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Enlarged circumvallate papillae, causes for dry mouth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam Dr.
User :   hi whats your name?
Doctor :   POst your query
User :   do u know anything on tongue and throat?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Yes i may try to help you
Doctor :   with in my limitations
User :   what do u know about circumvallate papillae?
Doctor :   it is normal taste buds'
Doctor :   on the tongue
User :   but should they been enlarged?
Doctor :   The circumvallate papillae (or vallate papillae) are of large size (dome-shaped structures), and vary from eight to twelve on your tongue.
Doctor :   yes they are slightly bigger
User :   mine r enlarged and it bothers me when i swollen like i have a hair ball
Doctor :   than all other
Doctor :   but infection can make them tender
User :   what kind of infections make them tender?
Doctor :   they can get infected due to minor cuts that
Doctor :   occur when we take hot foods
Doctor :   or due to allergy
Doctor :   to tooth pastes mouth rinsers
Doctor :   and even to food
User :   i been like this for 3 months
Doctor :   and alcohol smoking etc
User :   what should i do?
User :   i dont drink or smoke
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any reason for that?
Doctor :   i mean after staring anew tooth paste etc?
User :   reasons for what?
User :   i heard to take probotic?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   probiotics help in mouth ulcer
User :   that what other online dr said
Doctor :   and you can take some b complex vitamins
User :   and he said to take b12
Doctor :   and if you bowel discomfort
Doctor :   you may go for probiotics
Doctor :   to replenish
Doctor :   your intestinal flora
Doctor :   Generally, these structures are flat and innocuous, however occasionally, a patient presents with enlarged papillae. They are considered normal.
Doctor :   Are you using mouth wash?
User :   im been using a tooth paste for dry month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it flavoured
User :   so if its enlarged it rubs on the throat right thats why i have like something is there?
User :   its a low foam mint
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   most of the problems in the mouth are due to bowel discomfort like constipation
Doctor :   etc
Doctor :   so eat a healthy diet
Doctor :   rich in vegetables and good fibre
Doctor :   brush your teeth twice dauily
Doctor :   have saline mouth wash twice daily
Doctor :   take some b complex and probiotics for 2 weeks
Doctor :   and get an blood test fro anemia
Doctor :   That will do
User :   what is anemia?
Doctor :   anemia is loss of hemoglobin in blood
Doctor :   or decrease blood
User :   is that blood
User :   i had a cbc test and it came normal?
User :   is that bad?
Doctor :   ok thats good
Doctor :   so dont worry at all
Doctor :   you have no anemia
Doctor :   take a balanced diet
User :   i will take all your steps
Doctor :   and some relaxation exercises like meditation or yoga
Doctor :   you will be fine in a week
User :   another problem is i cant sleep at night?
Doctor :   Dont worry
User :   we have a 7 month old
User :   after she wakes up and night i have a hard time going to sleep
Doctor :   do relaxation exercises first
User :   mostly after 3am i cant fall asleep
Doctor :   that is not a sleep problem at all
Doctor :   since it because of the baby cry etc
Doctor :   so do take sleep in the morning for some time
Doctor :   that will solve
Doctor :   that
User :   well my mind starts to think of other things
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   this happens for all mothers
Doctor :   so dont worry at all
Doctor :   do regular exercises too
User :   how can i relax my mind to go to sleep as baby is taking her sleep?
Doctor :   it will give good sleep
User :   i will go for a walk in the afternooon
Doctor :   yes
User :   well at mid evening
Doctor :   just some simple exercises tahts all
Doctor :   medicines can be addictive
User :   i know tell me about it
User :   whats cause dry month
User :   mouth
Doctor :   anti allergic medicines,or infection in mouth glands
Doctor :   There are several causes of dry mouth, also called xerostomia. These include: Doctor :   Side effect of certain medications. Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription and nonprescription drugs, including drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies, and colds (antihistamines and decongestants), obesity, acne, epilepsy, hypertension (diuretics), diarrhea, nausea, psychotic disorders, urinary incontinence, asthma (certain bronchodilators), and Parkinson's disease. Dry mouth can also a side effect of muscle relaxants and sedatives.
Doctor :   Side effect of certain diseases and infections. Dry mouth can be a side effect of medical conditions, including Sjögren's syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and mump
Doctor :   Side effect of certain medical treatments. Damage to the salivary glands, the glands that produce saliva, for example, from radiation to the head and neck and chemotherapy treatments for cancer, can reduce the amount of saliva produced
Doctor :   Nerve damage. Dry mouth can be a result of nerve damage to the head and neck area from an injury or surgery.
Doctor :   Conditions that lead to dehydration, such as fever, excessive sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, blood loss, and burns can cause dry mouth.
Doctor :   Smoking or chewing tobacco can affect saliva production and aggravate dry mouth. Continuously breathing with your mouth open can also contribute to the problem.
Doctor :   Hope you got it
User :   k
Doctor :   tension and stress too can
Doctor :   so be relaxed first
User :   i been stressed
Doctor :   get an help from some counselor
User :   they put me on xanax
Doctor :   about relaxation techniques
Doctor :   take it for a few days only
User :   k
Doctor :   it is alpraolam and it can be addictiv
Doctor :   addictive
Doctor :   so try non drug methods
Doctor :   it is not good for breast feeding also
Doctor :   Hope you have understood what i have said?
User :   k ty for your help
Doctor :   Thanks for consultation..
Doctor :   Bye for now..........
User :   have a great day bye
Doctor :   Take care...........
Doctor :   Bye...............
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