Top 20 Doctor insights on: Sore swollen taste buds

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I'm concerned because I have swollen and sore taste bud or bump on tongue?

I'm concerned because I have swollen and sore taste bud or bump on tongue?

You should be: If swelling is transitory, watch for return. If it has been there for a while, it would be prudent to see a dentist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Seek attention: Need more information..... Duration, history, medication. Try brushing your tongue, teeth, flossing, mouthwash, hydrogen peroxide rinse. See dentist soon. Any diet changes recently? Smoker or smokeless tobacco? ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can it be that a cold sore causes someone to have swollen gums, canker sores, and causes tongue to have missing taste buds?

Can it be that a cold sore causes someone to have swollen gums, canker sores, and causes tongue to have missing taste buds?

Cold sores: What you describe is not just the cold sore causing other oral problems but a possible systemic infection
sometimes strep throat can result in all these symptoms so please see your doctor to resolve the problem. ...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 keep getting these really sore enlarged taste buds on my tounge? What is it and how can I stop myself frombiting them and making them worse?

Certain foods: There are certain foods that may aggravate your taste buds. Try to determine when your tastes buds are swelling and try to stay away from those foods which may be causing them to swell. Acidic foods can aggravate the tongue. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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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