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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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retarded Comments By: Rebekah on 2008-12-29
so maybe people should look at the anatomy of a tongue. the swollen "taste buds" are in fact actually papillae of the tongue. It is a type of skin layer not the actual taste bud! so if you want to clip off your papillae on your tongue then thats fine but its not the taste bud!
This Totally Works Comments By: Dave on 2008-12-29
I just did it today 12/29/08 and it didn't hurt to do and the pain was gone almost instantly.
OMG! Comments By: Crystal on 2008-12-31
Totally just tried it and now it hurts more than it did before! And the pain is not subsiding! This is a load!
YOUR TASTE BUDS GROW BACK Comments By: Anon on 2009-01-27
Clipping a swollen taste bud really improves the overall health and feeling in your mouth. And if your afraid that you won't be able to taste again, then your just a retard. I actually was stupid enough to stick my tongue to a pole a rip part of it off. it healed in about 3 days and my taste buds are currently growing back. It's a slow process, but i lost a whole lotta taste buds. So if your worried about one little taste bud, really you don't need to fret.
i just did it! Comments By: liz on 2009-01-20
it worked and the pain of cutting it off wasnt that bad. woohoo!
YES, clip! Comments By: Tabitha on 2009-01-19
I was a sceptic also, but the pain was bothersome enough to try it. I recommend using Vicks Chloriseptic spray (for sore throats) and spraying it right on the taste bud first. It numbed my tongue right up and I didn't feel a thing when I clipped it.
this is stupid Comments By: B on 2009-01-22
I tried this a few years ago and I made it worse. I couldn't put my tongue back in my mouth cause I constantly had to keep air on it...that's how bad it hurt. There's no point in doing this when it'll go down within a week or so. Just buy some numbing stuff and put it on there.
I do this Comments By: Jill on 2009-01-30
My husband thinks I'm crazy, but I've been doing this for years!! I just pinch the offending taste bud between two fingernails. The pain stops immediately. I've never had an infection. It bleeds a little.. then it's over!!!
Tried It, Didn't Even Feel it, Comments By: Tayler on 2009-01-02
I was really amazed, because I have a very low pain tolerance. The thing was so painful, and I decided I had to get rid of it. I was literally shaking when I went to take it off, and when I closed the clippers I wondered if there was a gap in them because I didn't feel anything. Pulled them out and there went the nasty little bugger. I feel so much better!
YEAH SO IT SWELLS Comments By: Jeff Riecken on 2009-01-07
WORKS!!! Comments By: Kim on 2009-01-10
This does work. Want no pain apply orajel or kanka to it wait 5 min. Cut off with steralized small sewing scissors or baby or small nail clippers. Rinse with listerine and or salt water. It will bleed for short time. Instant relief. And when people say anything about how you shouldnt use steralized clippers ect. I tell them people put worse things in their mouth!
havent tried it yet Comments By: cisco505 on 2009-01-12
does it really work?
Wake up... it works fine. Comments By: Joe on 2009-01-14
Been doing this stuff forever. Cutting them off with sanitized clippers works GREAT. The pain goes from a ten down to a three.It is WAY WAY less painful to cut them off then to leave them. You people who are talking about infection and pain have clearly never had this problem or have never tried this solution. VERDICT: It Works.
R U CRAZY MAN Comments By: anon on 2009-01-14
DUDE that sounds really painfull and i have done a reaserch project on the tounge and it is only swollen cus u have had to much salt or u bit it. DO NOT cut it off you will loose thousands of taste buds cus the little bumps are papilie again DO NOT your are hurting your self

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