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 dermdoc19 Your Own Question
dermdoc19, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 4069
Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
Type Your Dermatology Question Here...
dermdoc19 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Have soreness in gums/teeth/lips for 2 years, been to

Customer Question

have soreness in gums/teeth/lips for 2 years, been to dentists & doctors, no success. bothered by spicy foods. a friend has same problem, nothing helps. Regina
JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?
Customer: yes, at times. saw dentist again in august
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: diab
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

have vitamin deficiencies been tested?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
been to doctors and dentists with no success. A friend has very similar problem.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

how old are you?

what meds do you take?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
75done years old. Take insulin by injection and hydrocone for pain
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

burning mouth syndrome

It is tough to treat

it is usually related to a vitamin deficiency

if it isn't then it is impossible to find the cause

have you tried gabapentin for pain?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
75 years old Took gabapentin for effect on mouth.
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 month ago.

lyrica would be the next option then