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Question by  poodle (24)

What is the cause of a bumpy tongue?

I have a lot of small bumps on my tongue.


Answer by  Jaquelynne (594)

There are many different causes. If the bumps are sore, there is a potential that they are swollen taste buds. These often occur from eating too many sweet or salty foods. If you have consumed more of these foods than normal, drink a lot of water and do not irritate the swollen buds for a few days.


Answer by  ktow70 (305)

This could be a number of things you could have a fissurd tounge or geographic tongue or taste buds could be hypo extended which can cause irritation or burning. or if you get sick the tongue could develop small bumps on it.


Answer by  crystalj (196)

You should check what could be causing irritation to your tongue such as spicy foods or if a bacterial issue could be the cause. It's not typically a serious condition.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

Those are your tastebuds. There is nothing to worry about. I think your tongue gets more bumpy as you get older and burn it more often. Everyone I know has a bumpy tongue.

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