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Swollen Taste Bud, clip it off

Submitted by Karen Alexandre

This may sound crazy.. But if you have a swollen taste bud just take a sterilized nail clipper and clip it off. I know is sounds painful but it works. You can sterilize the nail clipper with rubbing alcohol. FYI, it would be best to use the smallest nail clipper you can find like and infant's nail clipper. Try to keep your mouth clean with "Glycerin" which you can find in any health food store. Just wrap a cotton ball on the tip of your finger and saturate the cotton ball with glycerin then clean all around your mouth (gums, teeth, tongue and cud-which is the walls of your mouth).


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I have been doing this for years..no infection ever.. and I am a rather sickly person..I use my fingernails and the gargle with Listerine...just keep mouth clean..instant relief no reason not to do this...
 
I'm a clipper, not a biter Comments By: Nano on 2009-12-28
I have only started getting swollen taste buds in the past few years. The first few came and went, but it took several weeks on annoying pain. Finally one day in frustration I decided to take it OFF, and what a relief. I'll never suffer for weeks again.

Interesting about the biting option. As long as I have access to nail clippers, I think I'll just stay with what works for me. =D

 
This is so old hat but it works! Comments By: Anon on 2009-12-30
Been doing this for years and it works well! I use a bran new pair of cuticle clippers, they have a small flat flush cutting action as where the nail clippers are rounded for your nail.
 
OMG too funny! Comments By: Samantha on 2009-12-31
I totally do this and it's true... the pain goes away instantly and the next day there is no remnants that it was even there!
 
I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ON! Comments By: JUJU on 2010-01-05
WOW I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO DID THIS!! ITS ALMOST LIKE A SECRET I HAD TOLD MY FFRIEND ABOUT IT AND HE WAS FREAKING IUT THINJ=KING IT WAS THE NASTIEST THING IN THE WORLD!! ITS A HABIT FOR MANY YEARS. IT WILL IRRITATE ME A FEW TIMES A MONTH AND WHEN I AM WORRIED.
 
Huh, I always bit mine off! Comments By: x5 on 2010-01-06
I have one right now (1/6/2010) and I was wondering what caused it so I decided to google it... then I found this website... haha, I totally thought I was the only one in a world of billions doing something about those damn inflamed taste buds. It hurts to bite, but at the same time I like the pain cuz I don't stop doing it, haha. I never thought to clip it, tho. OH! I just got it with my teeth! Nice!
 
Hurray! Comments By: MadAnge on 2010-01-08
After reading the comments I decided to try pulling mine off with tweezers. The thought of using nail clippers squicked me out, lol. I tried a couple of times, because I wasn't grabbing it hard since it hurt, and it kept popping out of the tweezers. Then I grabbed it and it sort of popped off without me even realizing it. No pain, nothing, just the taste bud on my tweezers and a little spot on my tongue! It started to bleed a little and I rinsed my mouth out with listerine and water and looked again and I couldn't even tell where it was because there was no spot anymore, lol! My tongue feels like it was never even there! So cool! Can't make any comments about infections, though, because I've only just removed it, hehe!
 
cutting it is best Comments By: Tina Payne on 2010-01-12
The swollen taste buds are already infected, so removing them will not cause an infection that is not already present. Just simply rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash after removing the infected taste bud to cleanse the area. Also, it relieves the pain immediately in most cases.
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you Comments By: Christine on 2010-01-12
I have two very painful swollen taste buds right now, both on the very tip of my tongue. One is actually purple and the other is white. I ate a lot of pineapple a week ago and have been suffering ever since. I thought I just had to live with this until it went away but because of all your postings, I am going to get some relief. Slice slice!
 
OMG Comments By: annon on 2010-01-13
Ive had this stupid swollen taste bud for like a few weeks now.At first it was like 3 right next to each other.And now its just 1 big massive sucker. Im a work right now but i can wait to go home a cut it off. I keep playing with my tounge and people are looking at me strange.It has to go. Maybe ill try my teeth. It's just in a really funny spot. Thanks
 
clip it! Comments By: Amazed on 2010-01-14
It actually works...it bleed a little, but I had instant relief! It was driving me crazy for 4 days!! It feels so much better now! I say clip it!
 
It works... Comments By: Christina on 2010-01-15
...if you do it right. I've done this forever (and thought I was weird). You have to make sure you clip just the one bud. It should only bleed a drop or two if you do it right. INSTANT PAIN RELIEF!
 
Psh. Comments By: Madeleine on 2010-01-29
I have a habit of daily biting my taste buds off. Then the next morning I wake up with white spots.

I hate the habit, and it hurts, but like I said, it's a habit.

I've never really toyed with the thought of putting nail clippers in my mouth and chopping off a part of my tongue.

 
JUST DID IT INSTANT RELIEF!!!!!!! YAY! Comments By: sbrown259 on 2010-01-30
after getting my tongue pierced i got a "lie bump" probably because i was trying to hide it from my mom all week..=]and it was so bad that my swelling from the piering was gone but i still had this bump then i just needed relief .....thanks alot who ever posted this [fact] you have done a world of good.
 
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