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Lips, tongue burnt with hot water, not able to sense, prescribed cleonora gel. Will it help? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:i am XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my lips and tongue are burnt
User:because of hot water
User:actually from the water dispenser instead of cold i took the hot water
User:i have shown it to local doctor
User:he has prescribed me cleonora gel
User:& pholgam tablet
User:but i am not able to sense anything from my tongue
User:& also i am on liquid diet from last two days
User:so should i continue the medicines as prescribed by the doctor
User:or i need something extra
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:It looks like the hot water has injured some of the local nerves in the tongue.
Doctor:The injured nerve usually may take a few weeks to recover.
Doctor:you can try some vitamin B12 supplements like Cap Unicobal once a day for a week
User:so my taste buds will recover with time?
Doctor:in addition to the above medications.
Doctor:If the symptoms persist despite treatment for 3-5 days or if they get you need to review back with your doctor for re evaluation.
Doctor:Most often minor burn injuries like the one you have recover completely.
Doctor:So do not worry.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:ye one more
User:in the morning after the bath some blood was coming from the lips from burnt part
User:so do i need to do some thing on this
Doctor:Lips and oral mucosa is a vascular structure lined by plenty of blood vessels.
User:& what precautions should i take?
Doctor:small bleeding is usually a sinister problem.
Doctor:It does not mean anything serious.
Doctor:Please do not manipulate the affected region with bare fingers or any other substance.
Doctor:watch out for any swelling or soreness.
User:swelling is there
Doctor:If such symptoms occur, it needs to be examined for local inflammation / infection.
Doctor:How big is this swelling/
Doctor:Is the size increasing every day?
User:not much but there is a pout kind of a thing now
Doctor:You can continue the medications given along with vitamin B12 supplements.
Doctor:Watch over the affected region for a few more days (preferably next 2-5 days)
User:i am having smoking habits
Doctor:If the symptoms worsen, you need to review back.
User:i have stopped smoking from the day of accident
Doctor:Smoking can affect health in general. It can contribute to local injury and inflammation.
Doctor:It is good that you have stopped it.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:any other precautions should i take
Doctor:Avoid physical contact with the affected region.
Doctor:Avoid biting and take the medications regularly.
Doctor:Restricting spicy diet may be useful to some extent.
Doctor:You should be fine in a weeks time
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