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Glossyness in teeth, odd taste

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Glossyness in teeth, odd taste
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not sure what you're saying about your teeth and odd taste as in different from before?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

the odd taste is similar to before...just a weird taste in saliva, very blandish like when you drink a hoppy ale kind of taste. Teeth I am saying feel more "silky" than usual if thats the word or "smoother" "gentler"

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So your teeth don't look any different--just feel different? And suddenly just today?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yea don't look different at all. They have felt this way for most o past week. I wonder if it's related to the saliva change?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Possibly, especially if this is a reflux problem--the extra acid in the saliva that somewhat defeats the action of saliva which is to coat the enamel of the tooth and keep it moist and strong.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Got it...could it be anything serious?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No not really--certainly nothing like your fears of HIV. Try some Pepcid AC or Zantac for a few days and see if it clears up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok will do. Will also mention it during the physical tomorrow.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Do that and, of course, let me know about tomorrow
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Doc, I probablyy sound like a broken record but this morning I applied the anti fungal/steroid cream all over my ball sack including right under it. I just took a shower and used dial antibacterial soap in that area and I feel a little bit of a burning sensation down there now. Bad idea to put the cream there?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Remind me what cream exactly and why did you apply it there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i thought maybe the fingus was there also...clotrmazole and betamethasone dipropionate

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Bad idea but not disastrous--the clortrimazole can be irritating to the sensitive skin of the scrotum. No harm done but unless there's really a need for treating your scrotum you shouldn't do it again. If an antifungal is needed there, prescription ketoconazole cream would be a better choice.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok thanks. I also used Dial anti bacterial foamiing soap down there? Ok idea or bad?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

fyi the burning sensation has now gone away...took about 15 mins or so

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Like I said--no real harm done and now that it's gone it shouldn't come back
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Cool, sorry my question was more around using the dial anti fungal foaming soap

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, if you've never used that particular soap on your scrotum before it could be that that skin is just sensitive to that soap--either way no harm done

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