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Scalded Mouth Syndrome and Receiving Social Security Disability

Scalded mouth syndrome is an ailment that is marked by pain in your lips, mouth and/or tongue. You may feel as though your mouth has been burned or scalded with some kind of hot liquid. Scalded mouth syndrome may also be characterized by a bitter or metallic taste in your mouth or a dry or sore mouth. Scalded mouth syndrome is known by other names. It is also referred to as glossodynia, stomatodynia, burning mouth syndrome, burning lips syndrome and burning tongue syndrome. Although anyone of any age can get scalded mouth syndrome, it occurs most of the time in women who are middle-aged and older. It takes place many times in women during and after menopause. About 5% of the population of the United States has scalded mouth syndrome.

Medical problems associated with Scalded Mouth Syndrome

Scalded mouth syndrome may be an indication of other medical problems. It may also be associated with other underlying medical difficulties. Some of these include: If the reason for your scalded mouth syndrome is not known, the ailment is referred to as being idiopathic or primary. This means that scalded mouth syndrome has developed independently of any other medical problem. Scientists believe that scalded mouth syndrome may be connected with sensory and taste nerves of your peripheral or central nervous system.

Secondary conditions of Scalded Mouth Syndrome

When scalded mouth syndrome is caused by another medical condition, it is called secondary scalded mouth syndrome. Underlying conditions that may result in scalded mouth syndrome are:

Risk factors and signs of scalded mouth syndrome

There are some risk factors that may increase your risk of getting scalded mouth syndrome. Some of these include stress, having a high density of the small tongue bumps known as papillae, being a woman over the age of 50, an upper respiratory tract infection, allergic reactions to food, traumatic events in life and previous dental procedures. There are several different signs and symptoms that you may experience with scalded mouth syndrome. Some of these are:
  1. ?  Restlessness that may result in things like irritability, mood changes, anxiety and depression
  2. ?  An increase in thirst
  3. ?  Interference with your sleep
  4. ?  Changes in your eating habits
  5. ?  A bitter or metallic taste in your mouth
  6. ?  Pain that may be spontaneous and gradual but that becomes more severe as the day progresses
  7. ?  Dry mouth
  8. ?  A burning sensation in your tongue, mouth, lips and throat
  9. ?  Changes in the medications that you are taking
  10. ?  A scalded feeling in your mouth
  11. ?  Alterations of your taste
  12. ?  Loss of taste.
You may have become incapacitated and not be able to work due to complications that have developed from scalded mouth syndrome and/or other disorders that you have besides this ailment. If this is the case, are you looking for financial aid? Have you filed for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Have you been turned down? Are you thinking about reapplying or appealing your denial? If you do, you really need the disability lawyer at in your corner. The disability lawyer at can help you receive the disability benefits that you deserve.