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spot on tongue with no taste buds

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Tongue burn: Nature will heal it rather quickly. Avoid hot and spicy foods meanwhile. Rarely is anything more required. There are topical ointments you can purcha ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Short-term problem: The taste buds regenerate about every two weeks. Gargle with cool water or salt water and consult your physician or dentist if the burn does not impro ... Read More

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Are you a smoker or do you use chewing tobacco? If so, that could be the cause as fungus can grow in the area of a papilla (taste bud). That w ... Read More
Dr. Richard Arden
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Difficult : Difficult to say without seeing it, but something that small and unifocal may be a vascular "bud" (capillary plexus) near or part of your taste bud th ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
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
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Possible cause: Stop the smokeless tobacco and see if your problem stops. Tobacco increases the incidence of oral cancer, so the sooner you stop, the better the chanc ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Chewing tobacco: Chewing tobacco a prime caujse of oral cancer. Your symptoms are disturbing. Please see an Oral Surgeon now. Essential, and tis will be difficult, tha ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
32 years experience Dentistry
Tongue: could be a number of things, best to have your dentist do a detailed evaluation especially based upon your complicated medical history
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Spots on tongue: It sounds like your child has a virus of the tongue and i doubt if b 12 can help.If its a virus malady may last 7-10 days.Check with yor doctor for a ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Cold symptoms: Many of your symptoms may be from your cold. What is a while? If your symptoms are not resolving seeing your doctor will determine what is going on.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
73 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Clarithromycin: Klaricid like any antibiotic kills good bacteria as well as bad ones. The good bacteria also inhibit thrush. Try yogurt and probiotic. If that fails ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
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
25 years experience Dentistry
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
54 years experience Dentistry
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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