A 41-year-old member asked:
The thought of getting burning mouth syndrome scares me. What are risk factors for it?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Machtinger answered
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Women over 50: Risk factors include being a woman, especially women ages 50-80. Having very acute taste, food allergies, many dental procedures, traumatic life events & stress. Read more about this rare condition at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/burning-mouth-syndrome/ds00462. Hypochondria is the fear of becoming ill. Consider discussing this fear with a health care professional.
Answered on Oct 27, 2014
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