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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?

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

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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

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

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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.?

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.?

See your Doctor: There could be several explanations for your symptoms. Viruses, bacteria or yeasts can be involved. You should see your pcp right away since you could get dehydrated. ...Read more

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Used klricid 500mg bd.now white tongue & perserive taste s irritating. How can i develop taste buds?

Used klricid 500mg bd.now white tongue & perserive taste s irritating. How can i develop taste buds?

Clarithromycin: Klaricid like any antibiotic kills good bacteria as well as bad ones. The good bacteria also inhibit thrush. Try yogurt and probiotic. If that fails might need medication for thrush. ...Read more

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How can our taste buds change over time?

How can our taste buds change over time?

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

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I can't taste! do taste buds ever go bad?

Perhaps: This is usually related to a neurological state which may or may not be temporary. Suggest medical visit to determine source. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have black taste buds?

What does it mean when you have black taste buds?

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 more

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Taste buds back of tongue normally large?

large taste buds: The taste buds at the back of the tongue on top are the ones that sense bitter foods/things but have a dentist look for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if i ruined my tongue/taste buds?

What to do if i ruined my tongue/taste buds?

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