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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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Teaspoon of Cement, Ladies! Comments By: Not a Sissy Girl on 2011-08-28
Settle down with all the infection, doctor and pansy talk, please! I get these sometimes and I chew them off, cut them off, clip them off, grab the painful little turds with my fingernails and pull them off, whatever... Never with sterilization or mouthwash or a bandaid or anything. Just murder the little bastard by any means necessary and go about my day, happy that I killed it.

Of the 50(ish) times I've done this in my life I've never got an infection or had a problem afterwards. Man up and stop being a little girl with a skinned knee. You don't need a doctor or an anti-bacterial or even clean utensils for this taste bud slaughter, and never will. Hell, I'd do it with rusty scissors if that's all I had and not have a worry in the world.

Off with their heads.... Comments By: Abbycat on 2011-09-02
Like basically everyone else on these posts, I also had the brilliant idea one day to snip off one of these horribly painful "buds" with embroidery scissors. The agonizing pain was instantly gone! I used a lighter to sterilize the scissors first. I have to say that the comment one gal made about declaring a public holiday for the education of sore tase bud clipping was pretty funny. As for the nay sayers, you don't know the relief you're missing. Also, think about this...tons of people on here say they bite these things off... it's like it's an instict to do so...like biting or cutting off a piece of dead skin. It's pretty much instinctual. And just like every other health remedy in life, you just have to be safe and hygienic, do the research and decide the odds for yourself. As for me, I say cut them off!
Baking Soda Comments By: Betty on 2011-10-20
I wouldn't clip it off and make more problems. Put baking soda on it to reduce the swelling and pain. Do it for a few days. It works. The article said it would eventually shrink it too but although mine feels much better it still hasn't left completely, although it fells sooo much better.
First-Timer, and... Comments By: Jessie on 2011-10-22
Well, folks... I just clipped off a swollen bud. It's been something like five minutes now, and my tongue is still bleeding like crazy. And unless the pain subsides in the next few minutes (which I will post if it does), this was NOT a good idea. Everybody is different, though, and I don't doubt the positive reviews on this. But think carefully before you do this. Do the risks outweigh the inconvenience of waiting?
nice idea .......... if ur crazy!!!!!!!! Comments By: anon on 2011-10-23
i think ur crazy all ur doing is asking for infectoin i mean i might as well cut my cheek while im at it to see wat happens

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