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Painful Swollen Taste Buds
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
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to determine if there is an abnormality. ...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
Foods: Some taste buds swell with peppers and some swell when infected. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My tongue is swollen and I have a bunch of taste buds that are sore and a little bigger than the others but n no discoloring what's going on my tongue?
Taste buds on back of tongue are red, prominent, swollen, but painless. They form a v-shape, but look different than normal. Should I see doctor?
Inflamed tissue: These are your circumvallate papilla (taste buds) and they are inflamed. Warm salt water rinses and time will heal. ...Read more
Why have I been getting a good amount of swollen taste buds on the tip of my tongue that turn into ulcers then go away, but come back. Is this serious?
Check your diet: Many people get swollen or inflamed taste buds and they can be quite painful. They usually break open or ulcerate and then heal. Often certain foods can be triggers for these. Keep a diary of what you are eating and when you get the taste buds then you should be able to eliminate the culprit. For me it tends to be when I eat a large amount of vitamin C containing foods. ...Read more
Small flesh coloured bumps at the back of my throat and what looks like some swollen taste buds at the back of my throat?
The little taste buds on top of tongue have swollen to look like skins tags? Just inside lips swollen bumps on each corner. Not sore?
Burn?: Did you drink hot tea or coffee? ...Read more
I have had painless white stuff on back of tongue and swollen taste buds for a few months. I think it is thrush. Will gentian violet cure this?
See a doctor: You also asked about gential violet for vaginal yeast infection. See my reply to that question. Oral thrush is uncommon in otherwise healthy persons. "Painless white stuff" usually isn't yeast (thrush), just a garden variety "coated tongue", which can occur with colds and any number of minor health issues. Don't use GV, which isn't recommended for oral treatment. See a doctor for both problems. ...Read more
I have been taking robaxin (methocarbamol) but I've noticed my tongue is swollen and my mouth is like cotton and my taste buds are off is this an effect of robaxin (methocarbamol).
Possibly: Why don't you stop it for a few days and see if the symptoms resolve. ...Read more
The type of my tongue is very sore and red for 6 days now. A few swollen taste buds too. Inside of lips in the front are drier and chapped feeling.
Trauma or pathology: The cause of a swollen tongue is due to either trauma or pathology. Pathology can be due to pathogens, toxins or allergens or a combination of thereof. Get checked ...Read more
Physician: See your physician for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more