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For more than a week now, I have been experiencing a burning sensation on the innerside of my lips. There is a dark red area with what looks like tiny white spots. In addition, my tongue has a milky white coating.

I am not certain what is causing these symptoms, but tea, cola and other drink and food items cause further discomfort. Can you help, please?

You may have a yeast infection in the mouth, low iron, low b12, low estrogen, low vitamin D, allergy, intolerance or even cancer sores (aphthous ulcers).

You could also have burning mouth or burning tongue syndrome.

Please see both your physician and dentist for an evaluation.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

April 27, 2014 at 7:53am

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