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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 20, 2007
  • 10:47 AM

A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with herpes simplex having a blistered area of skin near the base of my spine. No treatment was given and the blistered area has cleared up. I do get cold sores.
Two weeks ago i went to the dentist and had a cleaning and x ray. The next day my tongue became swollen and white spots appeared and I was unable to eat for two days because of the soreness. I called the doctor after the swelling went down as I could not taste anything and my tongue was furry and felt like sandpaper and was prescribed a mouthwash but now after two weeks I still have no taste and the horrible feeling in my mouth continues. I am going to visit the dentist to see if there is a connection. Is a blood test a good idea?

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  • It sounds like a fungal infection rather than herpes. In which case, an antifungicidal mouthwash is the right thing to use. It is hard to distinguish between taste and smell, so it might be sinus problems causing your apparent loss of taste. It all depends on what you mean by not being able to taste things. I am doubtful that there are any blood tests that would be much use.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 03:59 PM
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  • Could be light case of the shingles which is hard to detect. The fur on the tongue sounds fungal, go to your GP. Maybe he can help.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 04:31 PM
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  • Can you please let me know if you have had you rsense of taste back? I have been v ill and still have not taste after 10 months? Thanks
    dflower 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sounds like you have thrush, which is an imbalance of yeast (I think). One or two doses of Diflucan will clear it up. I had it after my appendectomy due to the antibiotics.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
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