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Raised taste buds on tongue

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Not every lip sore is a herpes cold sore. A dentist would be able to diagnose it better.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Inflamed foliate pap: Taste buds on the side of the tongue often become irritated and inflamed. It is usually caused by rough foods or accidentally biting that area. They ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Unrelated?: It is hard to know whether the symptoms you describe are related to the event that happened a month ago without doing a physical exam and complete med... Read More
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Normal Taste Buds: This is most likely normal. It is common to have your taste buds seem bigger at times. There is no std or other disease here.
A female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Normal: They are the papillae of the tongue. Likely you are noticing the filiform and vallate (circumvallate) papillae. Involved in taste. Normal -- not to wo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist if...: There are many things that can make your tongue sensitive or cause enlarged tongue bumps, including: smoking, mouth ulcers, inflammation of the taste ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Stop!: Chewing tobacco irritates all the soft tissues of your mouth and over time not only will things get worse, but you are also more prone to oral cancer.... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
"Burning Mouth": This sounds like the "burning mouth syndrome "which is a poorly understood problem. Typically it occurs women over the age of 40 and is felt to possib... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Verruca? : Possibly these are venereal warts, or the result of human papilloma virus infection. See your gyn for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Please elaborate: What exactly did you do to cause such damage? Is it physical or chemical in nature? If more info was included, a better answer could be given. Make an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
Dentistry 25 years experience
Probably Vitamin B : Take some vitamin b complex , in particular Folic Acid and niacin. Wait about 3 to 7 days .If symptoms resolve , it was a vitamin deficiency.If they d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Burned tongue: They get burned as well. This may temporarily affect taste depending upon what part of the tongue was burned. You will heal and the taste should retur... Read More

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