Monday, July 14, 2008

Viral Infection of the tongue

Good Evening my friends, well it's been a while since my last post. I am still recovering from the "Pleuritic Pneumonia" today is day 12 of my Prednisone treatment. Before I was hospitalized with the pneumonia I had been complaining about my tongue hurting so much and blistering, I was put on a mouth rinse called "Ny Statin" in sort of helped some but did not clear up the suspected "Thrush". Due to the hospitalization everything else was on hold. I thought by now it would have cleared up it has not. I saw my Pulmonologist on July 2nd. he suggested I see an Ear,Nose & Throat Specialist" I called July an appt for today.

The Dr. looked at my tongue and could not believe how awful it looked ! He wanted to check my throat so he used a spray of lido cane thru my nose and down my throat (to numb it) after 5min. he came back and took this really skinny tubing and put it thru my nose and down my throat to see what was going on, well to my surprise he asked if I had "Acid Reflux" I said yes, but it is not a problem with the med. I am on.

After the exam he explained what was going on, he said well you have a really serious case of what we call "Glossitis" layman's terms A Viral Infection of your tongue ! Geez ! what to do now...well he prescribed a 10 day course of Diflucan, stay on a bland diet, no citruc, no acids, and also increased my acid reflux meds to twice daily. He said the acid was in my throat and was not helping my tongue, amazing isn't it.

Hopefully this med. will work altho he did say it will take a long time for it to heal completely. I have an appt. with the Dr. on the 28th of this month for a follow up.

That is about all for now...until we meet again my friends remember,

Inhale ~~~123


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