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year old female.had sore lips for 10 months without any

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69 year old female.had sore lips for 10 months without any form of suitable diagnosis from the local g.p.have seen 7 different ones and have had no luck.tried various creams and prescribed madication without any success.have type 2 diabetes.

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do you have burning sensation in your lips only or your mouth as well?

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Customer:

not burning but at times very painful like a constant toothache and they never swell

Dr. P. Jyoti :

ok

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this soreness of the lips is a type of burning mouth syndrome

Dr. P. Jyoti :

burning mouth syndrome is when a person has a burning sensation in the mouth without any visible effects in the mouth itself

Dr. P. Jyoti :

sometimes a variant can cause this soreness of the lips only without any symptoms in the mouth

Dr. P. Jyoti :

exact cause is not known

Dr. P. Jyoti :

however this can be treated

Dr. P. Jyoti :

the treatment is

Dr. P. Jyoti :

tricyclic antidepressants like amytriptilline

Dr. P. Jyoti :

nerve drugs like gabapentin

Dr. P. Jyoti :

Capsicain mouth wash: Take hot pepper and mix it in water to the extent that you can tolerate it. Rinse your lips with this two or three times a day. This will desensitize the burning sensation.

Dr. P. Jyoti :

you now need to see your doctor for this

Dr. P. Jyoti :

discuss with him about burning mouth syndrome and whether this is a variation of this syndrome

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also discuss about using amytriptilline and gabapentin

Dr. P. Jyoti :

continue the capsicain mouth wash

Dr. P. Jyoti :

you can also take vitamin B multivitamins

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take care

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Dr. P. Jyoti :

any further questions?

Customer:

currentley on amytriptillene and also having b12 injections

Dr. P. Jyoti :

ok thats good

Dr. P. Jyoti :

that will definitely help

Dr. P. Jyoti :

discuss with yourdoctor about the gabapentin as well which helps in this condition

Dr. P. Jyoti :

also try with the capsicain mouth wash

Dr. P. Jyoti :

take care

Customer:

thank you for your time but i must politly point out that i do not think that we are any further ahead

Dr. P. Jyoti :

well i feel that i have given you some helpful directions

Dr. P. Jyoti :

but you want a direct cure it seems

Customer:

we thank you very much and have a good day

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