I have a terrible burning sensation in the middle of my often very dry and white tongue.(not the complete mouth)
It's not a Candida thrush infection(tested). By now, I brush my teeth and tongue with a non-soap toothpaste. 1-2 hours after brushing the burning sensation starts and my tongue gets a white coating.....also when I have not eaten anything since the brushing!! I've done an allergy test: nothing.
I am not sure. It could be a vitamin deficiency or hormonal. I would consult an oral surgeon if you have not done so far or an oral pathologist. The last doctor can be found at a dental school or a teaching hospital.
Could it be: http://www.doctorspiller.com/hairy_tongue1.htm
My tongue had developed a "white hairy tongue" and then it disappeared. Perhaps coincidental, but at night, before bed, I was taking 2 pepto tablets (for about 2 weeks). This turned my tongue black.
I was brushing my tongue and some of it began to disappear (in small patches). Today, it is completly gone.
I associated the pepto, along with tongue brushing to the disappearance but again, perhaps coincidental.
The reason I associate it with the Pepto, is that I had been brushing my tongue in the past to no avail. However, it could have been that my tongue would have cleared up without Pepto. I dunno. lol
Sorry for the overposts, I didn't catch the "burning" in your original post.
Vitamin deficiency can indeed cause burning tongue:
"Overuse of mouth rinses and sprays may lead to burning tongue syndrome, as can anything that leads to a dry mouth. Sensitivities to certain foods and food additives, particularly to sorbic acid and benzoic acid (which are food preservatives), propylene glycol (found as a moisturizing agent in foods, drugs, and cosmetics), chicle (found in some chewing gums), and cinnamon, may play some role. Deficiencies of vitamins, including B12, folic acid, and B-complex, can cause burning mouth syndrome. Iron deficiency has also been implicated."
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