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I have a tongue issue Assistant: Have you seen a doctor

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Hello. I have a tongue issue
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I can't see a doctor on the weekend. I'm not on any medication
Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I'm not taking any medications.
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have IBS since last year march

Hello , i am Dr Saleem . Welcome to JustAnswer . I will be answering your shortly

Please describe your issue

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have a strange taste in my mouth. It is like salty and mettalic.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.

Do you take any medicines regularly ? Do you smoke ? Any heartburn or acidity ?

How much alcohol do you consume ?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm not on any medication. I don't smoke. No heartburn or acidity

Any gums or teeth issues ? How is your general oral hygiene ?any recent ear , nose or throat infections?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I hit toothbrush on side gum on 26 april. Teeth x ray on 30 April was normal . I had x ray again on 15 April. Still normal. I did salt water rinses 5 times in the last 3 days as suggested. Oral hygiene is good. Only brushonce a day. No ear nose or throat problems

Do you use a mouth wash ? For how long has this been an issue now?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I haven't used mouthwash for this problem yet. It has been an issue for 23 hours now

Ok. You can use mouth wash for a week and brush your teeth twice a day . Salivary gland inflammation can cause this but it usually resolves spontaneously . Just take good care of oral hygiene .

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
OK. Thank you for help. Do you think there is a taste impairment problem? I had 2 teeth xrays in 2 weeks. And salt rinsed 5 times in last 3 days

Just relax , its nothing serious . Should resolve in a couple of days . No longterm issues .

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
OK. Thank you for your help. Will mouthwash resolve it? How does salivary gland inflammation happen, if you don't mind me asking

It can occur like any other viral or bacterial infection . Predisposing factors include poor oral hygiene or food stuck within the teeth .

Hope it answers your query.

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Best regards,

Dr Saleem

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you Dr saleem. I appreciate your help and advice

Most welcome , my pleasure.

Take care .