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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is my swollen tongue caused by medication?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sorry, we can't: It might be. It could also be a food allergy, a growth, or an infection. This needs to be physically evaluated. Please call an oral surgeon for an appointment.

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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).

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