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inflamed taste bud under tongue

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Trauma?: It's most probably from either chemical trauma through hypersensitivity to certain foods or meds. , or mechanical trauma like rubbing or in constant c ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Multiple causes:: Hot foods and drinks, smoking, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, trauma, just to name a few. However, it is possible that the taste buds are swollen du ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Reassurance : Important to know how long it exists. If longer that few weeks you need to be evaluated, not because it cancer, but because it could be treated after ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
No: Taste buds are not filled with a liquid so that if you puncture them they will "pop". If there is something on your tongue that does that, it's almost ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pappilitis: Although not "normal" it is common for your taste bud to get enlarged. This is usually from a virus or some chemical irritation
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
You should be: If swelling is transitory, watch for return. If it has been there for a while, it would be prudent to see a dentist for a diagnosis.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Cucalon
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Taste bud: Use a Q Tip and some Hydrogen peroxide couple of times a day and this should take care of the problem
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Large taste buds?: Without being able to actually see it, i can't be sure, but most likely the larger taste buds called circumvallate papillae. If you want to be sure, s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: It not feasible to be sure without examining you, however, it is unlikely that the lesion you described is cancer. Keep an eye on it and if it grows, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad mouth taste: May be early candida or from sinusitis. Sometimes you can have sinusitis without actually having pain in the sinus. May also be from gingivitis/pe ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
On site decision: The decision as to where to administer local anesthetic is made by the practitioner doing the surgery. Ask your treating Dentist the question you sen ... Read More

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