I’ve been getting swollen taste buds more frequently lately and I can’t figure out why. They are very painful, and it feels like there’s a large nodule on my tongue whenever I get one, even though the size of the inflamed bud is not much larger than its neighbors in reality.
What causes this? I’ve read spicy foods, but I haven’t eaten any spicy foods lately.
Whenever I get one of these it drives me so crazy I am compelled to pinch off the offending bud.
Is there any other sort of remedy? I’m not quite sure that pulling off the tip of the taste bud is such a good idea.