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Norwegian Researchers Investigate Treatment for Burning Mouth Syndrome


Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a persistent condition characterized by a recurring burning sensation within the oral cavity, sometimes accompanied by tingling and alterations in taste perception. The clinical manifestations of BMS share similarities with other neuropathic pain disorders. Although study concerning this condition has been limited, a research initiative undertaken at the University of Oslo Faculty of Dentistry in Norway offers promise for a novel therapeutic approach. Researchers looked at the effectiveness of capsaicin gel. Capsaicin is a natural compound found in chili peppers. The Norwegian research team is currently working on creating a carrier that can sustain the presence of capsaicin in the mouth. This carrier must possess the necessary properties to adhere to the mucous membrane effectively so the therapeutic is not washed away by saliva. Click here to read more. 

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