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    Do taste buds grow back???

    Last monday my tongue was hurting so bad I could hardly eat. So I go and take a look in the mirror and find that the right side of my tongue is just as smooth as can be and the taste buds are gone!

    I have NO idea what happened.. I haven't burned my mouth (I'd remember something that would burn that bad)

    Today I go and look again and about 95% (no joke) is smooth now! I don't know whats happening to my taste buds

    I have a dr appt, but not until the 1st of August. My tongue feels like it is burning and I have been eating ice all week to try to help and I really have to watch what I eat.. anything rough or spicy just kills me

    Will they grow back????
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    Re: Do taste buds grow back???

    taste buds do generally grow back
    i also dfound this on a bb, you might want to see a dentist instead of a dr

    This is weird. It is not painful. I have a small patch on my tongue (I
    > look at my tongue daily because of occasional bouts with minor
    > candidiasis). This patch has lost the tiny, hair-like (filiform) papillae
    > The patch is completely devoid of these little papillae but does
    > contain a
    > handful of fungiform (larger, knob-like) papillae (one of which *was*
    > slightly inflammed but not sore). From what I can tell, the
    > smooth area of
    > this patch is very slightly raised relative the rest of the surface of the
    > tongue. This patch just appeared a few days ago and has not grown or
    > diminished. It is quite red compared to the rest of my tongue but this is
    > probably mostly due to the lack of filiform papillae
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    What you are describing sounds a lot like what I have, erosive lichen
    planis. The taste buds become inflammed and "worn off", for lack of a better
    description. It is not a very common condition in the general population,
    but is rather common in autoimmune diseases. A knowledgable dentist or your
    rheumy are your best bet for getting a correct diagnosis. Most GP's would be
    at a loss.
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    Re: Do taste buds grow back???

    Thanks! I actually have a dental appt next thurs lol
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    Re: Do taste buds grow back???

    Sounds like you may have atrophic glossitis. It may not be, but it is possible. From my nursing textbook:
    "the surface is slick and shiny, the mucosa (surface of tongue) thins and looks red from decreased papillae (or hair). Accompanied by dryness of tongue and burning. Occurs with vitamin B12 deficiency, flic acid deficiency, and iron deficiency anemia".
    Here is a website with a picture:
    http://www.doctorspiller.com/oral-de...#Bald%20tongue


    Bald tongue (Atrophic glossitis)

    As people begin to reach their senior years, sometimes they notice that their tongue begins to burn when eating sharp tasting foods. A look in the mirror reveals a beefy red tongue lacking the filiform papillae which, in health, give the top (dorsal) surface of the tongue a normal, light pink, velvet appearance. The loss of the filiform papillae is known as atrophic glossitis, and it may be caused by several different factors.

    The first factor is nutrition. Atrophic glossitis is most often caused by a lack of B vitamins in the diet. The addition of daily doses of folic acid, niacin, vitamin B12, pyroxidine, riboflavin, and even Iron, all in the form of a simple daily multiple vitamin tablet may help to restore the tongue and relieve the burning on eating.

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    Re: Do taste buds grow back???

    I have a place where a tooth rubs and rubs the taste buds off. I ALSO have had a viral infection in my mouth where ALL of my taste buds peeled off and it was NASTY.


    However, YES! They will grow back. But its amazing how sore your tounge is while they are gone.

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    Re: Do taste buds grow back???

    couldnt help ya as my poor tongue has a slice visible down the middle from licking a sharp knife as a stupid kid.......not funny!

    Hey i was trying to get the stuff of it so i licked it(no jokes please)
    I finally found the one man not like all the rest!

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    Re: Do taste buds grow back???

    donnagg - it KINDA" looks like that, but the part missing the buds is not swollen (it looks swollen in the pic) and I'm not yet reaching my senoir years, only in my early 30's

    Guess I'll have to wait till I see the dentist!

    I know its not my teeth rubbing... I don't have any LOL
    Ok, I do, but when I am home all day, they sit in a cup... so I am pretty positive they aren't the reason.. I hope no one ever shows up at my door unexpected, what a site I am! LOL
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