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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Ludwig's Angina: Emergency ! emergency ! emergency ! needs to be seen immediately to prevent asphyxiation. Have his physician(s) and or dentist determine cause of swel ... Read More
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Sleep test: Could be obstructive sleep apnea. Does he stop breathing and gasp during sleep?
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Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Swelling tongue: If you are saying that he never had this before and all of a sudden it happened then i would lead to allergic rxn of some kind. If it happened and ke ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
A few possibilities: Tongue swelling, either part or all of the tongue, can be due to many causes, such as: allergic reactions (may be a 911 emergency), irritants (chewing ... Read More
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Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many things: Dr. Kwok's answer is thorough. Keep in mind tongue swelling *can* be a life threatening problem if severe. If you have severe swelling, feel like yo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many possibilities: I would recommend seeing your doctor so that you can be tested for possible causes of angioedema.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A long time: Tongue swelling can continue for hours or days if the cause of the swelling is not removed or avoided. For example, if penicillin allergy is causing ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Nothing: Nothing works for tongue swelling - not epinephrine, antihistamines, steroids, etc. - all you can do is wait for the swelling to go down, and see an a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Diagnosis: The first step is to have someone evaluate your tongue and to provide a diagnosis so that the proper treatment can be initiated.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Tongue swelling: You need to try to identify the diagnosis and if appropriate the cause. Start with your primary care physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends on origin: Of tongue swelling. If tumor, needs to be biopsied. If trauma from biting and woulds have been repaired swelling should be over in a week usually.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
See MD!: Tongue swelling can be caused by multiple causes including, allergy; some rare diseases; trauma (such as inadvertently biting the tongue); dental prob ... Read More
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