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My taste buds is just like I have a fever. Some sort of bitter and sour taste. But I don't have fever. What could be possibly the cause of this?
It sounds like you: have experienced alteration in taste associated with an illness/fever before. Having a cold/viral upper respiratory infection is one of the common causes even if you don't have a fever. Other common causes include medication side effects including use of asthma inhaler, gum disease, dental plaque, zinc deficiency. Correct underlying cause; should be brief---taste buds replaced every 10 days! ...Read more
Can yrs of eating extremely spicy/sour foods cause damage to your taste buds? Lately my buds don't detect sourness/spiciness as strongly as other ppl
Acclimatization: is more likely, not damage. When people from countries where spices are heavily used move to countries where they are not, they often experience shock when they visit home and are exposed again to spices. Your taste buds "turn over" all the time. So not to worry if one layer is damaged anyway. ...Read more
Its the 2nd day after my wisdom tooth extraction and im having a bad breath and a bitter taste in my taste buds.What is it ist bad?
Suffering very salty tongue, saliva since week, today my tongue become sour, lumpy taste buds are developing fast. Can't eat or drink. Please help.?
Used klricid 500mg bd.now white tongue & perserive taste s irritating. How can i develop taste buds?
Common: Taste can change over time from daily to long term. Most of taste involves the taste buds on tongue. These bumps or papillae on tongue have sensory structures registering different tastes. Theses can be affected daily like burning of tongue which will alter these sensations. Long term illness like dry mouth or treatments for cancer can cause diminished or loss of taste. Also smell influences taste ...Read more
Black hairy tongue: Your tongue can turn black from a condition called black hairy tongue (sounds weird, huh). It's not really hairy...The taste buds get elongated and become pigmented from bacteria, food, and drinks. No treatment necessary other than clean the tongue with a toothbrush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please elaborate: What exactly did you do to cause such damage? Is it physical or chemical in nature? If more info was included, a better answer could be given. Make an appointment with an ENT. ...Read more
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