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Tongue swelling at night

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
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
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Many possibilities: I would recommend seeing your doctor so that you can be tested for possible causes of angioedema.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
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
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 35 years experience
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 Internal Medicine - Allergy & 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Tongue Swelling: Possible causes of tongue swelling: acromegaly, allergic reaction to food or medicine, amyloidosis, angioedema, beckwith syndrome, cancer o... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Months: Three to six weeks for 50 - 75 % reduction. 6 - 12 months for almost all residual soft tissue swelling to resolve
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