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Cold sore &raised taste buds on side of tongue . Does this automatically mean herpes?!what are other possibilities? It happened through sharing drink

Cold sore &raised taste buds on side of tongue . Does this automatically mean herpes?!what are other possibilities? It happened through  sharing drink

Inflamed foliate pap: Taste buds on the side of the tongue often become irritated and inflamed. It is usually caused by rough foods or accidentally biting that area. They usually heal on their own in a week. If it persists, see your dr. ...Read more

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Far back on my tongue I have this popcorn lookin cluster of tongue colored bumps along with a few what looks like raised large taste buds I think.Help?

Far back on my tongue I have this popcorn lookin cluster of tongue colored bumps along with a few what looks like raised large taste buds I think.Help?

Normal: They are the papillae of the tongue. Likely you are noticing the filiform and vallate (circumvallate) papillae. Involved in taste. Normal -- not to worry. Test them out with some sweet, sour, bitter, and salty options. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My tongue feels like I burnt it and I know I didn't burn it. It started out itchy all in my mouth tongue and cheeks. My taste buds raised, red and irritated. What could this be?

My tongue feels like I burnt it and I know I didn't burn it. It started out itchy all in my mouth tongue and cheeks. My taste buds raised, red and irritated. What could this be?

Burnt tongue: Sounds like a possible allergic reaction. A otc antihistamine may work if no change you will need to see you dentist for further evaluation. If swelling occurs go to emergency room to address possible airway restriction and managment . Side effect from prescription medication could also be a cause. Consult the prescribing doctor if you are on medications. ...Read more

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My taste buds are a little raised at the back of my mouth and my whole tongue is sensitive, should I be concerned?

My taste buds are a little raised at the back of my mouth and my whole tongue is sensitive, should I be concerned?

See a dentist if...: There are many things that can make your tongue sensitive or cause enlarged tongue bumps, including: smoking, mouth ulcers, inflammation of the taste buds, viral infection, just to name a few. Regardless, if the problem doesn't clear up within 2-3 weeks see your primary care physician or dentist for investigation. ...Read more

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Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Possible cause: Stop the smokeless tobacco and see if your problem stops. Tobacco increases the incidence of oral cancer, so the sooner you stop, the better the chances you will stay healthy. ...Read more

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Are raised tastebuds a sign of oral cancer?

Are raised tastebuds a sign of oral cancer?

No: They can be raised for a host of reasons. If of concern please visit your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which kind of taste buds are the largest?

Which kind of taste buds are the largest?

Check this site: This is an excellent website that illustrates the different sizes and varieties of taste buds. http://www.innerbody.com/image/nerv12.html ...Read more

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What would you have if your taste buds get burned?

What would you have if your taste buds get burned?

Quick healing: The tongue is a quick healer so if you burn your tongue you shouldn't have significant long-lasting problems. You might have tenderness and/or numbness at the burn site but it should heal within a few days. ...Read more

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I've had no taste buds for a couple weeks now and am concerned. Why could this happen?

I've had no taste buds for a couple weeks now and am concerned. Why could this happen?

Do you mean?: Do you mean: 1). Surface of tongue has shines smooth areas..if so probably benign and temporary. Have Dentist examine tongue. 2). Everything looks OK but you can't taste anything. If this is the case, see a Neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking on my taste buds?

What are the effects of smoking on my taste buds?

Effect of smoking: Smoking will tend to decrease your sense of taste, irritate all the soft tissues in your mouth in general and can cause cell mutation resulting in oral cancer. It still escapes me why anyone would want to smoke knowing the documented dangers to your body. ...Read more

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Why would my taste buds be gone after I have surgery?

Why would my taste buds be gone after I have surgery?

Depends: If the surgery involved your sinuses it would be fairly common to have a temporary alteration in your sense of taste which is closely linked to your sense of smell. Some medications and illnesses can also impact this. If your surgery was not involving the nasal/sinus area and you haven't changed meds recently, a visit to an ENT doc would be a good idea to figure out what is happening. ...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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How can i get my taste buds loss back due to a stroke?

How can i get my taste buds loss back   due to a stroke?

Difficult....: Stroke damages the neural component of taste perception......if not back in 3-6m, will not comeback. Can try Vit B12 injection for nerve regeneration, along with good nutrition. ...Read more

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How do you get your taste buds back when you have a cold?

Taste buds: Things should go back to normal in time after you recover from a cold. The amount of time varies. If necessary consult with a dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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