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Numbness in the mouth, texture of being burned by hot food. Taking prilosec medication. Treatment?

The inside of my mouth has been feeling numb and has the texture of being burned by really hot food, but I don t have any pain. It has been like this for about 6 weeks. This is the first time I have ever had this condition. What could this be? I am a white Male, 72 years old... The only drug I take is Prilosec OTC 20mg in the morning before breakfast.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Dear Aporter
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon. On the basis of information provided it appears you have one of the following condition
Apthous stomatitis - aggravates in stress, associated with painful ulcers in oral cavity
Vitamin B deficiency - Patient presents with soreness of tongue and usually have gastrointestinal upset in association. Have have recent history of antibiotic usage
Oral thrush - fungal infection of oral cavity, more common in diabetes

I would advise you for a ENT consultation
I hope this answers your query
with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. You are using omeprazole so long it is
comfertable. Now probably it is not suiting due to age factor or continuous usage
or kidney or liver functions it is showing effect on salivasy glands and causing dry
mouth and associated symptoms.
I advise you to reduce the dose or stop the drug under the guidence of your
doctor. I also recomend somd dietrecomendations as avoid taking spices chillies
junk foos and oily foods Wishing for a quick recovery and thanks for calling.
Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Based on the information provided by you the symptoms which are present can be due to nutritional deficiencies, stress, GIT disturbances or due to the use of medications used by you.

I would suggest you to consult your concerned Physician and get the antibiotics changed.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy foodstuffs, drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
Stop the habit of smoking if present.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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