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Loss of taste post taking a tablet that stuck on the tongue for seconds, in a state of cotton mouth. How can I get rid of this?

I was on prednisone for 9 days. I have been off for 3 days now. On the 3rd day of treatment, a pill stayed on my tongue for several seconds before I swolled it. Since then, I have had no taste sensation. I am in a constant state of cotton mouth now. It has affected my tongue and the roof of my mouth. Will this go away? Is there anything I can do?
Asked On : Mon, 21 May 2012
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hello, the lesion on your tongue and palate are chemical burn/irritation caused by tablet coating.. these lesions take time in resolving especially when they occur on tongue.. but they will resolve on its without any medical help.. as the new epithelium/covering on tongue is formed.. if possible avoid spicy foods and have good balanced diet.. take antioxidents- like lycopene and vit-b , vit-c tablets as they help in re-epithelization of mucosa.. 10-15days can be taken for resolution of problem .. if they persist for more then that consult oral medicine and diagnosis specialist.. they will help you out..
use antiseptic mouthwashes to prevent infection on denuded surface.. maintain proper oral hygiene..
take care..
Answered: Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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