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My son has been taking albuterol and prednisone as needed

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My son has been taking albuterol and prednisone as needed for his asthma and Bude so node once per night for control of the adthma. Since then, I have noticed white, long taste bud looking growths on the back of his tongue. They are alarming in that they are longer than the rest of his taste buds. They do not shrink with brushing or bleed.
JA: How have your child's checkups gone? Is your child progressing steadily in height and weight?
Customer: Yes.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S.
I will try my best to help you.

When did you notice them?
How many?
Does he feel any pain? or any other symptom?
How old is he?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
HI there! He's 6 years old. He doesn't have any pain or other symptoms. At first I thought maybe it was thrush but then read that thrush presented with white patches that could be wiped away etc. And bled. He doesn't have any of that. I noticed them about a week ago and I think I will take him in to get them seen. There are about 6. Three on each side toward the back of his tongue.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for the reply.

Those are likely to be circumvallate papilla.

They are normally larger than other papilla.

As there is no pain you need not worry.

However you can get them seen by his doctor.