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Allergic Reaction Swollen Tongue
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
Not always: I am answering the question that i often get about armpit stinging with deodorant, this can be immunoglobulin e mediated allergy or cell mediated allergy (delayed type hypersensitivity, or type IV sensitivity) or merely irritation. A patch test can determine delayed type hypersensitivity, ige allergy is less commonly tested, irritation is diagnosed by the lack of other mechanisms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have bit of swelling, itching, burning on gums, roof mouth and tongue from Oral
Allergy Syndrome, could throat swell/close or anaphylactic reaction?
Unlikely: Oral allergy syndrome per se is highly unlikely to cause any throat closure. However avoidance of the offending food or fruit is still the best treatment. ...Read more
No: Swollen lips are not always secondary to an allergic reaction. This can occur after exposure to food allergy or another allergic trigger but it can also occur secondary to increased histamine release with no known cause. Other causes include underlying autoimmunity and inflammation. There are hereditary causes that also lead to swelling where a patient may not have associated itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Swollen uvula: Any allergy can cause swelling of the delicate tissues on the inside of the nose and mouth. Usually, the nose is more affected than the mouth, but the uvula can swell, although a less common place for swelling to occur with manifestation of allergy. ...Read more
Allergy to insect bi: Most of the allergies to insect bites caue local reaction and itching.But some people have severe reaction to insect bites and stings especially bee stings.This is a life threatening allergic reaction and is called anaphylaxis, this can cause breathing difficulty and is an emergency.Need to be treated with Epipen (epinephrine) injection and emergency treatment. ...Read more
Allergy eyes: Rinse the eyes to wash out the allergen. Consider an over the counter allergy tablet. Prescription allergy eye drops will help. Ice compresses. Try to remove the allergen (vacuum, dust, wash sheets and pillows). Consult an eye MD and an allergist. Severe cases may require steroids and an epi pen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sulfa allergy: Drug allergic reactions can take on many forms including: hives, swelling, blistering, dry itchy patches, non itchy red flat or slightly raised areas. To determine if a rash is related to a medication typically requires reviewing when a medication was started, when the rash started, other medications taken, infection being treated etc. There is no allergy test for sulfa. ...Read more
Shouldn't prednisone be prescribed in titrated doses? I am 76 years old. Last week i was taken to the ER with an acute allergic reaction (hives, swollen tongue, etc.). The physician prescribed prednisone 40 mg q. D. X 4. A nurse told me that prednisone
Workup and Mgt: Usually a short course of prednisone does not need to be titrated, unless you have a medical condition that necessitates this. I would suggest that you have an Epi Pen at home and with you, with instructions for its use. In addition, it is important to know what triggered this reaction and to avoid the triggers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have never had a swollen tongue. And I have no allergies. But for no reason i'm afraid of getting a swollen tongue. What is it ? Anxiety?
If you have no tongue disease, and no allergies at all. Then its not possible to get a swollen tongue? Afraid it will swell, and that i die. Anxiety?
Illness Anxiety D/O: It sounds like you could be dealing with Hypochondriasis, which is now termed "Illness Anxiety Disorder" in the new DSM V. Anxiety focuses on fears of having or acquiring a serious illness, although symptoms may not be present or are mild in intensity. There is high anxiety about health, and preoccupation with the risk of developing a condition is disproportionate to actual risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have health anxiety. Never experienced swollen tongue. I'm afraid of swollen tongue. How likely is this to occur? Have no allergies (food, etc) fear?
Trust your DR : Trust yourself and above all, trust god! try not to focus on yourself and your health but on other activities like exercise, engaging in sports , helping others especially those in need. Comparing yourself with other people who are crippled , amputees, intubated , comatose etc, consider yourself so fortunate and blessed. May god bless you :))). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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!
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
I had an adverse reaction to bactrium. I started getting flu like symptoms, visibly swollen lymph nodes in neck thatmoved to hives and swollen tongue. I am still gettingintermittent hives/swollen tongue, 9 days after the last pill.Is it normal?
Evaluate: airway swelling can be quite dangerous. Please stop wearing your appliance and call your Dentist immediately. Swelling may be due to mechanical irritation or, more rarely, an allergic reaction. Differential diagnosis is required. Please call your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I developed 30+ food allergies in 1 year. Reactions include difficulty breathing, pounding heart, swollen tongue, coughing fit, etc. I was healthy until i developed allergies. What could be going on?
Common: Unfortunately food allergies are quite common. If you develop many of them, i recommend you see an allergist to make sure you don't have an underlying condition like lupus and also to treat you for hypersensitivy syndromes and to teach you what to avoid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen tongue: You may be having a slowly evolving allergic reaction such as urticaria, hives or angioedema. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help but this may progress to complete airway obstruction or aspiration of saliva. It may also be a pharyngeal mass or abscess that needs treatment. You need to be seen in the ER at once. Please don't delay. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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