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Soreness on tongue baecause of black patches - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello doctor. Kindly let me know what makes my tongue develop black patches. I feel sore whenever I eat anything even though it is not hot(no chillies)
Doctor :   Since when are you having this?
User :   thanks, I dont know but realised it only a couple of weeks back
Doctor :   ok
User :   I had had checked my sugar level. It was normal a month ago, although previously it was reading 280
Doctor :   Any mediines that youy took recently
User :   yes, gluformin 500mg, advised by doc at St. Johns Medical three months back when the sugar level was normal
User :   I take only one tablet a day now
Doctor :   Since when are you a diabetic
User :   almost a year now
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: Gender: Occupation: Location
User :   42 year, male - Arabic teacher
Doctor :   ok
User :   shivaji nagar
Doctor :   Any other medical illness trhat you have
User :   none
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Any bleeding gums or bad odour
Doctor :   that you have
User :   a few weeks back I had developed bleeding gums, but not very severe.
User :   now it is okay, no odour no bleeding
User :   but my tongue is bothering me,
User :   I had lost almost 10kgs, but in the last two months I have regained about 8kgs, after the medication, and am feeling better
Doctor :   Ok how is your hydration do you take lots of water
User :   normal perhaps two liters per day
Doctor :   Black tongue is seen in most Diabetics..
User :   Normal urination. Not as frequent and plentiful as I use to have 8 months back
Doctor :   Ok thats good..
User :   Advice me as to what i should do to get rid of the soreness in tongue and its black colour - please
Doctor :   Have you shown it to your Physician any samples that were taken..
User :   not, not yet
Doctor :   Your diabetes should be checked
User :   okay, i will get it done soon, what next
Doctor :   the sugar levels, and take in a lot of water may be about 4-5 lts a\during the working hours of the day..
Doctor :   the common treatment for black hairy tongue is simply to brush your tongue whenever you brush your teeth รข?? at least twice a day.
User :   okay
Doctor :   severe cases, your dentist may recommend using a tongue scraper twice a day
User :   but my tongue is just black, not hairy?????
Doctor :   Please fill this by when i could get yo a few more details
User :   how about the soreness when i eat any thing
Doctor :   Clorhexidine mouth wash solution that kills the bacteria.
User :   okay
Doctor :   so it needs to be used twice daily
Doctor :   Pls fill this and tell me when done
User :   The feedback has been filled
Doctor :   Call your dentist if you notice any change of color in your tongue that is not caused by food (such as hard candy) and that lasts more than a few days. You also should call your dentist if you notice any changes in the texture of your tongue.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   sure I shall do it
User :   Thanks a lot. Shall get back later
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