Enduring Mouth and Tongue Infection

Posted by M (UK) on 12/30/2012

Hi Ted, I noticed your comments on Earth Clinic and wondered if you would be able to give me some advice as I have seen several doctors in the UK and all are perplexed at and find it difficult to provide a solution to my ailments.

I've rather been through the mill this past year here is a brief summary of my symptoms and the treatments that I have had [omitted]. I thought it best to give you a list of the practitioners that I have seen for the various ailments so that you have a complete background. This has been going on for over a year.

Current symptoms: Base of tongue furry, white and sore as well as dry eyes which I have suffered from for years. Dry mucous in nose (bogeys)

Dry and sore tongue and throat wakes me up several times during the night. I think that I breathe through my mouth at night when I'm asleep as my nose is quite dry and often blocked and over the years this has become a habit. Pains in ribs when I sit in the same position for too long. I currently do not drink alcohol, but when I do it makes my mouth much worse.

I was hoping that you may be able to give me some advice, you have responded to many people regarding controlling their acidity levels and wondered if this may apply to me?

Many thanks in advance.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Well, first thing is how's the pH of the tongue, what's the fasting blood sugar, and one hour after meal blood sugar? I suspect it is a simple fungus infection accelerated with pH of the saliva below 7, for sure, and at least the one hour after meal blood sugar is over 90 mg/dL. The best thing to lower the saliva pH is the potassium citrate, in pure form it is 1/4 teaspoon once or twice a day after a meal. Possible problem with iodine deficiency, but selenium and vitamin E, must be taken first for one week, to begin maybe SSKI, 5 drops before sleep [start with half a drop and increase slowly], or at least seaweed or kelp if SSKI is not available. The fungus may be prevented if blood sugar is normal after meals if not, take something simple, gymnema siyvestre 400 mg x 2 and chromium chloride 10 drops x 2, to normalize, and lysine to prevent infection from spreading, and at least N acetyl cysteine before sleep to prevent sore throat, as people who have this have low N acetyl cysteine. A deficiency in saliva, particularly amylase, which may be prevented by iodine SSKI, and some digestive enzymes, or just B50 for liver to provide various organs of enzymes, to break down. B50 is also known to prevent sore mouth, particularly the B2, riboflavin. The one deficiency i have found is molybdenum, in form of sodium molybdate, which prevents fungal overgrowth and it's the prime nutrients for other invading bacteria (bad ones) to persist in the mouth. Sodium molybdate is one pinch a day for a month should be sufficient. That's my opinion of course.