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My Mouth Feels Like I Burned It
I have red spots on my tongue and roof of my mouth feels like I maybe burned it but a, so had a small cold on and off for a couple of weeks?
See Oral surgeon: Any lesion or suggestion of lesion should be evaluated. See an oral surgeon to make sure no problems. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
My son (3) May have gotten a trace of boric acid in his mouth. Burning off and on. What should we do?
Dilute the problem: Rinse and spit, rinse and spit.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Unfortunately, there is no definitive cause or treatment for burning mouth.
See your dentist for a complete history and dental examination to rule out any dental causes or oral infections.
See you medical doctor or an ENT specialist to check for nose, throat, or systemic disease.
Other possibilities are diet, allergies, smoking, alcohol. ...Read more
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