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A 28-year-old male asked:

My wife's mouth smells bad, tongue remains white, pain and swelling in stomach after having food, corners of mouth remain white, she feels good if eats nothing, hot tea results not in mouth burning rather stomach burning, please prescribe medicine?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
First she needs an accurate diagnosis. I recommend she consult a gastroenterologist for workup. Cheilosis, (the corners of her mouths diagnosis) is often caused by iron&B vitamins deficiencies. Have her remove tongue coating by gently scraping with a toothbrush. In the meantime,have her take a liquid antacid 1/2 hour after meals&at bedtime until seen by gastro.. Your pharmacist can recommend one.

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Last updated Mar 11, 2021

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