A burning tongue, or burning mouth syndrome (BMS), is a condition that causes a sensation of burning in the mouth.
People with this condition often describe the burn as feeling similar to a hot drink scald.
There are several known causes of BMS, but the reason for its onset can be unclear.
The treatment will depend on the cause.
What are the causes of a burning tongue?
Some people with a burning tongue may have scalded their mouth with a hot drink or piece of food, in which case they do not have BMS.
The pain or discomfort of a minor physical burn may remain for several hours or more, but it will typically resolve without treatment.
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Causes of BMS
True BMS may be primary, meaning that it results from a direct cause, or secondary, which means that the cause is indirect.
According to the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, the primary form of BMS results from damage to the nerves that control taste and pain sensations.
° By Jayne Leonard
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