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Strange thing going on with my mouth.

I was wondering if anyone could help me please. Recently I'be been finding that any food I eat tastes either very salty or very sweet and for the last couple of days food burns my mouth. This only happens when I eat and the rest of the time my mouth just feels normal. A couple of times I noticed the skin coming off the inside of my lips. I've no pain or ulcers and can't see anything different. Do you think this is connected to IBD or just a coincidence.


If you don't see any ulceration it's probably not related and changes in taste and texture could be the result of medications or potentially a viral/bacterial infection.


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I think it can be IBD related. There could be ulcers that you can't see. It wouldn't hurt to get in contact with your GI just to be safe


Super Moderator
In addition to what has already been mentioned, I'd like to add that it may be due to a vitamin deficiency, so get some bloodwork done if you haven't had any recently. I apparently had a vitamin B6 and/or vit B12 deficiency which made my lips go alternately numb & painful, and the skin would peel off of them. When I started supplementing with B vitamins, my lips went back to normal. You mentioned peeling lips so I would definitely encourage you to get your vitamin levels checked! Hopefully it's just something minor and easily treated like that.
Thank you all I really can't say how much I appreciate your replies. I'm waiting for an appointment with my Dr but as it's the good old NHS I will have to wait a while, but your replies have really helped.


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Regular doctor or specialist? If you can be seen sooner by a regular doctor then you could have them order blood work to check for vitamin deficiencies in the meantime. :)
I see my gp next week so well ask him about it. I've been waiting since July for an appointment with my specialist after having a red flag referral to him, sadly the hospital I attend didn't have any gastro cover for a long time so people are having to wait many months for help and I have to say I'm really pissed off about it. I'm just so glad that these last few weeks my symptoms have eased.