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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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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Ive 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?

Ive 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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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 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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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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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

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