I'll start first of all by saying I have read EVERYTHING there is to read on line about burning tongue and geographic tongue and I know there doesn't seem to be one reason, or even a proper known reason for it.
I wanted to know if any one out there has this as well and what they've been told or found out maybe as to why they have it?
I have had this problem for over 6 months now, started as a metallic taste, then after 6 months it turned to a bitter taste and wasn't there all the time and now it's only there every now and then but is more of a burning, tingling sensation. I also had 2 ulcers during the beginning of this.
I am not menopausal, am not on any medication, it's not thrush, I'm not allergic to toothpastes or dental things and it's not food. I have checked all these. I am also not anaemic, diabetic or lacking vitamins.
My only other suspicion is my stomach, acid or the like.
Can anyone shed some light?
The only blood work that was out of whack seemed to be my "hematocrit" count being very near the bottom end of normal. All else seemed withing normal limits.
I will update as I figure more out.
I have had the same experience going on four months. It is very annoying and bothersome. Sometimes my throat is sore at the same time. It went away for about two weeks but my throat still was sore. I've seen three physcians and they all say it is acid reflux disease.
I've never had acid reflux before but that doesn't mean anything to a Dr...."you've got it now".
I've had this occur before and it has gone away. I would get it after oral sex with my wife, but not all the time.
I think it is a bacterial infection but I've gone on every antibiotic the Dr. would dare give me and it didn't work. I tried antifungal medications and that failed also. A viral infection would normally clear up on it's own after a few weeks. So that is why the Drs. say it is acid reflux.
I've gone on Prilosec and that helps but today it is back again.
I'll post agin if I find out.
I have been suffering from bms for quite some time now, and geograhic tounge and I also have things called taurses which means an over growth of the bone in my mouth.So on the roof of my mouth I have penny size bumps where you can't see t hem, but I can feel them with my tounge.Not only that sometimes I get leasons on top of them. Ive read that taurses are hereditary as well as geographical tounge, but burning tounge I have no clue. They say I have acid reflux so I take Zantac for it, but it dosen't help the burn. Gum and hard candys help me the most and mouthwash helps tames the burn. Sometimes milk helps almost like a coating. My tounge only burnes on the tip and the underside by the tip. I hope this helps any one who has these stupid problems.
No Onions - OUCH, no peppermint, no chocolate (ugh!), no caffeine tea or coffee. I have a cup of sanka in the morning- some can tolerate it, some can't ??
Good Luck all : )
Hope your flare up goes away!
The sure fire way to re-infect my mouth is to touch the end of my tongue with even the smallest amount of prostate fluid from the end of my penis.
The speed with which this spreads is measurable in minutes and even by the next day the white sediment on my tongue will have returned far quicker than it would otherwise do.
I honestly do not think it is my imagination which is telling me that there is most definitely some organism that loves to live in both my prostate and my mouth. I have had incredible difficulty telling this to GUM specialists and GPs but have nevertheless tried erythromycin,metronidazole,ofloxacin,doxycyclin and ciprofloxacin. It is still there.
I believe that I have a resistant strain of a bacterium possibly e-coli and can remember the exact event when I caught it which was a casual encounter involving oral sex. This infection requires one of the new antibiotics like fosfomycin but I have not yet found a medic who doesn't fancy themselves so much as a psychiatrist that they will treat it with the
I eat onions... didnt remark anything there.. but I do drink coffee every single day and have a large sugar intake. Guess god is telling me to cut down! I noticed it seems my tastebuds are seperating. EEK i hope this is not cancer jesus
which makes the tongue dry and appears coated and sometimes ulcuring , also one thing this maybe due to vitamin B2 or zinc diffeciency
but mainly its not thrush or something serious especially its sometimes considered as thrush which is a wrong preception . guys just try to avoid what makes ur tongue ulcers, and if u are a smoker try to quit , and avoid getting ur tongue dry for periods of time
waiting for ur replies
The only time it seems to be totally gone is WHILE I'M EATING! THAT'S A DANGEROUS POSITION TO BE IN!
I've been treated for thrush, diagnosed with GERD and tried four or five different meds for acid reflux. For me, these only intensified my symptoms and I went back off of them. I had an endoscopy that said I had mild acid reflux and a mild hyatel hernia.
I too have noticed sometimes eating peppers seems to help. It makes me think they counter the acid. Aren't peppers usually alkalai? The sugar and white flour making it worse makes me still think of some kind of yeast, because it feeds on these.
I have come to believe that I do have some type of systemic problem, as I am also having recurring urinary tract infections and light chills in the morning. God, let somebody read this, turn on a light bulb in research and find a cure.
Until then, these are the things that have helped me most:
Avoid sugar and acid food and drinks.
Chew sugar free gum constantly
Brush teeth, tongue and gums often with baking soda/ peroxide toothpaste. I found this in Crest but there may be others.
My problem is in the middle of the tonge-- it is very dry. I drink a gallon of water a day to keep my mouth moist.