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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can burning mouth syndrome be treated?

I am suffering from burning mouth syndrome for 15 months. I have so many over the counter, RX medications suggested, home remedies; all did not solve the problem. Seen ENTS, Neurologist with MRI's taken, etc. I am miserable and it has taken over my life; I have a spinal cord injury and am constant pain, but this has overcome all aspects of my life and no one knows what to do? Can you offer any help.
Sat, 28 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your complain Burning tongue/mouth syndrome is a condition in which there is burning sensation inside mouth and can also be associated with a scalded feeling and can also experience numbing sensation..
It can occur due to a number of causes like nutritional deficiency of iron and vitamin B12, dry mouth or xerostomia, stress, acid reflux, side effects of medicines etc..
I would suggest you to consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated and a thorough clinical examination and investigations like blood tests can be advised..
Treatment of underlying cause will resolve the symptoms..
As of now to get relieved you can start gargling with a numbing mouthwash containing Lignocaine..
Take anti inflammatory painkiller like Ibuprofen..
Avoid spicy foods and take a soft bland diet..
Suck ice pops..

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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