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Suggest treatment for loss of taste and burning sensation in the tongue

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Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2021
Question: I have lost my taste buds and my tongue burns. I can't taste salty at all and have kind of a bitter taste in my mouth. can you help
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably burning mouth syndrome, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Your symptoms seem to be related to burning mouth syndrome. This syndrome is commonly characterized by loss of taste.
There are many medical conditions that can cause this syndrome.
To confirm the diagnosis I suggest the following examinations:
-a complete blood count
-an oral culture
-a visit to an ENT doctor for a physical examination

Meanwhile, some suggestions to reduce the burn feeling are:
-use prescribed lidocaine oral rinses for local relief
-drink liquids
-take painkillers for the pain such as ibuprofen 400 mg 3 times a day
-avoid any food that can trigger the symptoms such as spicy foods,caffeine and alcohol

Hope my answer was helpful.If you have any other question Ill be glad to help.
Regards,     
Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician

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Suggest treatment for loss of taste and burning sensation in the tongue

Brief Answer: Probably burning mouth syndrome, follow the advice below. Detailed Answer: Hello, Your symptoms seem to be related to burning mouth syndrome. This syndrome is commonly characterized by loss of taste. There are many medical conditions that can cause this syndrome. To confirm the diagnosis I suggest the following examinations: -a complete blood count -an oral culture -a visit to an ENT doctor for a physical examination Meanwhile, some suggestions to reduce the burn feeling are: -use prescribed lidocaine oral rinses for local relief -drink liquids -take painkillers for the pain such as ibuprofen 400 mg 3 times a day -avoid any food that can trigger the symptoms such as spicy foods,caffeine and alcohol Hope my answer was helpful.If you have any other question Ill be glad to help. Regards, Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi General &Family Physician