My throat and epiglottis aren't swollen or red, but I have noticed that some of the larger taste buds on the back of my tongue
are quite swollen. The patch on my tongue
and 'puffy', soft to the touch, there's no knots or bumps in it. It does not sting or burn if I drink hot liquids, nor does it hurt if I eat spicy foods. As I said before, it doesn't scrape off, and it doesn't bleed if I scrape at it.
I have not recently been on any antibiotics, nor have I used an asthma inhaler.