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What causes swollen taste buds on your tongue?


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Answered 2013-07-29 15:36:28

Swollen taste buds are things in your tongue. And they are caused by hot or spicy foods that people can't tolerate. Even salty food can do this! Taste buds are very tiny and wen their irritated they get swollen. There's nothing to worry about. It's common. Things you can do is gargle with salt water also with honey. If it just worse I would let a doctor know.

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There are many known causes for swollen taste buds. A few swollen taste buds causes are listed belowOne of the basic causes for swollen taste buds is eating very hot food, that may irritate or burn the taste bud causing swelling.Having very spicy or salty food is also known to cause swelling of the taste buds.Exposure to toxins like alcohol, tobacco smoke, insecticides, etc.Allergies to certain food stuffs or eating acidic foods like lemons, grapefruit, some sauces.Another cause for swollen taste buds is a gastric condition called acid reflux disease.Tongue ulcers or mouth ulcers due to thrush or any yeast infection can cause inflamed taste buds.Certain mineral or vitamin deficiency like B complex vitamin deficiency can also cause swollen taste buds.Other causes for swollen taste buds are trauma caused to the tongue or taste buds by biting, infection of the stomach or allergy that may cause inflammation to the entire esophagus.Source: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/swollen-taste-buds.html



The effect of swollen taste buds is the case but is covered over by the tongue and doesn't function at all. So person won't taste anything with those taste buds.


I have a lot of large swollen taste buds on the very back of my tongue and am wondering the same.


No, There are no taste buds on the bottom of your tongue !


The taste buds are the bumps on your tongue


The human tongue has about 10,000 taste buds.


Bitter taste buds are found at the back of the tongue. Sweet/salty taste buds are in the front of the tongue, sour taste buds are on both sides whereas the middle of the tongue has very few taste buds at all.


The human tongue has about 10,000 taste buds


Their is an average of 10,000 taste buds on your tongue.



The bumps on your tongue are called taste buds. Taste buds are what taste your food.


The four basic kinds of tastes are: sweet, salty, sour and bitter. The salty/sweet taste buds are located near the front of the tongue; the sour taste buds line the sides of the tongue; and the bitter taste buds are found at the very back of the tongue. The center of the tongue has few taste buds. Babies have more taste buds than older children and adults. Not only do babies have taste buds on the tongue, but also on the sides and roof of the mouth. Taste buds disappear from the sides and roof of the mouth as a baby gets older, leaving taste buds mostly on the tongue.


Taste buds are are on your tongue


When taste buds are white that usually means that they are swollen, or sore.


on your tongue idk but everybody does not have the same amount of aste buds on there tongue but the answer that most people have is 10,000 taste buds


There are these things called taste buds on your tongue.


Taste buds are little dots on your tongue that sense the tast of whatever is in your mouth. There are different sections on your tongue that have sweet, sour or bitter taste buds.


The human tongue has about 10,000 taste buds, but the Seawolf (Anarhichas lupus), has 27,000.


The human tongue has about 10,000 taste buds.


It is that your taste buds are less sensitive


0. The taste buds are on the tongue.


Taste buds are located on the dorsal aspect of the tongue.


They are your taste buds. The majority of taste buds on the tongue sit on raised protrusions of the tongue surface called papillae.


The front taste buds taste salty and sweet foods. The sides of your tongue taste sour foods. The taste buds on the back of your tongue taste bitter foods.