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why do my gums feel like they are burning

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: There are many causes for this. Please have her see a dentist who can diagnose the problem and suggest solutions. We would need a complete medical a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Extraction ?: Did you have a tooth extracted? Your post did not specify. If you had a tooth extracted and you do not feel that it is healing properly, call your sur ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Get an abdominal ultrasound and blood testing to rule out gallbladder and stomach disease. A physical exam is mandatory.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
See a dentist: Besides an infection you could have an allergic reaction or vitamin deficiency. See your dentist to find the answer. Your body is telling you somethin ... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
They may be dry: If you are a new to breastfeeding your nipples may become raw and irritated until they "toughen up" during the process. Lanolin or your own milk can h ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Nerve problem: Caused by virus, sugar or problem in the spine. See your doctor for an exam.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Burning feet: Neuropathy ( damage to nerve ending) can cause burning sensation of feet , damage to the peroneal nerve can cause foot drop or sensation of heavyness ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Hormones: Breast pain on both sides, which may feel like burning, is usually due to high hormone levels. This often happens before periods and may be exacerbat ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Need clarification: Your lips hurt because it is dry or because you have an ulcer.If it is dry, use moisturizer.If it is an ulcer then you need to see a doctor
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Redness?: Could be skin rash , inflammed cartilage or part of flushing on face. Inflammation of cartilage on both ears can be associated with inflammation. Redn ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lots of: Possible reasons: carpal tunnel syndrome diabetic neuropathy cubital tunnel syndrome.... You need to see a neurologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
51 years experience Podiatry
Wear low heels.: Sounds like you may have plantar fasciitis and possibly a tight gastrocnemius muscle/tendon. Avoid going barefoot, wearing flip flops , or any flat ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Possibilities: Neuropathy, athletes foot. Are there any other symptoms: skin affected, worse in shoes or while in bed. If persistent, see podiatrist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Neuropathy: This is a form of neuropathy. You should visit a doctor for further work up.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See derm: See dermatologist to get the right diagnosis and treatment.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Neuropathy.: It sounds as though you are exhibiting the beginning signs of a neuropathy. You will need to have a thorough evaluation to isolate the cause. Start wi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Many reasons: Teeth can shift when when they do not have a good foundation to hold them, i.e. Good bone. They can also shift if there is a missing tooth and it lo ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Common Denominator: It situations like this you must look at the common denominator in the relationships with friends. You are the common denominator. If all your frien ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Dryness: As long as the vision is fine and the eyes are minimally red with no discharge, then the most common cause for the feeling of 'burning' is dryness. G ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Peripheral neuritis: Low vitamin B12, Toxic effect from chemicals, side effect from meds can do it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mastalgia: Breast pain or mastalgia can vary significantly depending on the cause. It may be intermittent or consistent, mild or severe ; feel tender, tight, sha ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: We can't diagnose these types of things over the internet, sight unseen. Please see your own dentist for an accurate diagnosis. They may or may not b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Get tested for CTS: Common complaint in patients who may have nerve compression. See a neurologist to get an emg/nct test done as you may have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Hot or normal ? : Could be a sign of anxiety and sometimes. Medication that can dilate. Blood vessel , if it is bothering u see your PCP.
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