Chapped Lips, Sore Tongue/Mouth....do any of you have this?

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LocalGuy23
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   Posted 3/9/2012 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if I'm the only one who has this? Is this GERD or something else? Thanks

dencha
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   Posted 3/10/2012 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Max,
Have you ever discussed possible vitamin deficiency with your doctor?  I was looking online for the symtoms you're describing and found this among other resources:
It said...
Riboflavin deficiency has profound effects on the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. All three of these basic food elements require riboflavin if they are to be properly utilized by the body. A deficiency of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) may result in bloodshot eyes, abnormal sensitivity to light, itching and burning of the eyes, inflammation in the mouth, a sore and burning tongue, and cracks on the lips and in the corners of the mouth.
 
Just a thought.
Denise

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 3/10/2012 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Denise,

how would i get tested for this? do i just go to any doctor and asks for these tests?

GerdyGirl
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   Posted 3/11/2012 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
There are a couple possibilities: dehydration, yeast infection, sun exposure, and some deficiencies. I wouldn't think the GERD, unless it's so bad you're tasting acid a lot. Riboflavin deficiency would be less common, but possible. Your doc can do a basic blood test for this and other anemias.

dencha
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   Posted 3/11/2012 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Gerdy Girl, thanks for sharing your knowledge!  I agree that it's unlikely that GERD is the culprit, but certainly don't have the background knowledge that you have. 
 
Max, it seems a visit to your primary care doc is in order.
Good luck!
Denise

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   Posted 3/11/2012 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I commented on this on another thread - a single B vitamin is very unusual and is more likely to affect folic acid or B12. It may be worth having vitamin levels and iron levels tested. Zinc deficiency can also cause poor wound healing and sore skin. Iron deficiency can cause cracks at the corners of the mouth.

I guess it could also be an allergic dermatitis, especially if it was there before the op. I think I would ask to see a dermatologist. But as I mentioned before, reserves of zinc are depleted by the need to repair, so taking some zinc may help. I would also consider taking flax seed oil, especially if you have any dry skin elsewhere.

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LocalGuy23
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   Posted 3/11/2012 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks MMM,

I sent an appointment request to a dermatologist.

I notice that ENTs are not helpful with burning mouth condition. They take a quick look at your throat and that's it......

I have several appointments lined up at the moment, dentist next week, with a new ent to follow, and I am scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist.

I want to get this resolved and hope someone has an answer to what's going on if it's not GERD related.
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