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Does radiation to the tongue kill the taste buds?

Does radiation to the tongue kill the taste buds?

Saliva: Radiation therapy of the head and neck affects salivary flow and the saliva glands. It is this reduction and change in saliva that affects taste. ...Read more

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Got a crown last week - back of my tongue and area of tooth is killing me. Help?

Got a crown last week - back of my tongue and area of tooth is killing me. Help?

Call the dentist: The dentist who cemented this crown knows your mouth and tooth better than anyone on this forum. Any speculation on our part is not going to answer your question. ...Read more

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I have these sores on my tongue. I rinse it off with listerine 2-4x/day hoping it would kill bacteria to heal fast. Can I use orajel for comfort?

I have these sores on my tongue. I rinse it off with listerine 2-4x/day hoping it would kill bacteria to heal fast. Can I use orajel for comfort?

No: For relief, make a mixture of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid (12.5mg/tsp) with kaopectate (or maalox) - equal parts of each liquid . Rinse with 1 teaspoon every 2 hours for 45 seconds - 1 minute and spit out. Stop rinsing with listerine. Don't use orajel. Both products will further irritate your sores. ...Read more

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Anxiety is killing me. Pea sized lump on palate above #13-14 tooth. Not midline. Get harder when pressing with tongue. #14 is half gray. Trauma before?

Anxiety is killing me. Pea sized lump on palate above #13-14 tooth. Not midline. Get harder when pressing with tongue. #14 is half gray. Trauma before?

Now is the time!: Don't let the anxiety bug you! fortunately, there has been much technological advancement in diagnosis of strange bumps in mouth. Most likely you will not need invasive procedure to find out. Scan technology also makes it easier to see the "lump" under the gum, in 3-d. A special light may be employed to ensure the lump is not cancerous. So visit your dentist/oral surgeon and get peace of mind! ...Read more

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Allergy test i took to nuts, fish, milk, soy, was negative. This means, there is no reason for the tongue to swell, and kill me? I have health anxiety

Allergy test i took to nuts, fish, milk, soy, was negative. This means, there is no reason for the tongue to swell, and kill me? I have health anxiety

Allergy tests: The tests you had done were food allergens. Although it is encouraging that they are negative, there are other things you could be allergic to, such as aeroallergens: pollens, grasses, trees, weeds and even animals. Any kind of a reaction to allergen could cause tongue swelling. There are other causes of tongue swelling, but allergies & trauma are most common. Not common to kill, though. ...Read more

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Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Misinformation: The internet is full of misinformation about silver fillings. If they wear away they do NOT cause bodily harm. Bacteria will not erode fillings. Mouthwash will not erode fillings. Thrush is caused by the Candida fungus (yeast), not by bacteria. Nystatin will not clean your teeth or remove the bacteria that causes tooth decay or gum disease. Please see your Dentist for evaluation. ...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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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?

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