10 Bumps On Back Of Tongue FAQs

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What Are Lie Bumps?

Lie bumps, known as transient lingual papillitis, are caused by irritated papillae and form on the tongue as white or red bumps. The name lie bumps originated from an old myth due to the condition being more common in children.

While the cause is unknown, studies suggest that lie bumps may be related to stress, hormone imbalance or certain foods. They generally don't require treatment and clear up on their own. Saltwater rinses may help relieve some of the pain.

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