow yellow shapes its very sore stinging feeling has pain when swallowing food or drink also I have small Red lump on the top left hand side of tongue and my bottom inner lil has developed small dark/black coloured lumps/bumps the sore soft palate and lump on tongue came up together early hours Saturday morning and the lip lumps have came up today's Sunday afternoon have u any idea what they could be or mean? Should I be worried? Is it something serious?

    • ANSWER:
      I am curious how you think any of these are related to oral cancer. Do you use chewing tobacco and are you inyour 30s or older? You probably have an infection. Go see a doctor, but don't leap to cancer.

  5. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any advice on how to get rid of mouth ulcers or what causes them?
    I am a woman who started getting mouth ulcers on my tongue when I was around 17-18 years old. Now I am 24 and still get them regularly. I get them about once every week or two weeks but usually just on my tongue. I have never gotten fever blisters or ulcers on the outside of my mouth before. I've talked to the doctor about them but she said that they are just cold sores. I wonder if it is just a phase that my body is going through that I will eventually grow out of, or if it is caused by hormones. Anyone have any advice or experience in this area?

    • ANSWER:
      Mouth ulcers starts off with a sort of tingling or burning sensation at the spot where the future mouth ulcer will occur. After a few days, a blister forms in the mouth with the top quickly sloughed off resulting in a red spot or a bump, which will then be followed by an open ulcer. The mouth ulcer appears as a white or yellow oval with an inflamed red border. Sometimes a white circle or halo around the lesion can be seen. The gray, white, or yellow colored area within the red boundary is due to the formation of layers of fibrin around the ulcer.

      There are several ways to prevent and manage mouth ulcers. However, the best prevention of the disease unarguably requires sound dental hygiene which eliminates the presence of harmful microbes in the mouth, avoid or reduce spicy, acidic or salty foods and drinks which tend to predispose to it, and the use of antibacterial solution at http://www.oramd.com/ will help a lot to get rid of mouth ulcers.

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