Burning Mouth Syndrome – Early? – Get treated For Herpesvirus

CaseĀ  Burning Mouth Syndrome under 6 month old was found to have high herpesvirus DNA in saliva, and improved with herpesvirus treatment (which also cleared the DNA from saliva)

BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Apr 1;2015. pii: bcr2015209488. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-209488.
Burning mouth syndrome due to herpes simplex virus type 1.
Nagel MA(1), Choe A(1), Traktinskiy I(1), Gilden D(2).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25833911

My university does not get above journal so I know no more…

Comment – would be good to treat with Valtrex – maybe regimen for shingles – 1 gm tid x5 days and see what happens…

 

Addendum – had a case that had burning mouth for several weeks. Treated with Valtrex 500 mg tid and Diflucan 1 gm/day for 3 days (though did not look like thrush). Came back a week later much relieved as pain was at least 50% better – I’m sold…

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