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Doctor insights on: Painful Swollen Taste Buds

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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.

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 more

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Please help! What is the cause of swollen taste buds?

Please help! What is the cause of swollen taste buds?

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

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I have swollen taste buds but there is no pain. What does this mean?

I have swollen taste buds but there is no pain. What does this mean?

Too little info: Without more information and without seeing your tongue, this question cannot be properly answered. You need to have this looked at by a dentist to get a proper answer. ...Read more

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What medicine do I take or do to help heal my taste buds? They're swollen. Thanks a million!

What medicine do I take or do to help heal my taste buds? They're swollen. Thanks a million!

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I have had swollen taste buds for a few months now. What could be the reason?

I have had swollen taste buds for a few months now. What could be the reason?

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

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Can your taste buds get swollen from brushing too hard I think I brush too hard and now it feels weird on one side?

Can your taste buds get swollen from brushing too hard I think I brush too hard and now it feels weird on one side?

Possibly: Can be a few causes that create same effect- allergies, spicy or bitter foods, temperature of foods, beverages, etc. Over-aggressiveness of brushing can irritate the taste buds too...even certain toothpastes may affect the taste buds. Meds, supplements also ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've got a lot of swollen taste buds on my tongue. Help!?

I've got a lot of swollen taste buds on my tongue. Help!?

Call your dentitst: Call your dentist to get them evaluated. They might not be swollen, but you might think they are. ...Read more

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Terrible canker sores and swollen taste buds refuse to go away. What can I do?

Terrible canker sores and swollen taste buds refuse to go away. What can I do?

More hygiene1st: Make sure your oral health is up to date and stable. See your dentist first.
Then, you can try some over the counter mouth rinses like biotene. This should help alleviate this condition. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my tongue and they get bigger to yhe back. Is that my taste buds swollen?

I have small bumps on my tongue and they get bigger to yhe back. Is that my taste buds swollen?

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

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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?

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?

Swollen tongue: You should see a dr asap or go to urgent care as the swollen tongue could be a angioedema from the reaction. Needs care right away and examination. ...Read more

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I've 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?

I've 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 more

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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?

Swollen taste buds?: Have this examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon. It may be something other than swollen taste buds. It may be an infection. It may require a biopsy. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Taste buds on the back of my tongue are swollen. Do I have oral herpes?

Taste buds on the back of my tongue are swollen. Do I have oral herpes?

Taste buds, normal?: I can't tell you whether or not you have oral herpes over the internet, but if that is your only symptom or complaint, I would not draw that conclusion. There are large taste buds at the back of your tongue and in fact they may be normal anatomy. Your own dentist can examine you for any dental issues or concerns and your own physician can evaluate any medical issues or concerns. ...Read more

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I mix bleach n water together n now my taste buds R gone n at bottom of my tongue is swollen wat can I do instead of goin to ER?

Call 911: A swollen tongue can result from trauma or allergy. Sudden tongue swelling can sometimes be dangerous because it could block your airway. Call 911, do not drive. ...Read more