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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Did you receive any chemotherapy for cancer?
No chemo, cancer contained in bladder.
change in taste is caused by the inflammation of the taste buds on the tongue.
Oral thrush or fungal infection is one common cause.
Vitamin B2 and zinc deficiency can cause this.
Sometimes, inflammation can be from body's immune reaction.
So what is your suggestion
Vitamin B2 ( riboflavin) 200 mg daily, zinc 30 mg daily supplementation should be tried.
Thrush can be treated with anti fungal medication like nystatin or fluconazole --requires prescription.
Inflammation can be contained with steroid oral paste like kenalog in orabase paste --also requires prescription.
You should discuss these options with your doctor.
So you are suggesting I see a doctor, that's what I was going to do but I thought you might have a simple answer.
I suggested the possibilities and the treatment options.
Vitamin B2 and zinc do not require prescription.
So you think I should go ahead with the B2 and zinc first?
As you know, communication through this website does not establish doctor-patient relationship due to the legal issues.
yes you should consider that.
I'll go ahead and try that and if it doesn't work then I will make appt. with doctor. Is a regular MD ok or should I tell my urologist?
That sounds good.
Regular MD will be better
Internal medicine or internist especuially
Thank you I hope your suggestion works
wish you the best
This is a secure site for credit cards right?
yes this is
I get worred giving out information
Thank you I will try out your suggestion first
Views expressed by you are educational purposes, are you a doctor?
yes I am a MD with plenty of experience.
The website verifies credentials.
Thank you very much for your help.
Due to website policy and US laws, we are not permitted to establish and doctor-patient relationship online
have a nice day