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I have mild to moderate left-side UC diagnosed last October. Symptoms abated after steroid and mezalaline treatment but I’m now in a flare after taking antibotics for another condition.
I saw my UC doctor and he increased my mezalazine dosage to be reviewed in two months time to see how things are and whether I need steroids again.
I have developed a thick yellow white coating on my tongue. GP’s initial reaction was that it was thrush resulting from the antibiotics, prescribed an antifungal in the form of a mouth wash (Nystatin) and took swabs for analysis. I have tested negative for thrush so no surprise that he Nystatin hasn’t made any difference.
So I still have the tongue coating, my tongue and lips are burning and I have a nasty, bitter taste in my mouth. On top of this, I have now started to notice red spots like small blisters at the back of my tongue.
I can’t get a GP appt til next week. I’ve just spoken to someone on the helpline at Crohns and Colitis UK and they tell me 1 in 25 people with UC have oral symptons involving mouth sores but no mention of this thick coating, burning or bitter taste. My UC doctor’s secretary is away so I am unable to speak to him or get an appointment to see him.
Does anyone else have oral symptoms with their UC? Do the symptoms sound similar to mine and and how are they treated? Thanks.
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