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Can you get rid of those little white taste buds that hurt on the tip of your tongue when you get a cold?

Can you get rid of those little white taste buds that hurt on the tip of your tongue when you get a cold?

Time: There is an old saying that you can treat them and they will go away in 5-7 days or you can leave them alone and they will go away in 5-7 days. The best thing to do is avoid foods and drinks that irritate them such as tart and acidic foods and drinks. If they are particularly uncomfortable you can rinse with milk of magnesia(1 tsp) and then spit it out. Oragel helps but is impossible to keep on. ...Read more

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Chest is burning, throat feels cold, felt like food was stuck in throat, enlarged/white taste buds on the back of my tongue, my esophagus is tight..

Chest is burning, throat feels cold, felt like food was stuck in throat, enlarged/white taste buds on the back of my tongue, my esophagus is tight..

Chest,Throat Pain: Given the multiple areas of pain or discomfort , and the possible emergency concerns, you should see your md today or go right to the emergency room to rule out any heart or allergy ...Read more

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Can methylphendiate be the cause of frequent white painful taste buds?

Can methylphendiate be the cause of frequent white painful taste buds?

Xerostomia is: dry mouth. and symptoms may include: Dryness or stickiness in mouth, thick/stringy saliva, bad breath, difficulty chewing/speaking/swallowing, dry/sore throat or hoarseness, dry/grooved tongue, a changed sense of taste. Up to 35 % of patients taking stimulant medications may experience dry mouth. Mouthwashes, especially ones with xylitol, can help. Sugarless candy to moisturize. Best regards. ...Read more

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Whether tongue gel is good for cleaning tongue? Whether it cure from white coating or red taste buds like bumps?

Whether tongue gel is good for cleaning tongue? Whether it cure from white coating or red taste buds like bumps?

Cleaning tongue: Using tung gel and a tongue brush (or a tongue scraper without anything else) every day is part of a good oral hygiene regimen. A slight white coating and red taste buds may or may not be normal. A dentist would have to personally examine you in order to determine that. ...Read more

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I have a ear infection, and the "drainage" the doc said is causing my tongue to be white with swollen taste buds and what not, does that make sense?

I have a ear infection, and the "drainage" the doc said is causing my tongue to be white with swollen taste buds and what not, does that make sense?

Not likely.: Drainage from ear usually exits out your ear but it could drain down the eustasion tube into the back your throat. Th e white tongue could be side effect of the antibiotics you're on for the ear infection. The swollen taste buds could be from lack of water or trace metals in the meds. See your dentist. ...Read more

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How do taste buds work?

How do taste buds work?

Receptor Cells: The taste receptor cells send information detected by clusters of various receptors and ion channels to the gustatory areas of the brain via the seventh, ninth and tenth cranial nerves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taste_bud ...Read more

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How are taste buds activated?

How are taste buds activated?

Stimulus: A chemical response from stimulus such as salt, sweet, sour and bitter by specialized receptor cells that get transmitted to your brain. ...Read more

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Can i lose my taste buds forever?

Can i lose my taste buds forever?

Dysgeusia: is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In your case pregnancy-related (estrogen) changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. It is very common condition in pregnancy. Usually it is transient. With Geographic tongue people may notice they have a“bitter” or “metallic” taste in their mouths. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get my taste buds back ?

How do I get my taste buds back ?

More info needed....: Your question is very vague... what exactly is the problem? Certain medical conditions and medications can cause loss of taste. Please consult with your local PCP for a physical and a consultation. ...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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Why do you start loosing your taste buds?

Why do you start loosing your taste buds?

Various reasons: Natural loss of taste buds usually starts much later in life, usually past the age of 50. Irritants, especially chemicals can damage taste buds. If you are losing your sense of taste, there are also other medical causes that need to be looked into. Consult a physician if concerned and want answers for your specific set of circumstances. ...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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Which kind of taste buds are the largest?

Which kind of taste buds are the largest?

Check this site: This is an excellent website that illustrates the different sizes and varieties of taste buds. http://www.innerbody.com/image/nerv12.html ...Read more

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What are diseases that affect your taste buds?

Alteration in taste: You can go to the following site for some general information, but if you have an alteration in taste, I would consult with both your dentist and primary care physician. See: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/smelltaste/pages/taste.aspx ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to lose your taste buds?

Is it possible for you to lose your taste buds?

Yes: Most people do not actually loose their taste buds, they just loose the ability to taste. This can be temporary due to medication or an illness or it can be more permanent. Check out the medication you are using such as asthma inhalants, etc. On the web to look for side effects and then contact your md to ask about specific medications. ...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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What would you have if your taste buds get burned?

What would you have if your taste buds get burned?

Quick healing: The tongue is a quick healer so if you burn your tongue you shouldn't have significant long-lasting problems. You might have tenderness and/or numbness at the burn site but it should heal within a few days. ...Read more