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My daughter is 4.5. Has scratchy throat. I looked and see

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My daughter is 4.5. Has scratchy throat. I looked and see red circular bumps on back of tongue. Is that just her circumvalate papillae?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

How many are there?

How large?

Are they in a row?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Maybe 6-10
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
All in the rear of her tongue
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Can you send a picture?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I couldnt get one. I will send a similar one
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Please send the similar one.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
This in the back
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hers arent as many
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for the input & picture.
Yes, they are circumvallate papillae.
They are usually prominent than other papillae..
In some cases there can be an inflammation.
Please tell her to do warm salt water gargling.
Give plenty of fluid.
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Wish her healthy life.
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