|I too have burning mouth problems from cunnilingus
May 1, 2009
Doctors seam to ignor people when they say they have burning mouth problems. Why? How can you say "there is nothing wrong with you" when you have symptoms?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Because we are doctors, that's why. Besides what the doctors are saying is that based on your medical history, possibly some laboratory tests and a physical examination there doesn't appear to be anything medically wrong with your mouth. That doesn't mean it doesn't burn and it also doesn't mean there isn't anything wrong some place else that's causing your problem. For instance, frequently when folks feel guilty about engaging in a sexual activity they begin to worry they may have contracted HIV or some other ailment. They then read about "symptoms," like burning mouth or thrush, and BAM, just like that they suddenly think they have it. Just take a read through the archives and you'll get a sense of just how someone's psychosomatic illness really is. We're not saying your symptoms aren't real. We're just saying that it's not related to HIV (or to your canyon yodeling, etc.). If a physician (and even perhaps an ENT specialist providing a second opinion) can find nothing physician wrong with your mouth, you should be evaluated for psychosomatic illness as a cause. Give it a try. It certainly couldn't hurt, right?
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