Burning tongue is a characterized by a continuous burning sensation in the and . The may be acute or can exist for several days. However, the lining of the mouth appears clinically normal. It is also known as burning mouth syndrome (BMS), scalding mouth syndrome, glossodynia, galvanism, stomatodynia, and stomatopyrosis. Dr.Rogers, the professor of dermatology at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, says that it affects ( women) more frequently than , especially in their middle ages. This seems to be a common problem seen all over the .
If you arefrom burning tongue then you may find the pain spreading to the tongue, , the inner part of the cheeks and to almost all areas of the mouth. This may be caused due to various types of , but most often, the cause of this syndrome is unknown. The are a burning sensation all over the mouth, dryness, and sourness in the mouth, an increase in , loss of taste, and other or oral related conditions.
Causes of Burning Tongue Syndrome
According to Mayoclinic, burning tongue syndrome may occur due to the following:
- in the mouth
- A nutritional deficiency (e.g. vitamin B12, zinc, iron, niacin, etc)
- Intake of food
- menopause imbalance during
- of acid
- anemia like
- Common skin in the mouth called lichen planus
- Bad oral habits like an overuse of and over of the tongue
- Consumption of very hot
- Upper tract infections
It may also be related to the production of toxic free radicals released duringconditions. Pain often exists throughout the day, but not during the night. In severe cases, a may prescribe a , such as .
Symptoms of Burning Tongue Syndrome
As Dr. Miriam Grushka, from the William Osler health center in Connecticut, the following symptoms are attributed to this disorder:by