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Cause Swollen Taste Buds
Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent. ...Read more
Swollen taste buds: Swollen taste buds can occur from something as simple as a mild burn from hot foods; spicy foods, sensitivity or allergic reaction to spices and other foods and liquids ingested to a number of medical conditions. See if you can pinpoint it yourself by eliminating and then retrying different foods. If it is a ongoing problem, you will have to see and oral surgeon, primary care physician or ent. ...Read more
Can it be that a cold sore causes someone to have swollen gums, canker sores, and causes tongue to have missing taste buds?
Foods : Some taste buds swell with peppers and some swell when infected. ...Read more
Depends on cause: What is going on with your tongue? Is there pain, swelling? Taste buds can react to hot, spicy foods trauma, and any allergies you may have. Ice, baking soda can help. Typically tongues heal very quickly from trauma so if this does not get better in a day or two see your dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, i'm dinu and i'm a umf medical stud..I think I am having a bit of trouble with some swollen taste buds and a bit of hiper-keratinisation. Help?
Bet you're right!: Congratulations on your joining our ranks as a physician-to-be. Your experience of lingual papillitis will help introduce you to an important medical fact -- the more trivial the disease, the less likely we are to find the cause or ever come up with any explanation. Most of the common tongue problems fall in this category. Use a topical anesthetic if you need to. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info needed...: Such as foods that you eat, allergies, medications you may be on, social habits (smoking, drinking), and then of course a visual examination. These types of conditions cannot be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. Please make an appointment with your physician. ...Read more
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to determine if there is an abnormality. ...Read more
Can your taste buds get swollen from brushing too hard i think i brush too hard and now it feels weird on one side?
I have a lot of swollen taste buds all over tongue. They don't hurt, but had for over a month. What could this be and what will help with them?
Certain it's New?: Some people have larger taste buds near the back of their tongue naturally and sometimes recent foods have irritated them - esp. acidic or spicy foods. It could be normal and self-correct but it's best to have a dentist check if it's been more than a couple of months since you have been. ...Read more
Call your dentitst: Call your dentist to get them evaluated. They might not be swollen, but you might think they are. ...Read more
Ihave had very painful swollen taste buds on sides & tip of my tongue for about 2 months now, i don't know what could be causing it or how to stop it.
Needs to be seen: There are many possible causes of your problem. Unfortunately, we can't diagnose the cause over the internet without a thorough medical and dental history and personal clinical examination. Start by seeing a general dentist or oral surgeon if you want to know what is causing it and how it can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circomvalate papilla: There are enlarged taste bud structures toward the back of the tongue, arranged like an arrow head, that are normal and may be what you are seeing. See a dentist for a consult to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Are swollen taste buds & tongue an allergic rxn to medication? Mild/serious? I only bit into half of 50 mg prs tramadol tues. How long b4 seeing a dr?
I have had swollen taste buds for about a month now and i have no pain but i do have difficulty swallowing. i also have enlarged taste buds on the ve?
Evaluation: Multiple potential causes. A good medical check up would likely be a good place to start. ...Read more
Ive noticed a lump inside the middle of my tongue , a few taste buds look swollen just above it. its been there around 5 weeks now?
Lump on tongue: This is impossible to answer with a clinical examination and additional information. That being said, any lesion or swelling that has been present in or around your mouth for longer than 7-10 days needs to be examined. Call your dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My taste buds on the back of my tongue have been swollen for a couple months. Some bumps on the side. I wake up with a film on my tongue. Am I ok?
I have somewhat swollen taste buds on the middle & back of my tongue feels like i burnt it. Is this what a burn feels like or could it be something else?
Possibly: If you recently ate something very hot this could be the result. Most of the time people burn the roofs of their mouth when eating or drinking something hot but the tongue happens often also. If it is a burn you should be ok and the symptom should resolve within a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer