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possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
Allergy: Could be as a result of an allergic reaction to certain foods or meds.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Swollen tongue: By far the most common cause is an acute allergic reaction (called "angioedema"). This is usually painless but may interfere with breathing. Other causes include infection (glossitis), benign tumors (neurofibromas), vitamin deficiency, underactive thyroid, infiltrative diseases (eg. Amyloidosis), and certain very rare congenital causes (beckwith-weideman syndrome).
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do you get a swollen tongue to go down without going to the doctor?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
YOU DON'T: A doctor is needed to determine the cause and give you the proper treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: swollen tongue?

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Dr. Babak Larian
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Swollen tongue: Swollen tongue is just a description of a tongue that has become larger then previously, this can happen because infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, a tumor growing inside of it , etc...
A 31-year-old member asked:

What should I do/take for a swollen tongue?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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 help now.
A 50-year-old male asked:

Is swollen tongue a symptom of lou gehrig's disease?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Lucombe
Dentistry 23 years experience
Not directly: They is some evidence that shows damage to parts of the brain resulting from the disease causing swallowing difficulty but not necessarily from hypertrophy of the tongue.

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