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I had a severe burn in my mouth a week ago. I am on

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I had a severe burn in my mouth a week ago. I am on antibiotics but now the necrotizing skin is starting to slough and causing horrible breath. I am using H2O2 1.5% as a mouthwash three times a day but is there anything else that can be done? Do I need to see my dentist for manual debridement? I have not been able to eat solids due to the pain so have been subsisting on yogurt and chicken broth. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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That is indeed very unfortunate situation.

You will need see an oral surgeon for debridement of the sloughing tissues.

That will expedite the healing process.

A compounded miracle magic mouthwash will help with the healing process as well as the bad breath.

The specific formulation may vary and may also include steroids and antibiotics; one such cocktail consists of 2 percent viscous lidocaine, diphenhydramine, and Maalox. Other “cocktails” add dexamethasone solution as an anti-inflammatory, or antibiotics such as tetracycline.

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