Sore/burning tongue

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Got a large lesion on tongue look likes geographic tongue just looked it up! I suffer with psoriasis its linked.been in pain for neally 4 days also sore down below . Doctor is treating it as thrush.Cant eat really hurts!! Anyone help ammi right cos doctors know nothing??
cc 1 May 14
I have HVS2 ( genital)for years and have never had
Any burning tongue or tongue ulcers, I started 2 months
Ago w these ulcers and burning tongue, lips and mouth , I was
Also diagnosed w high blood pressure and told I was pre-
Menoplausal, my doctor said she can find nothing wrong, put me
On prednisone and told me it would go away, said my blood
Work showed a slight b-12 discrease so she put me on multi vitiamn, I increased b12 my
Myself helped w burning of lips and mouth but ulcers are still there some
Days worse then others, even w oral herpes they would run there course and go
Away eventually, so I don't think it's that, I think it's hormonal , I am
Trying to see where to go from here, thanks for the insight, best to all!
Coping63 29 March 13
I had a burning tongue FOR YEARS when a naturopath told me to take more vitamin B. Yea, right, I thought. It's GOT to be more complicated than that. Guess what - IT CURED IT!!!! No kidding. Give it a try. I also experienced tingling (like sucking on lemons) and the B also helps that. I have never had the sore tongue again.
Kelly 15 October 12
Geographic tongue is caused by the bacteria H-Pylori. Testing is a simple breath test. By the third day of treatment all symptoms of Geographic Tongue are gone, for the first time in years. Get tested!
Michael (US) 3 March 2012 18 March 12
I can't believed so many of you have the same problem as me. The only thing that relieves the burning for a little bit is orajel for babies and ice. I've gotten antibiotics that didn't help and I'm just finishing up antivirul medication that didn't do anything for me either. Tomorrow I'm going back to the doctor. I'll keep you updated. At least I now know I'm not alone
Margot 5 September 11
HI there
I get a sore burning tongue just before I get a cold, it usually starts with a sore throat then more ulcers and a sore tongue along with it. Usually I need some sort of medication ie antibiotics and that usually clears ulcers tongue and virus, I usually take vitamin B complex after that and an Iron tablet which helps for a while until some person sneezes all over me and then I get another cold virus, hibernating comes to mind!
Beth 4 September 11
ANSWER!!!!
YES, here is your Answer! "Burning Tongue"
Burning Tongue common Symptoms:
Dry Mouth
Sore mouth
Itchy mouth
Sticky mouth
A tingling or numb sensation in the mouth or on the tip of the tongue Burning tongue
A metallic taste
affects women seven times as often as men. Women goingthrough hormonal transitions, such as the time leading up to menopause, are at an even greater risk of developing the symptom, because hormonal imbalance is known to cause burning tongue. Continue reading to learn more about burning tongue, its causes, and the options available to treat burning tongue.
About Burning Tongue:
Also known as burning mouth syndrome, burning tongue has a self-explanatory name. It also goes by its medical names: glossodynia, glossopyrosis, oral galvanism, stomatodynia and stomatopyrosis. Burning tongue is accompanied by burning pain on the tongue, especially on the tip or back of the tongue, or other areas of the mouth.
Did you know? Burning mouth pain is often absent during the night but progressively increases throughout the day and into the evening.

Following the onset, which is often instantaneous, burning tongue has been known to last for several years. There are typically no visible signs or lesions on the tongue or mouth in those who suffer from it.
On the left are some other common symptoms of burning tongue
Causes of Burning Tongue:
There are several possible causes of burning tongue, but because it is most common in postmenopausal women, researches believe the primary cause in women is hormonal imbalance, specifically low estrogen levels. In fact, burning tongue affects up to 40% of menopausal women, with the onset typically occurring between three years prior to menopause and 12 years following menopause.
Estrogen is known to play a part in the make up of the saliva, which researchers believe can cause burning tongue once estrogen levels decrease. But perhaps more prominently, estrogen affects the bitter taste buds located at the back of the tongue. Without adequate levels of estrogen, some women begin to lose their bitter taste buds. These taste buds are surrounded by a basket-like collection of pain neurons that activate when the taste buds are damaged by lack of estrogen.

Other Causes of Burning Tongue.
Although hormonal imbalance is the primary cause of burning tongue in women at the age of menopause and older, there are other causes of burning tongue as well. They are:
Diabetes
Oral candida (oral yeast)
Dry mouth (xerostomia)
Medications (diuretics, oral diabetic meds, some blood pressure meds)
Blood abnormalities (dyscrasias, anemia)
Nutritional deficiencies (especially vitamin B-12, niacin, iron, or folic acid)
Gastric acid reflux
Allergies (foods, toothpastes, mouthwashes, chewing gums)
Geographic tongue
Dental disease
Noxious oral habits (tongue biting, scalloped tongue)
Psychological causes (depression)
Chronic infections
Inflammatory disorders
Lingual nerve damage
Tobacco use
Oral cancer
Treatment for Burning Tongue:
Did you know? Chewing Sugar-free gum can be an easy remedy for burning tongue.

Because burning tongue brings with it physical pain and discomfort, those who suffer from it often seek treatment for it. When exploring treatment options, its important to begin with methods that are the least obtrusive, with the least likelihood of side effects, and progress from there.
This means that lifestyle changes are the best place to begin. Some simple tasks can alleviate some of the discomfort of burning tongue. Drinking more water, for instance, can stimulate saliva production and relieve some of the symptoms. Certain foods may be best to avoid, such as spicy foods, cinnamon, or mint.
Typically, combining lifestyle changes and alternative medicines will produce the best outcome. Alternative medicines can be different herbs and supplements, or even techniques like acupuncture. When seeking out alternative medicines, keep in mind that because burning tongue during menopause is associated with hormones, look for substances that bring a natural balance to the hormonal levels, for this will go a long way to alleviate burning tongue.

Finally, if still experiencing burning tongue, there are different drugs and surgeries that can be explored. Drugs are often prescribed simply to cope with burning tongue but to nothing to treat the source of the problem. This final option also comes with the most risks and side effects.
Janice 31 August 11
Hi, I too have burning tongue and throat but it also seems to make my whole head hot now, I have a nickel alllergy, but am also quite a way through the menopause, have had a partial hysterectamy. I've been docs, but they don't know, I get really scared over the feelings I have, getting old is scary.
Sharon 30 June 11
A few of you seem to be describing herpes rather than ulcers. Do a search on herpes pictures and see what you think..
Tan 31 May 2011 31 May 11
To those of you who have ulcers in the genital area as well as the mouth ask your doctor to check you for Behcets disease as these are the most common symptoms of it - its an autoimmune disease that is often missed!
sally 29 March 11
I feel all of you and had all of the same symptoms. I did research myself after I had went and had just about every test in the world done and the Docs still had no answer for me. In my research I found that a bacteria call H. Pylori cause ulcers. I was tested and sure enough I have H. Pylori. I am on my 4th day of treatment and can already see a difference in my tongue, so please get tested.
Dawnne Brown 19 January 11
Yes I believe it's pre-menopause I have been going threw about the same thing, night sweet sleepless nights, the panic attacks, not to mention it was the first time ever having one, scared me to death, and the tongue thing red little blisters on the tip on my tongue that comes and goes and a mouth that burns..
Melinda 31 December 10
Lily...Its been a while since Ive written but I too think my problem is partly peri menopause. Im 41 but when I was turning 40 the burning tongue, blisters in the mouth, vaginal issues, and mental health problems all started. I also had night sweats, problems sleeping, etc....etc...etc. Both my mon and sister early menopause....maybe were on to something!
j 24 March 04
I will tell you what you might have alice it could be thrush which can cause your tounge to burn and little sometimes bigger white dots on cheek and mouth nystatin will help you and lysterine and try drinking lost of water
Candace 24 March 04
Hey, There are two other subjects down the list.
1. Mouth Ulcers + Periods
2. Mouth Ulcers + Menstral Cycle.
I think mine might be caused by this. But on an every other period pattern right now.
12 September 03
Just went to the doctor again. No yeast infection. Sores in my mouth are starting to flare up again and I have a burning feeling in my vaginal area. Thinks it may still be stress or hormones. Help!!!
Lily 12 September 03
BJ

Funny you should ask. Along with thinking this may be stres or hormone related, my doctor did mention the possibility of yeast infection. I see him again this week. We will see
Lily 10 September 03
Janice I cant believe that you have the same problem I do. I am not concerned about the Herpes thing since I have been very happily and faithfully married to the same man for 29 years. The doctor is now thinking that these problems may be stress or hormonially related or both due to my age. Do see any relationship to your menstrual periods? Thanks for any info.
Lily 9 September 03
Hi Lily, I have the same problem you have - I have ulcers in my mouth that really hurt and in my vaginal area. What could this be?? I hope its not herpes!!! YIKES!
Janice 9 September 03
hi for the last few months now i have been getting ulcers along my gum, usually one at a time and all of a sudden il get one on the end of my tongue and boy it hurts so much, ive been using this stuff that my dentist gave me called Adcortyl but dosnt seem to be working, they never used to bother me that much but now i get them so much its annoying-im going on holiday in a week and really dont want to have them for that. anyone know any good cures???
paris 8 September 03
Could it be some kind of yeast infection?
BJ 5 September 03
I just had my second time with mouth ulcers and both times after the ulcers themselves had pretty much healed I had this burning sensation on my tongue. When I went to the doctor with my first ulcers he said that I had some kind of viral infection. That was about a month ago (during my period) My period is due again and my ulcers flared up and also I have had little sores and burning in my vaginal area. Doctor says its not related to periods. I am 50 and going through peri menopause. Anyone see any connection??
Lily 2 September 03
Not really like a blister- more the regular white crater type thing, lovely!
Alice (UK) 16 July 03
Not to get disgusting but do the ones on your throat almost look like a blister? Thanks for the support! I hope your doing better!
Jami 15 July 03
I cant beleive that someone else gets the same thing as I do! Oh, you poor thing, I really do feel for you- in a way that only a fellow sufferer can. My ulcer on my throat has actually grown to the size of a 50p over the w.end- Jesus! I once had one on my throat for four months (maybe more). I wonder if it has any connection to the tonsils- or lack of them- they may have removed the tonsils but not the problem ? Im going to see a chinese herbalist today- so Ill keep you posted on how I get on. Take care.
Alice (UK) 14 July 03
You just described me to a T. I think the burning tongue is probably more of a royal pain then the ulcers dont you? My tongue actually burned for a couple weeks before the sores arrived and now I have this thing on my throat where my tonsil used to be also. In fact its been there since May. Two trips to the specialist and no real answers. Ive had both my family doc and specialist look at my tongue because sometimes food and drink will make it so painful, but they dont see anything. My husband thinks Im crazy! Sorry to hear you have the same problem but its also good to have someone who understand this! Unfortunately I dont know of anything to get rid of this! Best of luck to you.
Jami 8 July 03
Does anyone else get a sore/burning sensation on the top of their tongue when they get a batch of ulcers? I currently have 4 large, and a couple of small ulcers on the bottom of my tongue and a large one (about the size of a 20p)on the back of my throat- where my tonsil used to be (had them taken out when I was 8 yrs old). Ive been getting ulcers for the last 22yrs- since I was 3 - but its only be during the last copule of years that Ive started getting them on my throat. This sore/burning sensation on my tongue is a really new addition- had it once before during my last major batch a couple of months ago. The sensation is as painful as ulcers, but covers the whole of the top of my tongue- no actual ulcers there- but furry and bad taste in mouth. Help! Any ideas on how to get rid of it? God know what my mouth and throat will throw at me next! Arghhhhh
Alice (UK) 8 July 03

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