How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. P. Jyoti Your Own Question

Dr. P. Jyoti
Dr. P. Jyoti, Consultant MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 9126
Experience:  17 yrs experience in treating OPD & Emergency patients.
11269312
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. P. Jyoti is online now

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

Customer Question

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.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.

Dr. P. Jyoti :

I am Dr. P. Jyoti, MD. I promise to use my full experience and knowledge to provide answers specific to your question. Feel free to ask me anything.

Dr. P. Jyoti :

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

Dr. P. Jyoti :

Please type your response and press 'enter' or 'reply' to send your message so that we can chat.

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

Dr. P. Jyoti :

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

Dr. P. Jyoti :

take care

Dr. P. Jyoti :

If the question has been answered to your satisfaction, you need to rate my service positively.


Rating system is the row of faces below - click on a happy face to give a good rating. Bonus is always welcome Thank you.
Dr. P. Jyoti

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

Dr. P. Jyoti :

I am opting out, other experts on the site will try to help you

Dr. P. Jyoti :

good day to you too

Dr. P. Jyoti, Consultant MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 9126
Experience: 17 yrs experience in treating OPD & Emergency patients.
Dr. P. Jyoti and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions