And heavy scented men's deodorant? This & pack-a -day smoking did it for me. I no longer work at the pharmacy, & try to let people know their perfumes really mess with me. They think I'm a nut, & continue to wear it, so I avoid them
I have had burning mouth for about 7 years. Everything triggers this condition. I believe that chemicals and perfumes worsen my burning mouth. I am currently trying to eliminate all sugars and that is very difficult. I work for a dentist who has informed me that the latest research shows that this auto immune condition is possibly connected to a nerve ending deterioration. I can not live with out a specially compounded mouth wash made with clonazepam. Sometime's my mouth has two open sores at a time and I need to swish this mouth wash just to be able to talk. I see a mouth specialist at the Brigham and Women's Hosp in Boston. Her name is Dr Sook Bin Wu. I see her to make sure the lesions are not cancer and to get refills. She and my dentist have very little information about this condition. I have been told that there is NO correlation between burning mouth and cancer. That does not really console me because my best friend died from tongue cancel. She never smoked and many oral cancers are HPV related. So if you have a child make sure you get them vaccinated against the HPV virus. I now chew gum to help with the pain and it works sometimes. I have cut back to one cup of coffee. I find that lemon cookies really hurt and that only fine dark chocolate doesn't trigger a really bad episode. No joke- nestle's and other inexpensive chocolate hurts my mouth. I hope some researcher out there can help us some day.
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