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My mom 57 years old, has experienced burn sensation but only in her lips. Feels like eating something spicy she said. What is the diagnosa?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Reflux
It is possible that is she is experiencing reflux symptoms.
See doctor for evaluation. This can be accompanied by laryngitis. A upper GI exam may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Reflux
It is possible that is she is experiencing reflux symptoms.
See doctor for evaluation. This can be accompanied by laryngitis. A upper GI exam may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Agree; it may also be contact irritation from an oil/spice in what she ate; anything with certain types of peppers(jalapeno for example) comes to mind...of course this might also flare any GI reflux.
Dr. Joseph Hermann
Although reflux is a possibility, it is highly unlikely to be the cause if this is her only symptom. If her symptoms are long-standing, then she is describing "burning mouth syndrome", something that can be difficult to treat. Is she taking amlodipine (Norvasc)? This blood pressure medication was recently found to be one of the many causes of this syndrome; I suspect other drugs cause it also.
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly BMS
Although reflux is certainly possible there is an entity called the burning mouth syndrome that is also possible.
Burning mouth syndrome (bms) is a painful, frustrating condition often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Although bms can affect anyone, it occurs most commonly in middle-aged or older women. Treatment includes drugs and local care.

In brief: Possibly BMS
Although reflux is certainly possible there is an entity called the burning mouth syndrome that is also possible.
Burning mouth syndrome (bms) is a painful, frustrating condition often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Although bms can affect anyone, it occurs most commonly in middle-aged or older women. Treatment includes drugs and local care.
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Burning mouth
If she doesn't have a rash, it could be burning mouth syndrome.
Many different causes with different treatments [dry mouth, nutrition problems like low vitamin b, mucosa/moist tissue problems, yeast, menopause, dry mouth, medications like ace inhibitors]. Talk with a doctor to sort out which cause and which medication might help her.

In brief: Burning mouth
If she doesn't have a rash, it could be burning mouth syndrome.
Many different causes with different treatments [dry mouth, nutrition problems like low vitamin b, mucosa/moist tissue problems, yeast, menopause, dry mouth, medications like ace inhibitors]. Talk with a doctor to sort out which cause and which medication might help her.
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Francine Yep
You're welcome. I hope your mom finds some relief.
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