A 34-year-old female asked:
my doctor as said the tastebuds at the back of my tongue should be ok as they are swollen but i am still concerned?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Ng answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
This is normal. : Taste buds contain the receptors for taste. They are located around the small structures on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, upper esophagus and epiglottis, which are called papillae. They can appear swollen and this is normal. No concerns.
Answered on Jan 20, 2013
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