Transient Lingual Papillitis (Lie Bumps) Features, Causes & Treatment Tips
Transient lingual papillitis is a painful inflammatory condition that affects one or several fungiform papillae on the tongue
Papillae (plural of papilla) are basically nipple shaped protuberances and are found covering the entire surface of tongue.
Transient Lingual Papillitis is also known as Lie Bumps that are known to exist in two forms. Both of them are painful
Out of two forms, one is known as fungiform papillary glossitis and the other one is eruptive (familial) lingual papillitis
Although both of them are painful inflammatory conditions, a non-painful variant found which is called as papulokeratotic
What Are Fungiform Papillae?
They are special types of Lie Bumps that are found scattered across the surface of the tongue.
The area of the tongue called Fungiform papillae is where taste buds bitter taste) are found and has a great blood supply
Why Transient Lingual Papillitis Forms?
Transient lingual papillitis form due to a local irritation to a fungiform papilla
Treatment of transient lingual papillitis
Topical steroids Anesthetic mouthwashes Yoghurt Salt water mouth rinses