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Prescribed periostat after gum surgery, lost sense of taste and have white coating on tongue. Relief with Metformin

hello, after having gumm surgery, iwas prescribed periostat. had taken it in the past for the same reason. But this

time I lost sense of taste, and developed a white ccoating on my toung and trying to eat food was almost made me

sick. My periodontist treated me with a number of different things, nothing worked. afterr about a year of this, after

losing 30 pounds and feeling miserable I went to see my M.D. who did a blood test and found my blood sugar high.

After being prescribed Metformin almost all symptoms have dissapered. apppetite is still not what it was, and i

can"t gain any weight. My concern is my oral thrush has spread internally. Any thoughts? THANK YOU







Mon, 13 Jan 2014
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Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

I would suggest you to get an complete oral and physical examination done.
As you have mentioned the symptoms have subsided, so i dont feel there could be any chance of spread of infection.
You just maintain a good oral hygiene, take antiseptic mouthwash rinses twice daily.

Take care!
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Prescribed periostat after gum surgery, lost sense of taste and have white coating on tongue. Relief with Metformin

Hi, Thanks for asking the query, I would suggest you to get an complete oral and physical examination done. As you have mentioned the symptoms have subsided, so i dont feel there could be any chance of spread of infection. You just maintain a good oral hygiene, take antiseptic mouthwash rinses twice daily. Take care!