swollen taste bud on tongue....how do i get rid of it?
I have a painful, swollen taste bud on the middle of my tongue in the front. It hurts so badly, what can I do to make it go away?? I'll try anything!
P.S. I am sure it's not an ulcer or blister or anything.....simply a swollen taste bud.
Thanks for reading and giving me any advice!!
Re: swollen taste bud on tongue....how do i get rid of it?
They hurt SO much it drives me crazy. My kids and I get them all too often. I have asked so many people and am amazed that not much seems to be known about them. Finally one day I asked our pediatrician and he said that religious gargling with Listerine is the only thing that prevents them. Trial and error (forgetting or stopping using it) seems to verify that theory. When we stop we get them. I have some now and tried coating them with Kanka (great stuff) to kill the pain and then nipping them off with sharp clippers, They come right off and it does not hurt but it also does not seem to be a perfect solution. One seemed to almost grow back. They also seemed to multiply. My son reports the same thing, it seems to make them mulitply. I do not know why this would be unless they are viral things. But this one started I think because the orthodontist tech put a new band on a tooth and did not take off the inside hook and it left a rough spot that immediately turned into one of these PAINFUL things so the trauma theory seems to apply; that hurting the tongue causes them. The strange thing though is that a few popped up on the side then, away from the trauma. So I do not know but I sure would like to find out how to get rid of them. They last way way too long and hurt like heck. You can't talk or eat too well and they just flat out make me crabby until they are gone. So if anyone knows more than that please let me know. I am dying to find out what causes them and what to do to get rid of them faster than just waiting a WEEK!