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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Goodall
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Vitamin B12: A deficiency in vitamin B12 causes what we call pernicious anemia. The common triad of symptoms are paresthesias (areas of numbness on the body); weak ... Read More
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Dr. Robin Matsukawa
14 years experience Internal Medicine
B-2, B-3, B-5, B-12: The common vitamin deficiencies that are related to enlarged tongue are vitamins b-2 (riboflavin), b-3 (niacin), b-5 (pantothenic acid acid) and b-12 ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Aldrich
13 years experience Dentistry
Floor of Mouth Lumps: Lumps under the tongue can have a multitude of causes. It could be anything from a plugged salivary gland to a cancerous tumor. You need to seek the ... Read More
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Dr. Danny Farmer
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Sublingual gland!: It makes saliva when you are eating to aid digestion as well as swallowing!
Dr. Jeff McFadden
24 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling?: Probably swelling if you had trauma or bit your tongue during your sleep. It could also be a mucocele which is a sac full of mucous that may need dra ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Why?: Why is it swollen? To heal tongue really have to determine the cause of the swelling. Call your dentist for an examination. In the meantime, salt w ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Find the cause: A swollen tongue can be due to a number of different causes. In order to treat it, one needs to know what caused it, which means you should be examine ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be a number: of problems..Most common is an allergic reaction ususally to a food/medication. Since this has serious implications suggest you check this issue ASAP ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Need to be: Seen by a dentist it physician. Do not want obstruction of airway. Possibly an irritation or mild allergic response to foods, fruits or dental produ ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: A swollen tongue is not normal... You need to determine the cause, and then treat it. A tongue that continues to swell can cause respiratory distress.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Seek Rx now: Swollen tongue may be due to numerous causes, some of which may be life threatening. Swollen tongues can cause airway obstruction. Seek professional ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Allergy: Could be as a result of an allergic reaction to certain foods or meds.
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