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My Tongue feels like I burned it

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 11, 2007
  • 02:11 AM

For about 2 weks now, my tongue has had the sensation that I burned it. I don't recall burning it besides usually when you burn your tongue it goes away after a day or so. I have been fighting a sinus/ bronchial infection with antibiotics and over the counter meds- could this be causing my tongue to feel burnt?

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  • hi i have the same problem although mine has been more than a month.i am 44 and ive read all sorts of reasons it could be as im sure you have too.it drives you mad doesnt it.i also drink lager in the evening and that is now tasting bitter and horrible.im worried what can we do. jane
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    • January 23, 2007
    • 09:37 AM
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  • Weird, I have the same problem and I am 41. I have had it for at least 2-3 months. The "burned" area is the first inch or so of the tip of my tongue. Sometimes it is pinker there in a perfect semi-circle. Food and wine don't taste as good now, which is the thing that bugs me most.The doc is treating me for thrush. I hope it works. Please update us here on the forum if you guys figure out what is causing your problem.
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    • February 8, 2007
    • 04:01 PM
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  • Hi I'm 43 and I'm experiencing similar symptoms for close to a month now. Mine also feels like I burnt it but can't think of when I would have done it. My mouth has felt pasty and I my tonque looks like it has little cuts or something on it. Roof of my mouth also bothers me too sometimes. I too have have sinus problems with post nasal drip. I was also starting to think of thrush. How are you treating the thrush.Thanks!
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    • February 8, 2007
    • 04:29 PM
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  • The doc prescribed Nystatin Oral Suspension. It's a sugary tasting mouthwash that I am supposed to use 4 times/day for 5 days. I'm only on Day1. If it works, I'll post about it.I was on antibiotics back in October, and the problem started after that. Since antibiotics can trigger yeast infections, it makes sense. The perfectly symmetrical semi-circle that the irritated area makes still seems weird to me, though. It seems like thrush would be more random.T-Rex
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    • February 8, 2007
    • 05:07 PM
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  • A sore tongue can also be a sign of vitamin B2 deficiency
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 05:55 PM
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  • It could also be a virus.
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    • February 18, 2007
    • 07:33 PM
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  • I have had burnign tongue and gums for 2 years now with NO relief even after 7 kinds of doctors. A rheumetologist diagnosed part of it as Celiac and Sjogren's Syndrone. Neither have a cure or pain reliever. I've tried the mouthwashes but they are for 5 minutes less pain maybe. My teeth have shifted position due to the rubbing I do with my tongue on my teeth, both awake and asleep. But sleep is very little even with Lunesta (2mg) which probably contirbutes to the burning as it is known to cause dry mouth. Anyone have any suiggestions???
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  • Hi, I am 25 yrs old and have the same burnt sensation on my tongue as well. The only thing that scares me is that when i looked in the mirror my tongue seemed to have split deeply in the middle down the centre surronded by white. I was at the doctors last week getting my throat checked as it was very sore and she did not seem to mention it, so I assume that it must have split whilst I was on anti-biotics.I am very scared! Can anyone give me some insight to what this symptom relates to?Steve
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  • sounds like thrush or an std steve. it could also be from eating dairy too.
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  • It is some kind of virus, my wife and have the burning tongue. She is having all kinds of test done. I am waiting to see what they find. Does the virus have a name?
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  • This condition seems to be getting out of control. Can someone declare a pandemic?I have been having this problem for about 6 months now. When it started I thought that my new dental work on my back teeth had cut my tongue to cause the pain so I went to the Dentist to have them filed. Then it just kept reoccuring week after week. One week pure pain, then the next it was gone. Now I can't eat solids and it hurts to swallow. My mouth has a strong metallic taste, the roof and tongue feel burned and my tongue has sores down both sides, I can stick it out far enough to really see but they look like swollen patches covered with white bumps. I do feel swelling in my mouth and my saliva is foamy/cottony. I wake up at night choking with a dry mouth. I hear a lot of people claiming they were on antibiotics just before this happened, I too was on Zithromax for Staph, I am not sure if the Staph can cause this or it is the Yeast. I do know that it is at times unbearable and I am close to becoming a pain-killer adict. My doctor seems uninterested in treating this, I believe because he knows that it is hard to treat. I can't believe the amount of possible causes for this condition, we have to be able to narrow it down. Here is what I have been doing to try to help live with this.1. Throat lozenges2. Tylenol3. Mouth wash4. Oral rinse5. PercocetIf anyone has better ways to control this I would love to hear it. Only good thing about this is that it has helped me quit smoking and now I will lose weight because I can't eat very much.PS. this is not a vitamin deficiency as I take centrum daily and I have high iron.
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  • Sore tongue and throat and my tongue looks like it has growths at the back of it that don't go away even after it stops hurting. At night a dry sore throat and very little sleep because of the hurting. I don't take Zithromax but it seems to happen during cold and allergy season when I'm on Pseudovent. My doctor is stumped and I have to go through it every year at this time. I just use cough drops and drink plenty of fluids. Right now my tastbuds are shot too. You may want to try an allergist, I know I'm going to this time because I just can't take this anymore and my doctor isn't able to help me and I haven't been able to find anything online. I hope we both are able to find some relief.
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  • Hi, I ran across this forum via a Google search (gotta love 'em). Anyway I'm experiencing loss of taste and a very strong metallic taste in my mouth. It started about 3 days ago and at first it was a bump on the left side of my tongue that felt like I had burned it (I hadn't). Yesterday it was a little worse and I also started to notice my taste changing. Today I noticed the tip of my tongue was sore and as of this evening the right side has bumps. Also I now have a STRONG metallic taste in my mouth and almost all of my taste is gone. I'm a 39 year old male, and I consider myself to be fairly healthy. I eat well and work out 2-3 times a week. I'm not taking any medication and I haven't taken any vitamins in about a month, though I did just take a multi just in case I'm deficient in something. I rarely get sick but Tuesday night I did have a case of diarrhea but I thought that was from a bad salad from the grocery. Other than that I feel fine but this is starting to worry me. If I can't taste my coffee in the morning I'll be a pain to work with tomorrow! :D If it doesn't get better tomorrow I'm call the doctor. I'll post any updates.
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  • The swelling went down in my mouth and I could stick my tongue out enough to see inside. I could see a canker at the side/back of my mouth. I went to the doctor and he couldn't see it, although when I left, I checked again and I could see it plainly. At least he took a throat swab so I will know soon enough if it is bacterial or not. The metallic taste is still there it makes food taste aweful. My mouth will be clear by the end of the weekend, now I just need to hope it doesn't hit me again in the next 5 days. At least I lost 10 pounds in the last week. I will post the results if any of the swab.My pain also always starts at one side of my tongue and moves accross to the other side.
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  • I Am 44, And I Hve Been Having A Slight Sensation On My Tongue, Too. It Feels Like It Was Burned And Has Begun To Heal, So There Isn't Really Any Pain, Per Se, But Food (especially Salty Foods) Taste Funny, As Though The Tip And Down The Sides Of My Tongue Have Been Burned. Strange... It's Been Going On About A Month. If Any One Finds Out What It Is, Please Post Your Findings!
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  • Hello. There are many reasons for the `burning' tongue problem and most have been mentioned here. Approx 10yrs ago I began to experience a burning sensation on one side of my tongue and because I had dealth with thrush in the past due to antibiotics I thought this was the same and treated it accordingly. After several months (foolish of me to wait but it would almost feel as though it was going) I saw my GP. She talked of the `thrush' thing and gave me a different treament which I tried diligently but without success. After 12 mths of the pain, ulcers on my tonhue and cheeks she sent me to a specialist who diagnosed Lichen Planus. It can hit both men and women but I gather predominatly women. It is an auto-immune disease that they say attacks mainly women over the age of 45yrs. That was me but I have since read many reports that indicate age and gender is not a major factor.Most of the auto-immune issues arise from stress and/or prolonged ill health - so they say - but every individual has their own story.LP can only be treated by steroidal mouth-wash (which wisely or unwisely I refused to use). The condition drove me almost mad for about 5 yrs and then went almost as suddenly as it had arrived. I still have a sensitivity on the part of my tongue that was deeply affected and if I allowmyself to become over tired our if I am very stressed about something it will threaten to come back. There is no cure for it, so I work on my diet, my sleep and my liftestyle.Sadly, just over 2 yrs ago I was diagnosed with Lichen Scelrosis - and so the battle continues but giving in isn't my style so...Hope this helps someone :o)
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  • Hi - I would like to ask the last poster for more info about Lichen Planus - can you post any references and give us a common name for this? Very sorry to hear of your experience. I have had the burning mouth sensation and extreme dryness at night since last fall. Srojen test has been done, waiting for results. I have wondered about the loss of taste that others report; I fear this also.Since I have several auto-immune issues already (asthma, allergies, arthritis) hearing of another one would really take the cake...Several of the earlier posts do seem to describe look & feel of thrush (yeast) which SHOULD be simple to diagnose and cure by any GP. That fits with timing after taking antibiotics. There are web sites which offer homeopathic remedies for thrush (which even if you take the medical cure may help while you wait for it to clear...) thanks and good luck to all
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  • Hi, I am having some similar problems, but after reading up about thrush and lichen planus which have been suggested, I'm pretty sure they don't apply to me. My tongue is red with small darker patches on the tip and along the sides. Also, the sides look like they have bites taken out of them! Most recently I'm seeing a slight pink/orangish discoloration! Does anyone know what this could possibly be??
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  • I have been in the medical field and health/nutrition realm for over 20 years and I have just started having this same sensation with my tongue. I have eaten organic food and taken whole food supplements for long time and I'm also stumped about what causes this. I have a mild numb/post burned on the healing side feeling on my tongue. I have no discoloration or fissures or ulcerations. For all intense and purposes my tongue looks normal but doesn't feel normal.The only thing I can tell that I have done differently is that I just started taking iodine to see how it will affect immunity and energy. So far I cannot complain except for the tongue. I thought originally that is was a B deficiency but I take them as well, however iodine may inhibit the absorbsion of B's or other things that are affecting the tongue - unknown.Some of you do sound like thrush which acidophilus would greatly help as well as looking into candidiasis. Others of you with fissures forming sounds like classic for B deficiencies. However, I will continue to look for answers. If all of you will try one think at a time and let us know the results that would be excellent.Troy
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  • i went through this for 4 months...turned out to be scurvy!
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