Virginia Beach, VA
A 22-year-old female asked:
cold sore &raised taste buds on side of tongue . does this automatically mean herpes?!what are other possibilities? it happened through sharing drink
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Not every lip sore is a herpes cold sore. A dentist would be able to diagnose it better.
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Endodontics 44 years experience
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 usually heal on their own in a week.
If it persists, see your dr.
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Last updated Dec 12, 2017
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