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If you swallow food that is too hot, can you not only burn your mouth but your esophagus and stomach as well?

If you swallow food that is too hot, can you not only burn your mouth but your esophagus and stomach as well?

Unfortunately, yes: Thermal burns of the esophagus do occur. Most of them are minor and heal quickly. Rarely the substance can cause deeper burns requiring dilation or surgery. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can fennel seeds burn your mouth and tongue or is it the turmeric in my tea? I think it's fennel, they are natural cultural remedy for gasey stomach.

Can fennel seeds burn your mouth and tongue or is it the turmeric in my tea? I think it's fennel, they are natural cultural remedy for gasey stomach.

Foeniculum vulgare: Precautions /risks when taking fennel (foeniculum vulgare): avoid in pregnancy or small children; avoid if allergic or known celery allergy; check sugar content if diabetic. Folk uses: dyspepsia, fullness, flatulence, stimulates GI motility or antispasmodic in high doses; secretolytic action in respiratory tract. It is always best to see your doctor however rather than self medicate ; suffer. ...Read more

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What makes salt burn a blister in your mouth?

What makes salt burn a blister in your mouth?

Irritating: While a dilute salt water rinse can promote healing and comfort, concentrated salt will irritate exposed nerves in an ulcerated wound and really get your attention. ...Read more

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How long does burning mouth take to heal?

How long does burning mouth take to heal?

BMS treatment: Because no underlying cause of BMS has been identified, treatment of BMS has usually been symptomatic. The pharmacological therapy is the treatment of choice. Recently clonazepam is used in the treatment of BMS. An alternative medicine, acupuncture is also helpful. ...Read more

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My mouth burns from pineapple what should I do.

My mouth burns from pineapple what should I do.

Citrus sensitivity: You may be either sensitive to the citric acid or allergic to pineapple:I advise staying away from citrus until seen by an allergist. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of or suffered from burning mouth?

Yes: This can be very troublesome. I had herpangina and this was the worst aspect of the illness (lasted for months), and many people have it much more severely. If no cause (hormones, meds, GI reflux, xerostomia / sjogren's) is found, a good multivitamin may help. Topical anesthetics and lozenge Clonazepam are used & sometimes it resolves by itself. ...Read more

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What cause your skin around your mouth burn really bad?

What cause your skin around your mouth burn really bad?

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis (pod) is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly occurs in women and children. The clinical and histologic features of the perioral dermatitis lesions resemble those of rosacea. Patients require oral antibiotics and/or topical treatment, an evaluation of the underlying factors, and reassurance. ...Read more

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My mouth is burning from eating spicy food. What should I do?

My mouth is burning from eating spicy food. What should I do?

See your MD: Most likely a result of a medication you may be taking that affects the normal anatomy of the tongue where most taste buds are located. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a burn on the inside of the mouth?

What works in taking care of a burn on the inside of the mouth?

Keep it cool: Avoid hot stuff
rinse your mouth out with cold water every hour or two
if you have a burn that crosses the margin between the lip and surrounding skin it can be severe and require attention. Otherwise the typical pizza burn will heal in a week or two. ...Read more

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Intense burning in mouth. No sores. Inflamed tounge. What is this?

Intense burning in mouth. No sores. Inflamed tounge. What is this?

A number of things: Many things cause burning sensation in the mouth, but the most common is a fungal infection (thrush) it often comes on after antibiotic treatment. There is a neurologic condition known as burning mouth syndrome as well that can be tricky to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Mouth burns while eating even mildly spicy and salty food. As such there is no discomfort when I'm not eating.?

Mouth burns while eating even mildly spicy and salty food. As such there is no discomfort when I'm not eating.?

Listen to your body: Some people have very sensitive tastebuds. What one person may describe as mildly spicy can be very hot for another. So avoid the foods that burn your tongue. You are comfortable when not eating these foods. However I advise you to see your doctor for a checkup. Sometimes vitamin deficiencies like lack of iron, folate, (folic acid) b vitamins or a fugal infection of tongue or mouth cancer can manifest as fire ...Read more

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What's burning mouth syndrome?

What's burning mouth syndrome?

Dry mouth: Loss of saliva, sometimes from medications, sometimes as a result of aging, can cause the painful burning mouth syndrome. There are also auto immune diseases, such a sjogrens syndrome that is genetic that has the same result. You can saliva substitutes, such at over the counter biotene which will help. ...Read more

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What is burning mouth syndrome?

What is burning mouth syndrome?

Many causes: Burning mouth can be caused by a number of things. I usually evaluate for vitamin deficiencies like B12 and folate (folic acid). I have seen it with patients who are hypothyroid as well. Sjogren's disease can cause it as well as acid reflux. ...Read more

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Burning mouth part of menopause?

Burning mouth part of menopause?

Can be: Burning mouth can be seen with hormonal changes, among other causes; sometimes, the cause remains elusive. ...Read more

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What causes burning mouth syndrome?

Complicated: We don't know for sure, thus they call it a syndrome because many different things can cause it. Poor nutrition, lack of key vitamins, stress, hormones in females... ...Read more

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How do you treat burning mouth syndrome?

How do you treat burning mouth syndrome?

BMS treatment: Because no underlying cause of BMS has been identified, treatment of BMS has usually been symptomatic. The pharmacological therapy is the treatment of choice. Recent interest has focused on the use of clonazepam in the treatment of BMS. An alternative medicine, acupuncture is also helpful. ...Read more

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How long can burning mouth syndrome last?

How long can burning mouth syndrome last?

Variable: It can be varied. See your doctor. Sometimes prescriptions can be helpful (anti-yeast in particular). Some otc treatments which may help include pro-biotics, live culture yogurt, and capsacin. Avoid spicy, sour, crunchy, and salty foods. Good luck, this can be a difficulty problem. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose burning mouth syndrome?

Burning mouth: The symptoms are the diagnosis, a burning pain in the mouth, tongue, or palate, that recurs and causes a burning or scalded sensation. This list of potential causes is staggering, from nutritional deficiencies, problems with the teeth or tongue, dry mouth, allergies, neurological damage, dentures and gastroesophogeal reflux. Treatments are tailored to the symptoms, and causes if known. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

What are symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

Burning mouth: Syndrome neuropathic pain, a dysfunction of the sensory nerve branches that supply the tongue and oral mucosa. Burning sensation, dry mouth and bitter taste are the major symptoms. ...Read more

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What can be done for burning mouth syndrome?

What can be done for burning mouth syndrome?

Controlable: The cause is often hard to determine and the pain can be sever covering the entire mouth. You need a team (dentist, ent...) to help you control the pain. Be patient, get a good team together and it will happen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about burning mouth syndrome?

Burning mouth: Syndrome neuropathic pain, a dysfunction of the sensory nerve branches that supply the tongue and oral mucosa. Burning sensation, dry mouth and bitter taste are the major symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the tests for burning mouth syndrome?

What are the tests for burning mouth syndrome?

No test exists: Burning mouth syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. Therefore, all the tests done are to exclude other possible causes. This is a difficult disease and a real challenge to fix. Find a doctor who specialized in oral diseases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

The name says it all: It can be varied, but complaints of burning or sharp type pain in the tongue, mouth and oral cavity. Often exacerbated by physical trauma and acidic or spicy foods. Some otc treatments which may help include pro-biotics, live culture yogurt, and capsacin. Avoid spicy, sour, crunchy, and salty foods. Good luck. ...Read more

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Describe the features of burning mouth syndrome.?

Burning Mouth: Burning mouth syndrome can be a complex disorder, and may be caused by many factors -- start with a visit to your primary care doctor, and be prepared to see an ENT doctor or neurologist in follow up. Sometimes, the symptoms disappear on their own, but a good workup for reversible causes should be undertaken. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about burning mouth syndrome?

Burning mouth: Syndrome neuropathic pain, a dysfunction of the sensory nerve branches that supply the tongue and oral mucosa. Burning sensation, dry mouth and bitter taste are the major symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have burning mouth syndrome?

How do you know if you have burning mouth syndrome?

Rule out all else: Burning mouth syndrome is a "diagnosis of exclusion" which means that many things that cause similar symptoms must be rule out. This requires seeing a doctor who specializes in oral disease (often a specialized dentist or specialized dermatologist). Have it checked out. ...Read more