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Tip of tongue constantly feels like I burnt it on a hot drink (but I didn't)

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OMGmetoo Sat 02-May-15 15:27:19

This has been going on for a few weeks - my tongue feels, well, not numb but not right either. A similar sensation to when you burn it on hot liquids, very sensitive to textures like scratchy toast too.

Like I said it started a few weeks ago. It then went away week before last which was coincidentally the week I was off the contraceptive pill (Levest) and then started again the day after I restarted the pill. I was starting to get scared that I'd suddenly developed an allergy to fish as I also got an itchy throat that night - I've attributed the itchy throat to hayfever though, it seems most likely and went away when I took a hafever tablet. (The toungue thing stayed.)

I'm going to call the doctor next week but as it's the long weekend I thought I'd ask here if anyone had any ideas about what this could be??

Mrsmorton Sat 02-May-15 15:33:36

Burning mouth syndrome?

I don't know much about it but you could have a Google.

Pointlessfan Sat 02-May-15 15:35:51

I had that recently. It was oral thrush, please go and see your GP. Mine cleared up very quickly with treatment.
I found ibuprofen helped too, it was really painful flowers

OMGmetoo Sat 02-May-15 15:38:51

Google only says stuff about numb tongues - and in that case it could be a calcium deficiency or some severe neurological problems. shock

Thanks for the link to burning mouth syndrome. Sounds likely actually. Luckily it's not actually painful, I just don't want it to be brain cancer. And if it is an allergy, it would be better to know. grin

insanityscatching Sat 02-May-15 15:39:57

It could be an iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. You could try a multi vitamin but make a GP appontment as well.

OMGmetoo Sat 02-May-15 15:40:23

Oooh, oral thrush. The pill has been giving me crazy thrush in me nethers so that's a possibility too.

OMGmetoo Sat 02-May-15 15:41:28

I've restarted my iron/multivit this week and it DOES seem to help a bit.

Gosh, I'm so glad I posted! Thank you everyone!

CharlotteInBlue Sat 02-May-15 15:46:01

I second that it sounds like oral thrush, easily treated.

OMGmetoo Sat 02-May-15 15:51:41

Would oral thrush treatment be available over the counter?

OMGmetoo Sat 02-May-15 15:55:59

Sorry, answered my own question via google. Looks like not. If it gets terrible this weekend I'll see the out of hours doctor.

pinkfrocks Sat 02-May-15 17:36:08

It can be caused by lack of Vit B. Or even a cold virus. Are you eating well?

OMGmetoo Sat 02-May-15 18:52:52

I'd like to think I eat reasonably well! Low on leafy green veg though, and not a lot of meat.

Pointlessfan Sat 02-May-15 19:22:42

I couldn't get anything OTC I had to see the doctor. Go asap though, I left it a few days and it got worse until it hurt to eat. It cleared up very quickly though.

OMGmetoo Thu 14-May-15 19:57:58

I had a phone appointment with the doctor last week and a week of fluconazole 50mg. She diagnosed oesophageal thrush and also wanted to threat my ongoing vaginal thrush. (oh, combined pill, woe.)

Tongue is better but itchy sore throat is back and also my downbelow thrush never went away. Starting to worry about what could be causing all this as I never had antibitoics. confused

But thanks to everyone on this thread anyways again.

lollydoll1 Thu 14-May-15 20:53:56

Hijacking this thread as I've currently got oral/ oesophageal thrush. Mine started after a dodgy stomach and I think mixed in with post partum hormones and living on sugary coffee after ds was born. So far nystatin and fluconazole (one pill) have not worked. I've now been prescribed another pill that i have to take 3 times 72 hours apart. Hope it works. Hope you get sorted too. It's horrible.

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