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what to do if i have burning mouth syndrome (burning tongue) is this a symptom of renal failure?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Renal function: Renal function can be assessed with simple lab tests. Talk to your PCP.
Answered on Aug 4, 2018
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No: Burning mouth and burning tongue syndrome is a neuropathic pain, a dysfunction of the sensory nerve branches that supply the tongue and oral mucosa. Burning sensation, dry mouth and bitter taste are the major symptoms.
Answered on Apr 1, 2018

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