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Feeling of hair in back of throat, swollen taste buds, yellow tongue, coughing mucus. Should I wait?

Hi I was just wondering if this is normal. Four days ago I felt like I had a hair in the back of my throat . I looked and its my taste buds the ones that are in an arrow formation that are swollen and my tounges a little yellow. I have a cough but barely. Plus Im coughing up mucus . Wasnt sure if i should just wait it out or go to the doctors.
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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HI I have gone through your mail I am suspecting as you are having swollen and infected taste buds of posterior part of your tongue medically these are swollen CIRCUMVALLATE papillae. since your tongue is covered with yellow discharge,this indicates some infective pathology is going on.My opinion is that you should contact your E.N.T.Doctor for clinical examination and assosiated investigations for proper management.Thanks.
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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