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Noticed swollen taste buds v shape, red swollen bumps back of tongue, taking mono. Normal?

I have had mono since two months ago & recently got tested again for anything else. Everything was negative. But I looked at my tounge one day & my taste buds was swollen in a v shape in the back of my tounge. & I looked further back and there is a ton of red swollen bumps is this normal? What is it? & there is kind of white a round the v shape.
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello ,
Thanks for writing in.
The swelling of taste buds may be due to ulceration/inflammation of tastebuds.
Avoid anxiety and stressful works.
vITAMIN rich fruits and plenty of fluids can be taken.
Avoid intake of hot/spicy/salty food items.
mAINtain good oral hygiene.
Take vitamin becosules,iron,folic acid supplements.
Please do get clinical check up by a dentist.
hope this suffices.
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Appearance of swollen taste buds on the tongue mucosa indicates inflammation .

Recurrent trauma to the tongue may lead to formation of such ulcers or

It may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

Apply oral antiseptic ,analgesic ointments like dentogel or mucogel topically over the affected area

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Swollen taste buds can be due to consumption of hot foods, allergies to some food stuffs, trauma for tongue biting or braces.
Clean the tongue with tongue scraper or soft bristle toothbrush.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy foodstuffs.
Take balanced diet, fruits, juices and plenty of water.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use chlorhexiine mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

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