Airways and lungs
Breathing difficulty (from breathing in the chemical) Throat swelling (which may also cause breathing difficulty)
Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
Severe pain in the throat Severe pain or burning in the nose, eyes, ears, lips, or tongue Vision loss
Heart and blood
Collapse Low blood pressure
Intestinal tract (including stomach and esophagus)
Abdominal pain - severe Blood in the stool Burns of the esophagus (food pipe) Nausea Vomiting, possibly with blood
Convulsions Depression Dizziness Drowsiness Feeling of being drunk (euphoria Headache Loss of alertness (unconsciousness) Seizures Staggering Weakness
Burns Irritation Necrosis (holes) in the skin or underlying tissues
Have you felt like your mouth – whether it’s the tongue, palate, lips or the entire area -- is being scalded? Or have you had the sensation of having a dry mouth and felt increasingly thirsty? Is your mouth sore? Have you seen a change in your sense of taste in that things seem more bitter or metallic? Have you lost your sense of taste?
If so, you may be suffering from burning mouth syndrome – and menopause may be part of the reason that you’ve developed this condition. While uncommon among the general population, burning mouth syndrome does tend to strike women as they go through the menopausal transition and then when they are postmenopausal.
Burning mouth syndrome can last for months or even years. The discomfort often begins during late morning, peaks in the evening and then subsides at night. Some people may experience constant pain while other people report that their pain ebbs at times. Furthermore, many people who have burning mouth syndrome also experi...
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