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Swollen taste buds on the back of tongue, sore throat. Reasons ?

For over a week now I have had what my dr said were swollen taste buds on the back of my tongue . They are not white or painful.. just extremely annoying. 2 weeks ago, I had a very sore throat that lasted 5 days. I did drink hot tea moreso than usual, like 3 times a day, then drinking alot of OJ to keep the cold away. Could that have made my taste buds swell? I ve been very careful not to drink hot things or spicy foods, but they are still there. Will they eventually go down? Should I do salt water rinses or gargle with Listorine?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Hi..daniel.., there are many reasons for the swelling of the taste buds.. one of it after a sickness, or fever it will be seen, since you had an attack of sore throat before, would be the cause for it.. avoid having hot tea, or anything hot drink or food.., also by gargling with salt water will have no effect on it... it will resolve by 1 to 2 week...

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Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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