Burning mouth syndrome treatment with Prolotherapy
Causes and treatment of burning tongue
Women complain of discomfort in the oral cavity much more often than men. This may be due to their increased suspiciousness, and to the fact that many diseases prefer weaker organisms.
However, not only women, but also men and children have to deal with unpleasant sensations in the oral cavity when burns the tongue, palate, lips, mucous membrane becomes inflamed. Very rarely, the inflammatory process that occurs in the mouth is limited only to the tongue.
What should I do if my tongue burns, and do I need to see a doctor in this case? Causes of burning of the mucous membrane and organs of the oral cavity: mechanical damage
If a burning sensation begins suddenly and in a certain part of the tongue, the inflammatory process does not affect other parts of the oral cavity, then a traumatic effect can be assumed.
It can be caused by mechanical damage - you bit your tongue, hurt with a hard object, rubbed the surface. You can bite your tongue, rub it against a new filling or denture, or prick a fish bone.
Often, the feeling that the tongue and lips are burning occurs after treatment at the dentist. This happens if there is a reaction to reagents or the mucous membrane is damaged during manipulations.
Impact food, drinks and liquids
Damage to the mucous membrane is caused by the use of too strong alcoholic beverages and hot seasonings.
Sometimes there are very dangerous traumatic injuries - if, by negligence, aggressive chemicals were used as a liquid. The most often faced with this is careless parents of young children, who left food acids or detergents freely available. In this case, not only the tongue and palate burns, but also the esophagus.
Burning sensation as a symptom of gastrointestinal diseases
The same symptom occurs with reflux esophagitis. Throwing the contents of the stomach into the esophagus, and from there into the oral cavity, causes an inflammatory process of the mucous membrane of these organs.
A similar pathology is caused by:
- erosive damage to the mucous membrane of the digestive organs - stomach and duodenum.
The reflux of gastric contents into the oral cavity usually occurs after eating and is accompanied by nausea, heartburn and belching. With reflux esophagitis, reverse peristalsis is triggered mainly at night - moreflax even has to sleep half-sitting.
When patients complain that only the tip of the tongue bakes, then one can suspect a disease - glossalgia. The exact causes of this disease have not yet been established. In the occurrence of glossalgia blame diseases of the digestive organs, vegetative disorders, disruption of the central nervous system. Symptoms of the disease: burning of the tip of the tongue and dry mouth. Signs of glossalgia are exacerbated by stress factors. If the disease is not eliminated, bulimia appears, and later on anorexia or obesity due to unexplained weight gain.
With glossitis, not only the tip of the tongue burns, the sense of taste changes, salivation increases, speech becomes difficult, the mucous membrane swells, the surface of the tongue changes color and becomes covered with growths, papillomas, and the papillae become inflamed. The cause of the disease can be pathogens or systemic pathologies - diseases of the digestive organs - and intoxication of the body.
Causes a burning sensation of the oral mucosa, depression, stress, disorders of the nervous system. Why it happens? All these reasons change the composition of saliva, disrupt its production, which causes significant discomfort. Such disorders mainly occur in women - their nervous system is less labile.
These complaints are voiced during hormonal disorders. Women's life generally depends entirely on the hormonal cycle. Growing up, pregnancy, menopause - all these factors change the composition of physiological fluids.
Discomfort in the mouth causes a lack of nutrients: vitamin B12, folic acid, iron.
This leads to:
- malabsorption caused by diseases of the digestive system;
- taking medications;
- changing your diet - switching to an insufficiently balanced diet.
In addition to a burning sensation in the mouth, diabetes mellitus is accompanied by dryness of the mouth, the appearance of seizure in the corners of the lips, itching and fragility of the skin, hair, nails.
Why does the tongue still burn?
This symptom is caused by stomatitis of any etiology. Inflammation of the oral mucosa can be caused by fungi of the genus Candida - then a white coating appears in the mouth, similar to curdled milk, burning sensation, and a violation of taste. When trying to remove plaque, punctate hemorrhages are formed.
Stomatitis appears with the introduction of streptococcal or staphylococcal flora, gonococci, E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other pathogenic cultures.
The mucous membrane becomes hyperemic, ulcers covered with fibrin appear on it.
In case of infection or recurrence of herpes, small papules filled with serous fluid appear on the tongue and oral mucosa. The first symptom of the disease is itching - a burning sensation begins when the pimples open.
Burning sensation relief
What to do ifand your tongue burns?
First of all, you should contact your dentist. This doctor treats inflammation in the mouth. To completely eliminate discomfort, you need to find out its cause.
The traumatic defeat may not be noticed at first - it stung one time, and the pain symptom disappeared. But most people constantly have food debris in their mouths - rarely do they thoroughly brush their teeth and process the interdental spaces during the day. The decay process activates the conditionally pathogenic flora, bacteria are introduced into the wounds, causing a purulent-inflammatory process.
Treatment is required in the same way as for other diseases of the oral cavity. There are large blood vessels under the tongue and pus through the bloodstream can penetrate into other organic systems, and - which is especially dangerous - into the brain. It is located in close proximity to the oral cavity.
The principles of treatment of pathologies that have arisen in the oral cavity are similar. The oral cavity is treated with antiseptics: Chlorhexidine, Chlorphyllipt , solutions of hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, furacilin, tinctures of herbs with anti-inflammatory properties can be connected: oak bark, chamomile, sage, eucalyptus and others.
In case of severe burning sensation, if it is impossible to eat, you can apply local anesthesia by treating the tongue with novocaine, lidocaine.
Anesthetics are currently available in the form of sprays and applications.
Medicines are selected depending on the culture of the pathogen that caused the inflammatory process.
Antifungal agents include nystatin and clotrimazole ointments, gels with antibiotics or metrogil are connected to the fight against bacteria, the mouth is treated with Acyclovir as part of a cream, gels with bonafet, ointments to kill viruses rhyodoxol, florenal, oxolinic.
General action means that are used to eliminate burning of the tongue:
- sea buckthorn oil;
- methyluracil ointment;
- gel Actovegin ;
- Solcoseryl in jelly or ointment form;
- oil solutions of vitamins A and E.
If, after the treatment of the inflammatory process, the burning sensation in the tongue reappears, it is necessary to undergo a full examination: do FGS, donate blood for sugar, hormones, check the thyroid gland - you should start with an ultrasound examination.
It is impossible to get rid of the constantly recurring burning of the tongue without treatment of the underlying disease.