Swollen taste buds

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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help. Back in July i developed a swelling sensation at the back of my nostrils, i wasnt feeling unwell, just uncomfortable, after about 3 weeks of this sensation i went to my GP, who suspected a slight sinus infection. he recommended nasal sprays but told me to hold of on the antibiotic unless i really needed it. the sprays helped, however, 2 weeks last i developed a really sore throat, but not a typical sore throat, i had trouble swolling, and in the morning in particular is was difficult to swallow, so i decided to take the weeks course of antibiotics. this helped but on day 8, i developed a swelling at the very back side of my tongue, which felt like something was constantly stuck there. it was very difficult to see but after poking and prodding i seen it, and freaked out, straight back to the GP, who instilled no confidence in me at all, and gave me a letter to go see an ENT, and told me i may have to have a biopsy on it.... TOTALLY FREAKED OUT. i went straight in to the ENT the next morning, got a camera down my throat, she was a great doctor and told me my throat and esophagus looked very healthy. she looked at the lump i was referring too and called it a 'swollen papillae' (taste bud). she told me i had nothing to worry about and to keep my fingers out of my mouth or i'll just irritate it.... you can imagine my relief... however, cut to 3 weeks later, the swelling has gone down slightly however it just hasnt gone away, i have a constant gritty feeling at the back of my throat and sometime feel an achy sensation up my neck in the direction of the swollen taste bud.... i have been constantly rinsing with warm salt water and used cordysil for a month, but nothings happening... anybody any ideas what could have caused this or why it's reluctant to go away???? 

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    I have same bumps at extreme back of my tongue and sore throat for year now I can't able to figure out what's really happening with my body

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      Hi Ravi, thanks for getting in touch. It's a weird one alright. However, I have changed my doctor since and he's currently testing me for something to do with my gut, and thinks maybe acid reflux might be responsible for the swelling. I'll keep u posted...

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      Have you been rinsing your mouth with warm salt water or antiseptic mouth wash? I assume you've been to see your doctor? I hope you get sorted soon and find some resolution. I think the worry is worse than anything else...

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