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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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Thought I was nutz Comments By: anon on 2010-09-17
I got 5 infected taste buds the other day. I was so upset as these things last forever and are so annoying. I couldn't take it any longer so I decided to sterilize clippers and cut them off. I was amazed on how much better I felt after taking the biggest one off. So I removed all of them.

I wondered if I was crazy for doing this. So I googled it and found this site. Not sure if it is a good idea to do this method to get rid of the infected taste buds, but it definitely works and is almost instant relief.

Yes, I have done this for 20 years. 2 or 3 times a year I will eat something too hot and I get one or two 3 days later. Clip the, they are gone and NO PAIN afterwards. THE IDIOTS WHO SAY GO TO YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD BE BANNED FROM HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CARE INSURANCE. You are the SAME idiots who cost us billions of dollars a year for simple non-medical attention needing issues.
Free Entertainment! Comments By: MotherOfOne on 2010-09-19
I read every post & laughed all the way through. My husband almost didn't believe me when I told him I was laughing at a thread of people talking about swollen taste buds. This is great entertainment during these hard economic times ;)
i thought only i did this Comments By: wordpicky on 2010-09-20
and with baby clippers, too!

by the by, cud does not mean the walls of your cheek, it's the mass of food on the second chewing in ruminants. (cowa, sheep, deer, etc)

A lightbulb moment... Comments By: Susan on 2010-09-25
I just read other folks on this thread mentioning having painful tastebuds after either eating sunflower seeds and potato chips.
Well, guess what! I just got a painful taste bud after eating some potato chips made with sunflower oil...
And now that I think about it, I do get painful tastebuds after I eat potato chips.
Wonder if the "sunflower" effect really has anything to do with it?
Inquiring minds REALLY want to know.
As much as I'd love to be able to clip my painful taste bud right now, it's too far back on my tongue...GRRRRR.

It really works! Comments By: Rylee on 2010-09-26
Ok. So I've had a swollen taste bud on the tip of my tongue for 7 months. It was driving me crazy! It always hurt and it was just embarrassing. My mom told me to just leave it alone but that's easier said than done. So I went to google for a solution. At first I was like, this is crazy! But then I decided it was worth the risk. Now you have to understand that I have an extremely low tolerance for pain so I stood there for about 10 minutes before I actually did it. It didn't hurt at all. It bled for about 15 minutes then it was done. I rinsed with listerine and then held a cotton ball on it until it stopped bleeding. I am sooooo glad I did it!!!!
Worked for me too. Comments By: Anon on 2010-09-27
I just tried it. I had a swollen taste bud on the tip of my tongue that's been bothering me. It's totally gone now and it didn't even bleed.
ALUM!!!! Comments By: Ali on 2010-10-02
Dab Alum on it. Works like a charm. Alum can be found in the grocery store in the spices and pickling section. Only costs a buck or so .....do it and avoid the self mutilation surgery. I swear it works...learned about it from a dentist.
ok so it really does work Comments By: m on 2010-10-07
I didnt clip it, it hurt wayyy to bad, so I kinda bit it off gently. It felt like a scab or something so gross. It came off and instantly, I was pain free. Miracle!
Didn't hurt, the damn taste bud is gone thank god Comments By: anon on 2010-10-08
I've had a single, enlarged taste bud in the middle of my tongue that has annoyed me for MONTHS. I finally just cut the damn thing off after sterilizing some nail clippers. Hurt less than squeezing a pimple. Hardly any blood, I'm pleased!
DO IT Comments By: Jojo on 2010-10-10
I wish I would have found this a long time ago. I always get these and just tried this. It bled for 30 seconds and then felt better. I cut mine with a scissors. The clippers kinda creeped me out.
Wow... Comments By: Brokenbutterfly on 2010-10-17
It's GONE!! After enduring that little bugger on the tip of my tongue for months, having it getting caught between my teeth or accidentally biting it when eating causing constant pain, I finally did it! Hardly bleed, and a tiny bit tender, but nothing compared to living with that annoying THING
Ice Comments By: Ahmad on 2010-10-18
Ice usually numbs it try it out
I guess not the only person Clipping it off Comments By: Karen on 2010-10-20
yes I must admit I do clip it off also. Like lot of other people commented once you clip it off, the pain is gone instantly. And yes our mouths are full of bacteria and that's why it's important to have good oral hygiene.

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