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Swollen taste buds with burning. Neck lymph nodes swollen. Any ideas?

Hi, Dr. I have swell tastes buds since three months ago they burn a lot all the time. I also have two swell lymph nodes one in my neck and the other one on my armpit since six months ago. Other than that I have no symptoms. I also have braces since one year ago. What could be the cause of my swell tastes buds? -Thank You
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

swollen lymph nodes shows that you have developed an infection .you must get yourself examine.

swelling of taste buds is seen in cases like dehydration ,fever,prolonged medication and due to vitamin B deficiency and poor oral hygiene. these should be ruled out first.

meanwhile you can start becasoules for fifteen days.maintain good oral hygiene.

Hope it helps.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi there,

Swollen taste buds on the tongue indicates inflammation or tngue mucosa and it may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

Since you have orthodontic braces applied on the teeth , improper brushing and flossing and poor oral hygiene may also lead to inflammation of the tongue.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practising regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

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.

Lymph node enlargement in neck and arm pits is may be due to some underlying infection and needs to be examined by a physician.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Swollen taste buds can be because of consumption of hot food , allergy to some food products , trauma from tongue biting or braces .

Get checkup done look for any sharp points in braces which can irritate the tongue and get it corrected . Get complete mouth scaling done .
Maintain a good oral hygiene , use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily .

Swollen lymph nodes in neck and armpit can be because of bacterial or viral infection, mouthsores , tooth infections skin infections , ear infections .
Get complete checkup done . If fever cough is present get it treated , the condition will resolve once illness will go away.

Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.

Hope this helps out .

Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome,

The swollen taste buds may be due to-
Intake of allergic foods.
Aphthous ulcers.
Tongue thrusting habit.
I would suggest you to avoid intake of hot/spicy foods.
Floss your tongue mildly.
Infected tooth if present has to be restored or removed.
Plenty of fluids and nutritional food has to be taken.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Warm saline rinse may be helpful.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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