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What causes inflamed taste buds and a red raw patch in the middle of the tongue?

What causes inflamed taste buds and a red raw patch in the middle of the tongue?

Taste buds: Dry mouth is a leading cause of irrated tongue. A review of medications you are taken along with a full blood panel would be recommended to rule out systemic issues that could also manifest with these symptoms. A visit with your dentist and md would be recommended. ...Read more

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My tongue feels like it was burnt, but it wasn't. I keep getting Inflamed taste buds and canker sores that come and go. Is this serious?

My tongue feels like it was burnt, but it wasn't. I keep getting Inflamed taste buds and canker sores that come and go. Is this serious?

Virus: Most likely you have the HSV-1 virus that is causing your symptoms. This usually is a self limiting infection that can be treated supportively and will go away in time. If it persists, see the Dr. ...Read more

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Hello, I have recently noticed some painless red dots on my tongue, they look like inflamed taste buds; however, it's not going away. My tongue has recently started getting a yellow film, which I've read is a sign of dead skin cells, that can be brushed

Hello, 

I have recently noticed some painless red dots on my tongue, they look like inflamed taste buds; however, it's not going away. My tongue has recently started getting a yellow film, which I've read is a sign of dead skin cells, that can be brushed

Not serious: Fungiform papillae are the small bumps located on the top and sides of your tongue. They’re the same color as the rest of your tongue and, under normal circumstances, are unnoticeable. They give your tongue a rough texture, which helps you eat. They also contain taste buds and temperature sensors. Papillae can become enlarged for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, these reasons aren’t seriou ...Read more

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I got white patches on my tongue and its sometimes the back of my throat hurys when I sneeze. Doct examines me he said its inflamed taste buds help ?

I got white patches on my tongue and its sometimes  the back of my throat hurys when I sneeze. Doct examines me he said its inflamed taste buds  help ?

Patches on tongue: Inflamed taste buds (papillitis) is a common symptom of some viral upper respiratory symptoms; it causes mild redness, swelling, and discomfort with altered taste in the taste buds. It will go away in a few days without treatment. Other causes of white patches on the tongue are yeast (more painful than papillitis) and "geographic" tongue, which is a painless allergic symptom , can be chronic. ...Read more

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Front of neck sore to touch also ear ache inflamed taste buds?

Could be muscle: Strain , viral vs bacterial infection etc go see your dr for confirmation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) , warm salt gargle may help for now. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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Sore throat for almost a year feels like something stock on my throat, whitish spots on tonsils since about a month ago recently inflamed taste buds ?

Sore throat for almost a year feels like something stock on my throat, whitish spots on tonsils since about a month ago recently inflamed taste buds ?

FOOD TONSILS: Often people get white exudates that get stuck in the tonsillar crypts and sometimes even is in discomfort. Sometimes, fluids remove this over time, sometimes taking a q tip to remove the painful areas can help with fluids to cleanse. No infection and no worries! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

Dark brown honey: Cold Eze ( zinc) lozenges, warm water gargles, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Cough drops are useless. But some Robitusssin DM, or a generic equivalent. gradma's tea and honey, nice warm chicken soupnd ...Read more

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I have two recurring ulcer/blisters and inflamed taste buds dull ear ache and regular tonsil stones all on one side of my mouth. Thoughts?

I have two recurring ulcer/blisters and inflamed taste buds dull ear ache and regular tonsil stones all on one side of my mouth. Thoughts?

Yes: MANY possibilities, but rather than guessing I would recommend that you see a Dentist, Oral Surgeon, Physician, or ENT, for examination, correct diagnosis, and treatment plan. ...Read more