Proper Care for Swollen Taste Buds

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The tongue is considered as one of the major sensory organs of the body that contains total 8,000 taste buds to identify separate flavours and tastes of different foods that we consume. Swells and inflammation on these taste buds on the tongue are very common. These inflammations generally do not persist for very long but can have several causes.

The tongue of a human has five oral sections generally identified as front, back, centre, blade and tip. The tongue does several movements. Sometimes it touches the upper portion inside the mouth, lips or the teeth that helps us to transform the sounds from the vocal chords into words and helps us to eat and drink properly. The taste buds have tiny openings on the surface of the tongue. The taste buds help us to sense the tastes like salty, sweet, bitter etc.

These receptors of taste are present in the taste buds that send brain signals when it contacts the saliva that contains the dissolved food. The taste buds that sense the sweet are at the tip of the tongue, the bitter taste is felt at the back of the tongue, salty is tasted by the sides of the tongue whereas the lateral parts tastes the sourness of any food. The taste buds on the tongue get inflamated while eating spicy and hot foods. This is generally how a swollen taste bud is caused. Normally, the swells are small and white but they demand immediate attention. Otherwise they might often result into mouth ulcers or might cause infections on the tongue. In market these days there are several kind of medicines found for inner mouth treatment. Moreover, proper supply of vitamins can also reduce the chances of swollen taste buds and may help to recover from mouth ulcers. However, swollen taste buds are also caused by normal fever as well.

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