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Orange tongue, swallowing difficulty, constant thirst, metallic taste in mouth, numb arms, constantly smell laundry detergent. Cause?

Okay, brace yourselves. My sister s tongue is turning orange, trouble swallowing , constantly thirsty. Metal taste in mouth, numbness in arms and fingers, hot flashes, dry heaves, constantly smells laundry detergent, bleach, and had nosebleeds. She is 31 with two children, and lives in the Jacksonville NC area, which is notorious for poor water quality. The arm pain started after an antibiotic cycle due to an unknown bug bite a few months ago. She also got bit by a fire ant a month ago with slow healing , if that has any bearing. Thank you in advance for any help. -Joey S.
Asked On : Wed, 3 Oct 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.

The symptoms can be due to water impurity causing inflammation as well as swelling on tongue.

Apply anesthetic gel on the affected area.

Gargle frequently with lukewarm saline.

Nutritious diet including vegetables and fruits has to be administered.

Use chlorinated water for drinking purpose.

Iron supplements has to be administered.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 23 Sep 2013
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