(CBS) — Imagine your mouth feeling like it’s on fire — all the time. You have no idea why; it simply burns.
As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, it’s the painful reality for millions of people who suffer from “burning mouth syndrome.”
Her lips, tongue and mouth appear just fine, but soon after Kelli Rourke wakes up every morning, the burning sets in.
“When I say burning, I don’t mean like a scratchy throat or a sore throat. I mean burning,” she says.
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Rourke has suffered from this pain for more than five years. It started after she had some dental work, but her dentist could not find a cause. After many tests, her diagnosis was burning mouth syndrome, or BMS.
“It started out for me with a burning in the back of the throat up into the upper back of the palate,” she…
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