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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.?

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Dr. Prabhat Sinha
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Glossitis: Burning sensation usually related to vitamin b complex deficiency. It could be related to acid reflux.
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 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.

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Last updated Jun 17, 2016

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