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Paterson, NJ
A 36-year-old female asked:

I've had this burning sensation on my tongue for 4 days. i had this 2 months ago it went away now came back. what can cause this pain.?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prabhat Sinha
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Glossitis: Burning sensation usually related to vitamin b complex deficiency. It could be related to acid reflux.
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Many causes: Burning in the tongue can be cause by yeast infection, dryness of the mouth, deficiencies of the b-vitamins, nerve injury, diabetes, low thyroid hormone, too much mouthwash use, using a blood pressure medication which we refer to as an ace inhibitor. It can also be caused by a psychological factory like anxiety or depression.
Last updated Jun 17, 2016


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