Stomatodynia

Below you will find more information about Stomatodynia from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Stomatodynia it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Stomatodynia and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Stomatodynia comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Stomatodynia is a condition in which the tongue, lips, or most areas of the mouth feels a burning pain without obvious reasons. It is sometimes referred to as burning mouth syndrome, scalded mouth syndrome, burning tongue syndrome, burning lips syndrome, and glossodynia.

Diagnosis

The doctor reviews the patient's medical history, examine the mouth and ask the patient to describe the symptoms as well as his or her oral habits and oral care routine. The patient undergoes a general medical examination to check for signs of any associated conditions. The patient may also undergo some tests such as complete blood count and other blood tests, allergy tests, and oral swab culture or biopsy. He or she may be referred to specialists for further screening, diagnosis, and possibly treatment.

Treatment

The condition is treated based on the symptoms and underlying cause.

Symptoms and Signs

Affected individuals feel a burning sensation involving in the tongue, lips, gums, palate, throat, or most areas of the mouth. They may also feel like they are having a dry mouth, sore mouth, a bitter or metallic taste, or a tingling sensation in the mouth or on the tip of the tongue.

Causes

The condition may be caused by various reasons such as menopause, psychological problems, nutritional deficiencies, and mouth disorders such as oral thrush and dry mouth. Some studies suggest that dysfunctional or damaged nerves may also be one of the causes.

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