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Odd tingling in tongue
suzgrrl posted:
I recently began chiropractic treatments for shoulder and arm pain. The chiropractor is very experienced, and uses an activator. I've only been for three treatments. He does use the activator on my neck. Now, I'm noticing an odd tingling on the tip of my nose and on my tongue, mostly on the left, but my whole tongue just feels...odd, like it's dry and fuzzy. Should I be worried? Should I stop the treatment? I have also been going to physical therapy and using ice and anti-inflammatories and I have noticed improvement, so maybe I should just stick with those modalities?
lifes responded:
Anti-inflammatory medications have drying effects for mucous membranes. This effect would be worsened in dry heat or dry air conditioning. Dryness of the mouth, throat, and nose can cause tongue dryness and "fuzziness". Make sure with any anti-inflammatory med that you drink extra water. Biotene Mouthwash /Rinse can also relieve dry mouth.

As a precaution, you should mention the symptoms to your prescribing doctor and the chiropractor, so they can rule out any other problems that might be causing this.


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