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Clinton Township, MI
A 32-year-old female asked:

Ate a sour candy. immediately felt like i had a swollen tastebud on far back of tongue. still there on day 4. how long until it goes away? annoying!

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
Varies: This condition happens a lot and it is usually caused by an inflammatory reaction to some ingredient within the candy. I understand how annoying this must be. This should resolve soon enough. I would give it up to 10 days to go away and if it doesn't then have the area checked by a doctor or dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Sour candy: The extreme acidity actually injufed one of your major taste buds. Should clear completely in about 10 days from onset.

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