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Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

Number of Causes: of a tongue swelling include infections, allergies, injuries and systemic disorders, just to name a few. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a swollen tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Allergy: Could be as a result of an allergic reaction to certain foods or meds. ...Read more

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Why am i getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Why am i getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Swollen tongue: Impossible to say without an examination. A swollen tongue can occur due to injury, different diseases, or tumors. See your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best exercise for a swollen tongue?

Help please? What is the best exercise for a swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue?: There is no exercise to treat a swollen tongue. See your primary care physician, an ENT specialist or an oral surgeon to find out why it's swollen. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I get frequent tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

I get frequent  tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

See a doctor?: Have you seen a doctor about this? If not, it would seem like a wise thing to do to help determine what is the cause, and of course how to minimize or eliminate this problem. ...Read more

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What to do for a swollen tongue from drinking too much water?

What to do for a swollen tongue from drinking too much water?

Wrong Conclusion: A swollen tongue does not result from drinking too much water. The tongue is a muscle and does not absorb water. ...Read more

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Can a swollen mandibular on right jaw be connected to a swollen tongue? In what way?

Can a swollen mandibular on right jaw be connected to a swollen tongue? In what way?

Salivary Glands: Infection. The symptoms that indicate a salivary gland infection include redness or swelling over your jaw in front of your ears, below your jaw, your tongue or on the bottom of your mouth. If you have increased fever, trouble breathing or swallowing, see your GP immediately. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a swollen tongue? Does sleep apnea play a part and is there any treatment?

What can be the cause of a swollen tongue?  Does sleep apnea play a part and is there any treatment?

The simple answer: is that an enlarged tongue can occur with several conditions including obesity leading to an obstruction of the airway and OSA. Weight loss can sometimes result in remediation of "macroglossia" and help with OSA. The tongue will not shrink if the problem is due to some other condition like acromegaly, hypothyroidism, vascular malformation, neurofibromatosis, mucopolysaccaridosis, MEN or angioedema ...Read more

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Birth control pills and swollen tongue. Is it the birth control even though I have taken only one so far, or an allergic reaction?

Birth control pills and swollen tongue. Is it the birth control even though I have taken only one so far, or an allergic reaction?

Maybe: A swollen tongue usually is indicative of some type of allergic reaction. If you experienced the swelling just after taking the pill you may be allergic to an ingredient in the pill. Or you may have been exposed to some other allergen in something you ate. Either way an allergic reaction that causes your tongue to swell can be dangerous and you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can be causing a swollen tongue also middle of the night not able to breath through mouth. Feeling of the airway in chest closed.

What can be causing a  swollen tongue also middle of the night not able to breath through mouth. Feeling of the airway in chest closed.

Allergic reaction: Acute allergy can cause swelling that can block your airway, creating a potentially dangerous situation. Sudden onset after a particular type of food is ingested or medication taken may suggest this. This is an urgent issue requiring immediate attention. If this has been going on for awhile and is more chronic, you may have obstructive pharyngeal anatomy. Which may be associated with apnea. ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Not much: Inflammation from trauma (biting your tongue) will not go away with antibiotic. You need anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen (for discomfort as well) and ....Ice. The cold will decrease the swelling and pressure. It is a strong muscle with lots of blood flow so it shouldn't take long and it should start to go down. ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Take it easy: Best thing i can tell you is to take it easy and see a dentist if you're concerned. Warm saltwater rinses and bring careful to avoid re-biting it typically do the trick. Antibiotics are seldom needed for things like this, but it could be possible. ...Read more

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If your afraid of food allergies, and tongue swelling, and have don't have allergies, and have never experienced swollen tongue. Is it a phobia then?

If your afraid of food allergies, and tongue swelling, and have don't have allergies, and have never experienced swollen tongue. Is it a phobia then?

Food allergy: While many people have adverse reactions to foods, only about 2-3% of adults have true food allergies where tongue swelling may occur. Other symptoms that are more common than tongue swelling is mouth itching, mild lip swelling, hives and GI symptoms. It's important to enjoy food, if you experience symptoms an allergist can help identify if there is an allergy or not. ...Read more

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How can I heal a swollen tongue?

How can I heal a swollen tongue?

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 water rinses 3x/day. ...Read more

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How can I treat a swollen tongue?

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 examined by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Swollen tongue what does it mean?

Swollen tongue what does it mean?

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 with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How do I fix my painful swollen tongue?

See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested. ...Read more

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What should I do about a swollen tongue?

What should I do about a swollen tongue?

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 products. But better be safe. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Swollen Tongue (Definition)

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 ...Read more