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White Taste Buds
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
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..
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back of tongue has a sore, enlarged taste buds & white coating. Tried tongue scraper but didn't get rid of coating, only made tongue bleed. Pls help!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer