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 DocNid Your Own Question
DocNid, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 47
Experience:  I am a board certified physician with more than 25 years of experience.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
DocNid is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have had an Intermittent Sore/burning Tongue - especially

This answer was rated:

I have had an Intermittent Sore/burning Tongue - especially on the very end and sides -Also dry lips which is not something I normally have. Bothering me for about two weeks. Age 64 - feel good otherwise - no particular health problems except gastro issues (dormant Crohns - issues more in my youth) I have had all my life but generally under good control by foods I eat.
Thanks for posting your query.
I am DocNid and I am pleased to assist you.

I went through your post about burning tongue.
I also read about your gastro issues.

Burning tongue is due to glossitis. This usually occurs when there is nutritional deficiency.
Vitamin B complex deficiency causes it. You need to take vitamin supplements for relief.

Sometimes it may occur due to oral thrush especially when the immunity is low. In this case a topical antifungal like clotrimazole will be helpful.

I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Do not forget to leave a positive rating.
DocNid and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you