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A 49-year-old male asked:

my tongue is very sensitive almost like it has been burnt, although no visible sores, but feels numb with on the tip slightly red. thank you?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Burning tongue syn: You may be suffering from burning tongue syndrome. What that means is that the tongue will sometimes feel burnt and be sensitive with no visible lesions. When I see this type on complaint in the office, I tell the patients to take a stress B complex vitamin daily. This will usually resolve. There is a good article in the American journal of family medicine on this. It is available on the net.

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