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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'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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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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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