How burning mouth syndrome can affect your health?
Burning mouth syndrome
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a condition that causes a burning sensation in the mouth. The feelings develop suddenly and can occur anywhere in the mouth. It is usually felt on the roof of the mouth, tongue, and lips. This condition can be a chronic daily problem or occur regularly.
BMS symptoms, including a burning sensation in the tongue, include:
- Occurs suddenly or develops over time
- Go back and forth or stay still
- mild, moderate, or severe
- Enhance while eating and drinking
BMS often affects language, but people may also experience discomfort in the following ways:
- chewing gum
- inside your cheek
There may be symptoms that affect the entire mouth.
If a doctor discovers a specific medical condition causing BMS, the underlying health condition needs to be treated to stop the burning sensation. Some of those:
- Acid reflux: Medications that neutralize stomach acid can help relieve BMS symptoms.
- Dry mouth: If you have dry mouth, talk to your doctor about products that increase saliva production or take vitamin injections or supplements for vitamin deficiency.
- Mouth infections: Your doctor may also prescribe medications or pain relievers to treat the underlying oral disease.
In the absence of an underlying health problem, BMS usually resolves on its own. In the meantime, take the following steps to relieve symptoms.
- Inhale small pieces of ice throughout the day to relieve the burning sensation.
- Drink cold liquid throughout the day to relieve mouth pain. Some people feel reduced after drinking.
- Avoid acidic foods such as citrus fruits.
- Avoid foods and drinks that aggravate or trigger the burning sensation. Limit the intake of hot beverages and spicy foods. Monitor for symptoms after smoking or drinking. Both actions can exacerbate BMS. Remember that drugs containing alcohol can also aggravate symptoms.
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a condition that causes a burning feeling in your mouth. The sensation can develop suddenly and occur anywhere in your mouth. It’s commonly felt on the roof of your mouth, tongue, and lips. This condition can become a chronic, everyday problem, or it may occur periodically. Read more about it on healthline.com
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