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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have health anxiety. Never gotten swollen tongue. I'm afraid of tongue swelling. How likely is this to occur? No food allergies, or other allergies!
Unlikely: Swollen tongue is not common. It can occur if you are allergic to a particular type of food. If you avoid these foods, it should not happen. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
"after healing? ": Whet needed to heal. Please return to your treating dentist for evaluation. Probably easily resolved. ...Read more
Sore and swollen: Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately we can't see, diagnose or treat you over the internet. Start by seeing a dentist for an exam and diagnosis. He\she may need to refer you to a physician if necessary. Feel better soon. ...Read more
Yes: If you have an allergy to nylon, contact to nylon with your tongue can produce an inflamed reaction. Your tongue could swell due to this reaction. I would think it would have to be a direct contact only. ...Read more
Doctor's office 1st: I would first go to the doctor's office and have it checked. I t may not need any type of hospital setting, just possibly a swab or biopsy in the office depending on the history and severity. ...Read more
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