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Red taste bud on tounge, it hurts when i rub it against my teeth. What is is? I also I have a blister under my tounge on the floor of mouth that hurts

Red taste bud on tounge, it hurts when i rub it against my teeth. What is is? I also I have a blister under my tounge on the floor of mouth that hurts

Inflamed papillae: It is common to get inflamed taste buds on the tongue due to several factors like trama, foods, infections, etc. The ulcer under your tongue which is most likely a canker sore or apthous ulcer may also be related to the cause of ttongue soreness. Normally they will resolve themselves within a week. Eat a bland diet and drink lots of fluids. There are some topical numbing meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Why sudden taste bud change & weight loss?

Why sudden taste bud change & weight loss?

Weight loss: If you have sudden unexplained weight loss this may merit medical evaluation . ...Read more

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I smoke on a regular basis and I have a swollen taste bud how can I get rid of it?

I smoke on a regular basis and I have a swollen taste bud how can I get rid of it?

Stop smoking: Will help prevent taste bud irritation and help prevent things like mouth/tongue cancer, lung cancer, throat cancer, emphysema, and also save you a lot of money spent on cigarettes. Statistically you will also live longer if you don't smoke. ...Read more

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Oh my lord! What do I do about an inflammed taste bud?! They hurt so bad and are incredibly annoying! How do I sooth it or get rid of it?

Oh my lord! What do I do about an inflammed taste bud?! They hurt so bad and are incredibly annoying! How do I sooth it or get rid of it?

Multiple causes: hot foods and drinks, smoking, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, trauma, just to name a few. However, It is possible that the taste buds are swollen due to an organic underlying cause so it is important to talk to your dentist. Rec.: see general dentist for evaluation and referral if needed. Also drink a lots of fluids and NSAIDs OTC to mange your pain. ...Read more

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I have one taste bud that is killing me..I can see that it is irritated because its popping out. Why does this happen and how do I make it better?

I have one taste bud that is killing me..I can see that it is irritated because its popping out. Why does this happen and how do I make it better?

Could be viral!: A taste bud is a nerve! could be a viral infection that is acute, or chronic like herpes simplex! if it continues, see your doctor and see if he/she agrees on an anti-viral regimen! ...Read more

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I have one specific taste bud on my tongue that is a little inflamed and is sore but nothing severe. Why?

I have one specific taste bud on my tongue that is a little inflamed and is sore but nothing severe. Why?

Multiple causes:: Hot foods and drinks, smoking, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, trauma, just to name a few. However, it is possible that the taste buds are swollen due to an organic underlying cause so it is important to talk to your dentist. Rec.: see general dentist for evaluation and referral if needed. ...Read more

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Inflamed taste bud like lesion near the tip of the toungue. Painful at times. What could this be? Cancer? Warts?

Inflamed taste bud like lesion near the tip of the toungue. Painful at times. What could this be? Cancer? Warts?

Reassurance : Important to know how long it exists. If longer that few weeks you need to be evaluated, not because it cancer, but because it could be treated after proper diagnosis. If it just few days, please gargle the mouth with camomile tea. ...Read more