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Get Rid Of Swollen Taste Buds
Can you get rid of those little white taste buds that hurt on the tip of your tongue when you get a cold?
Time: There is an old saying that you can treat them and they will go away in 5-7 days or you can leave them alone and they will go away in 5-7 days. The best thing to do is avoid foods and drinks that irritate them such as tart and acidic foods and drinks. If they are particularly uncomfortable you can rinse with milk of magnesia(1 tsp) and then spit it out. Oragel helps but is impossible to keep on. ...Read more
Maybe okay, but...: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. However, first (if applicable in your case), stop using tobacco. Second, have your doctor check your tongue for any concerning pigmented lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back of tongue has a sore, enlarged taste buds & white coating. Tried tongue scraper but didn't get rid of coating, only made tongue bleed. Pls help!
Hello I have a ? I have bad breath n I look online to know what can I do to get rid of it n they told me to use bleach n water n a cup n stir it together n When I did that i can't taste anything under my tongue is swollen n wanted to what should I do
Push fluids!: This was poor advice and is a reminder you can't trust everything you read online! What you are experiencing is what would be expected even with diluted bleach. If you can swallow, keep drinking water or milk. If you can't swallow or symptoms worsen, go to Emergency Room immediately. You may need a nasogastric tube and IV fluids. Obviously, don't try this again! Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swollen gums: See a dentist about this. Red swollen gums mean you have an infection and this needs to be treated by a dentist. You r dentist will do an exam and then the treatment will be to clean your teeth.depending on the severity of your problem the procedure may be scaling and root planing to remove the bacterial build up below you gums. Don't delay. This will not get better without treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer