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sore tounge

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 3, 2007
  • 09:27 PM

I am a 53 year old lady. I have pulmonary fibrosis . I have been suffering from a raw tounge for over a year. I started this before the steroids. My mouth is dry most of the time also. Now it is going to the outside corner of my mouth. I am so depressed from this. Can you please help me?

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  • I had the same problem and it was diagnosed as thrush. They gave me a liquid medicine to swish with but after two prescriptions it never completely cleared up. What I ended up doing was switching my milk to an acdiophylis milk and that finally cleared it up. Mine was even on the inside of my cheeks.
    sorensenrobin 2 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 10:35 PM
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  • As a dental hygienist I would recommend purchasing a saliva subsitute...Reason the tongue is raw and red is due to dryness and bacteria not being washed away by saliva...If dryness persists then thrush can occur(bacteria infection) Saliva subsitute is available at any pharmacy over the counter for your dry mouth...Dry mouth is associated with mouth breathing and medication uses...As for the soreness at corners of mouth can be related to vit b12 deficiency..be sure to take a muti vit ...If very very raw in corners of mouth can be related to canida albicans also known as thrush caused from bacteria...See your Dentist and they can prescribe cream.
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  • I am sorry that i cant reply to your post of the helping nature but i just wanted to say thank you for the post of the artificial saliva i needed that, never knew they had that on the market....thank you !!!!
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