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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'm DYIN' of laughter!! Comments By: jada on 2009-09-15
I can't help but laugh as I read this thread!! It's HILARIOUS to know I'm not the only idiot removing swollen taste buds. I just bite mine off tho! hahahah.. if u have one just do it, remove that lil sucker.. u WON'T get an infection. Trust. ;)
It feels so much better Comments By: Val on 2009-09-21
OMG Thank you very much. I just did it, it feels so much better.
I'm a PUSS! Comments By: Minnie on 2009-09-24
I can't do it!!!! I keep trying and trying to bite it but i freak out. I'm just standing in front of my mirror, drooling into the sink, trying to clip it off, but the taste of the metal is sicking me out. I even used to have my tongue pierced, never bothered me...but this little bugger. YUCK! what if it REALLY hurts? I'M such a PUSS!!!!!!
Relief! Comments By: amy on 2009-09-24
I'm so glad I stumbled upon this website. I had the same pain on my tongue and the tastebud was a tiny black dot. It was so painful. After I read your posts, I decided that I would clip my tastebud off too. I just held it with my nails and it came off! It hurt a little, just as much as the usual pain except with a tiny drop of blood. I rinsed with Listerine then water and now I am pain free.
Worked for me!! So Far? Comments By: Mike on 2009-09-28
Thank God this stop that annoying pain! I just hope I don't get an infection.
sounded bonkers Comments By: Sara on 2009-09-30
But I had towards the center of my tounge. Was driving me effing nuts. I was hesitant at first but about 80 people on this site said it worked awesome so I went for it. I steriized some cuticile siccors and just snipped it off. Garrgled with Listerine. It bleed maybe 2 mins if that and it felt fine afterwords. As someone who's had a couple of piercings I can say that really it is NOT painful and the infection risk is minimal if your not a dummie.
mouth is not a sterile area Comments By: Les on 2009-10-03
You can clip and clip, make sure that the instrument is clean, it does not need to be a super sterile procedure because the mouth is NOT a sterile cavity such as the bowel or the gallbladder. It is dirty so just clean the clipper or scissors and snip. rinse with antiseptic wash to avoid infection.
CRAZY people... great idea!! Comments By: Lilly on 2009-10-08
I literally read every single comment before doing it and let me tell you... I didnt feel a thing. Honestly, it bled for like a a second and hardly at all. I would never have thought you could clip it off but you crazy people did it soo I did it and am very thanksful :) NO MORE PAIN :)
What it feels like when you clip it off Comments By: Anonymous on 2009-10-11
It's a bit painful. But I can say that putting a piece of rock salt on your tongue is more painful than clipping it off. The faster you clip it, the lesser it hurts. just make sure you are clipping the swollen one. Once done, there a bit of bleeding but it will stop in a while. There's a feeling of mild burning like you want to scratch it but just rub it inside and it's gone. Good luck!
Alternative tool Comments By: Anonymous on 2009-10-11
If you are afraid of using a clipper you may try to use a small and clean scissors. But be careful of what you're hitting. I've used it rather than a clipper because it has a curve. When I'as sure it was my target bud, I did it fast. You could the target swollen bud easily because scissors is open in front unlike the clipper. But of course, it's in your preference.. which you think is best for you to use.
Have done this for years Comments By: Diane on 2009-10-17
I occasionally get painful white or red enlarged taste buds that affect speech and hurt like crazy when the tongue moves at all against teeth and lips. I also sterilize clippers and remove them, have for years... small sting = no more pain. Then rinsing with warm salted water heals itup nice and quick.
Actually Works Comments By: Miss Wieder on 2009-10-20
I have had several swollen taste buds over the past two months. The other day I got a really large one that hurt to eat or talk. I googled swollen taste buds and found this sight that said to cut it off with clippers. I had never heard of such craziness. I was very skeptical but it hurt so bad. I got a pair of clippers and sterilized them in alcohol. Then clipped the taste bud off. No pain at all and the relief from having it gone was instant. Never even knew it was there. Definately worth a try.
Works like charm Comments By: M.G. on 2009-11-02
Works 100%. Just gargle with mouthwash after. Almost immediate relief!
*+*+*+*Use dental floss!!!!!!!!!!*+*+*+*+* Comments By: Anon on 2009-11-03
I Had a swollen taste bud in the middle of my tongue once..extremely ANNOYING. i waited a week, used Listerine, saltwater..peroxide even. finally I just took dental floss, wrapped it around the taste bud (it was hard to maneuver) and pulled the string so tight, the taste bud came off. It didn't hurt as bad as nail clippers, finger nails, or even teeth. One quick pull, and no more annoying taste bud.

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