A member asked:

What causes the feeling of swallowing your tongue?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Tal Dagan answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

tongue swelling: Tongue swelling is a common feature in an allergic reaction. The release of histamine by allergy mediating cells known as mast cells can cause tongue and face swelling. Other causes include infection, trauma like biting your tongue, growth in the tongue, certain medications, autoimmune disease and a foreign body lodged in the tongue as well as acid reflux from the stomach.

Answered 3/16/2018


Dr. David Mann answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Tongue swell: Tongue swelling is an emergency. Take an antihistamine if you have one and go to emergency room. Ace inhibitor antihypertensive medications (like lisinopril) are known to cause this.

Answered 6/19/2015



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