Saturday, May 31, 2008

Home Remedy for Glossopyrosis

Glossopyrosis , is also known as Glossodynia, oral galvanism, stomatodynia or stomatopyrosis, is an oral condition characterized by an acute burning sensation of the tongue or the entire mouth for several days. This is a condition that is commonly present in the middle-aged population.
Symptoms of Glossopyrosis
Common symptoms of glossodynia includes having a burning sensation in the:
  • Lips
  • Gums
  • Mouth
  • Palate
  • Tongue
The patient also experiences dryness in the mouth. Sometimes, it’s also a bit sore.
Other symptoms includes apparent thirtyness and numbness at the tip of the tongue.
Failure of the taste buds to distinguish flavors, leaving a metallic or bitter taste in the mouth when eating meals are some of the situation a patient will experience when diagnosed with glossodynia.
Causes of Glossopyrosis
Main cause is the yeast infection found in the patient’s mouth.
Other causes of Glossopyrosis includes:
  • Hormonal imbalance during menopause
  • Bad oral hygiene
  • Improper intake of medications
  • Acid reflux
  • Nerve damage
  • Endocrine disorders,
  • Irritating dentures
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
Home Remedies / Treatment for Glossopyrosis

Chewing gum:

One of the known home remedies for Glossopyrosis is by chewing a sugar-free gum or suck a piece of ice for a temporary relief.

Baking soda:

Another home remedy for Glossopyrosis is by replacing your commercial tooth paste with baking soda when brushing your teeth.

Diet Suggestion for Glossopyrosis

Hot and spicy foods will aggravate the condition, instead eat foods that are rich in vitamin B and iron. And avoid allergy-causing foods and oral hygiene products.

Prevention for Glossopyrosis

Practice good oral hygiene
Quit smoking when having Glossopyrosis.

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