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Chronic burning mouth syndrome, burning palate, dry mouth, stringy saliva, want to use Magic mouth wash. Suggestion?

I have suffered from burning mouth syndrome for 8 years. Symtoms include burning in roof of mouth, dry mouth, and stringy saliva . I ve seen numerous ENTs, periodontists, and other physicians. Just wanted to know your take on this. I see my family physician this week, and wanted to ask about a prescription for Magic Mouthwash . This is an ongoing problem....has never subsided.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
the condition which you are suffering from is called burning mouth syndrome,
you have not mentioned about any underlying medical condition. for e.g diabetes.
i assume that you are not wearing any dentures, i would suggest you visit a dentist soon,as he may be able to diagnose the cause and start with the appropriate treatment.
but as i cannot rule out of the cause without checking clinically ,therefore i would recommend a few measure which will provide a symptomatic relief;
1. avoid spicy food
2. do not us mouthwash which contain alcohol,
3. do not smoke or consume alcohol as this may aggravate dryness of mouth,
4. sip water at frequent intervals,
5. chew sugarless chewing gums,
6. in case you are using denture then clean them thoroughly,
7. also, suck on ice cubes,if possible.
i wish you good health.
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Kamal Hasan's  Response
hi.from ur symptoms it is evident that u r suffering from burning mouth syndrome.most of the time burning mouth syndrome is related to hormonal changes and seen in women after the postmenopausal phase.it can also be seen in patients who has undergone radiotherapy.the main problem in burning mouth syndrome is lack of saliva in the oral cavity. Try to keep ur mouth always moist, use regular mouthwash amd multivitamins.try to stimulate the salivary flow by using lemon or pickels.wish u good health
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi angelamelia,
as you said you are suffering from burning mouth syndrome since 8 years,it is a very long time but you did not tell that do you have denture or taking any medicine? i will suggest you please go to a specialist oral surgeon and go for the complete examination done.give a proper detail and take a proper treatment.and take liquid as much as you can.take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
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