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burning tongue

My tongue has had the feeling like I have burned it for 3 weeks. I ask the doctor about it and she said"I"  don't know; I will have to read about it. My tongue looks normal but it still burns: seems worse in the morning and evenings.


My tongue has been burning for three weeks.  I went to the doctor and she said she didn't know; she would have to read about it. It  looks normal and seems to be worse in the morning and evening.  What do you think might be the cause?









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Hi there,
It may be possible that you are suffering from Glossodynia or burning mouth syndrome .In this condition there is a burning or tingling sensation on the tongue, lips or entire mouth. On physical examination there may be no discoloration or any visible sign. The possible causes are nutritional deficiencies, type 2 diabetes, chronic anxiety, dry mouth, Sjogrens syndrome or damaged nerves associated with taste. Patients may respond to treatment with alpha lipoic acid .This is only a possibility. A clinical examination is necessary for correct diagnosis. Do seek second opinion and discuss this possibility. Hope it helps.
Best luck and regards!
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