Skip to content
Bumps on back of tounge Strep?
avatar
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 .
Reply
 
avatar
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.


Helpful Tips

Your Home Black BagExpert
Doctors used to carry black bags containing all the medical tools they would need for a home visit. Of course, that rarely happens anymore. ... More
Was this Helpful?
31 of 53 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Focus on Flu

Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.