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A 43-year-old member asked:

Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 10 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 45 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).
Last updated Nov 2, 2020


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