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Inflammed taste bud at the tip of tongue. Having unilateral tender lymphadenopathy. Why are symptoms progressing?

I have what I believe to be an inflamed taste bud at the tip of my tongue for approx 4 days now and have unilateral left tender lymphadenopathy posterior and inferior to the angle of the mandible for 2 days. I thought inflamed taste buds resolved in a couple of days so I m wondering why my sx are progressing rather than resolving. Any weird infections with these symptoms?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,

Inflammed taste buds arise from allergic foods taken/medications/depapillation.

I would suggest you to avoid intake of hot/spicy/sour foods.
Lymphadenopathy is usually associated with fever/inflammation.
floss your tongue softly.
Anaesthetic gel can be applied at the site.
Warm saline gargle can be done.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Thanks for the query,
Inflamed taste buds can be due to following reasons
1. Vitamin B complex deficiency
2. apthous ulcer
3. oral infections like candidiasis
4. any trauma due to jagged teeth
Please use rexidin mouth wash for early relief.

Meet a dentist if symptoms persist.

Thank you
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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