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dry mouth and swollen tongue

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
The tongue indents: Are not uncommon and are usually caused by your tongue constantly lying alongside or rubbing on the inside of your lower teeth. The dry mouth can be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not HIV: The antigen-antibody (AgAb) HIV tests -- fourth generation etc -- are among the most accurate diagnostic tests that exist, for any medical condition. ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Salivary stone?: If the swelling is actually under the tongue on that side she may have a large sublingual salivary stone that is blocking a duct. This can be confirme ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Get seen: There is not enough information to determine the cause or offer an opinio.How much swelling,meds that you are on and what the sore looks like.Best to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Need more info: How long, is it painful, does it come and go? Please resend with information or see your md.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Appelblatt
43 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes and no: Most people with dry mouth are actually irritating their lips and tongue without realizing it, given that the tongue has a mind of its own. Is it ok w ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are several possible causes. Certain meds can cause a dry mouth. Sjogren's syndrome is also a common cause.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Dry Mouth: Can also cause the symptoms mentioned. Use non alcoholic mouth rinse and drink non sugary fluids to moisten the throat and mouth. Observe though if th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will he ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Xerostomia (dry mouth), makes the oral mucosa more vulnerable to frictional damage as the lubricating function of saliva is lost, and mucosal atrophy ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Powitzky
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Glossitis: There are many possibilities including tooth paste allergy, vitamin deficiency, dry mouth, yeast overgrowth, medication effect, poor dentition, and es ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Judd Pryde
25 years experience Travel Medicine
Side effects: Common side effect for many medications or your getting exposure to some chemical.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Soreness: It appears that you may be developing a viral illness of the mouth.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Oral Symptoms!!: Good day; Require more information before offering possible diagnosis and treatment.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
An outbreak. : Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
You tell us: What do your tests tell you? This symptom us not in any way a sign of a new or early HIV infection. This is not how HIV presents.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Oral Thrush?: It could be a fungal infection (Candidiasis) or a host of other things. See your dentist to find out.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Possible Candida: also called Yeast Infection. Please see your doctor. IF it is candida he/she will help you clear it up. If something else you will find out and get ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
44 years experience Dentistry
Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to get this evaluated. Then he can treat this or refer you to another specialist.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Possible virus: These can all be symptoms of herpes virus. See your dentist to check your mouth.
A member asked:
Dr. Sean Agazanof
10 years experience Pharmacology
Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Heartburn?: Gastric reflux can cause this as well as obstructive sleep apnea. Do either of these apply to you?

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