• Please Help

    I have had an extremely dry mouth for about two months now, accompanied by swollen papillae, frequent mucus, slight difficulty swallowing and what looks like oral thrush. After a visit to the doctor I was told it was not thrush and not to worry. A couple of days ago I looked at the back of my throat and I noticed bumps. Can anyone tell me what this looks like? ( I had a tonsillectomy when I was 2 btw ) Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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  • 11 days ago

    RE: Please Help

    Could be one of many things without knowing your history/overall health. No need to answer personal questions, but have you had unprotected sex aka have an STD? how well do you maintain your oral health? From the picture, do you ever brush your tongue? it may help to gently brush your tongue each night to remove the buildup which can lead to billions of bacteria festering in your mouth.

    http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/life-stages/adult-oral-care/article/tongue-bacteria-whats-healthy-0216

    Do you have a fever? perhaps its an abscess of sorts. try gargling with warm salt water a few times a day (dont swallow) gently. change your toothbrush regularly to keep bacteria at bay, and drink plenty of water.
      • I do not have a fever. No unprotected sex. I regularly brush my teeth (3 times a day) and at least every day for my toungue and it stays this color and won't change. I will try the salt water.