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What has happened to my tongue?! Burning mouth, or something else...?

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snottagecheese Mon 11-Jul-16 09:48:48

Since Friday afternoon my tongue has been increasingly sore, as though I've scalded it on a hot drink/food, but I haven't. There's nothing visible on it other than a few very small red spots on one side, and the edges look a bit crinkled. I don't think it can be thrush as it's a normal pink colour, though a tiny bit white at the very back. I also have acid reflux at the back of my throat, and things don't taste quite right - food and drink but also my toothpaste, which tastes disgusting! And it hurts to eat.

Any ideas? Of course I have googled and convinced myself of the worst (burning mouth can apparently last for years and years). Can anyone give me hope that it's something more minor/short term? TIA! x

fuzzywuzzy Mon 11-Jul-16 11:27:00

sounds like thrush to me, go to GP.

Have you been on antibiotics or any kind of meds recently? I get oral thrush when I am on antibiotics. and my mouth goes bright red and tongue burns.

Mrsmorton Mon 11-Jul-16 11:29:30

Pine nuts?
Could be burning mouth? Dentist is a good bet if GP can't help.

snottagecheese Mon 11-Jul-16 11:30:48

Oh, interesting, thanks! Can it be thrush without any white/yellow coating though? I always thought that was how thrush manifested (visibly, anyway). I haven't been on any antibiotics for about 18 months, though I am quite run down.

snottagecheese Mon 11-Jul-16 11:40:52

Pine nuts? As in an allergy, you mean? I haven't knowingly eaten any, and have eaten them before without any reaction, but I suppose it's possibly I could have developed an allergy in the interim...

I did have something similar (without the reflux) last time I was pregnant, in the very early days (about 4 weeks in, IIRC), but I think that's just a coincidence. Really, really hope I'm not pregnant - very unlikely and really not in my plans!!

fuzzywuzzy Mon 11-Jul-16 11:43:27

Well POAS first then whilst you wait for GP appointment. At least you can tick it off your list (or not as the case may be)

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