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    Bumps on back of tounge Strep?
    Tammy21479 posted:
    I have white bumps on the back of my tounge they just occured , and the inside of my mouth feels kind of numb and tingly feels, there is no pain but a slight discomfort when swallowing. No cough or runny nose either. and now my husband has developed red ones on the back of his tounge . Could this be strep?i have been around a number of people with strep throat within the past week. Is a visit to doctors neccessary? Thanks doc .
    Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
    Bumps on the back of your tongue are not necessarily signs of strep, but of course, you are having other symptoms as well.

    You will need to see your medical provider for a proper examination in order to determine the significance of these bumps and those other symptoms. A simple, rapid strep test or culture will determine if you or your husband has strep...or something else.

    As you know, I have no way of examining you via the Internet to offer you a more definitive answer.

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