If you are looking to temporarily decrease
the surface burning sensation on the tongue, there is topical lidocaine
available for oral use.
I have used this product for times when the
burning is particularly bothersome, and just want to get some brief
respite from the pain. It does not effect any of the deeper pain,
but can eliminate some of the surface sensation.
It is available on the web at:
The effects of long term use are unknown. I have
tried to use it sparingly, although I have no evidence that more
aggressive use would be detrimental.
If you try this product, let us know what you think.
Eventually I will have the survey section up for this purpose, but for
now, just add your comments to the discussion board.
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above. If there is another source of this type of treatment, please
let me know, and I will be glad to post it. Contact the Webmaster
through the link below.