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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and tongue swelling because of the food i eat. I have no food allergy, or other allergies. Phobia?

I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and tongue swelling because of the food i eat. I have no food allergy, or other allergies. Phobia?

Still? Again?: Did you talk to your counselor yet? Fears are primarily irrational concerns about things that may or may not happen. It is impossible to predict if you will ever have an allergy or an injury or a syndrome that may validate your fears. I would seek a consultation with a therapist to help you understand and control the irrational thoughts. Worrying about it will not change any outcome. ...Read more

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Can spring allergies cause tongue swelling? My right back side of my tongue is swollen and painful when I do anything, even swallowing

Can spring allergies cause tongue swelling? My right back side of my tongue is swollen and painful when I do anything, even swallowing

Possible: Allergies can cause anywhere in the mouth, nose, throat and neck area to swell. See a doctor if you are progressively getting worse. ...Read more

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Sudden half side tongue swelling no allergies found.?

Sudden half side tongue swelling no allergies found.?

See allergist: who can help you sort out the cause and formulate a treatment plan especially when antihistamine failed. If you have any respiratory problem at all, rush to the ER immediately. You have not provided enough information for us to know if this may be from a drug reaction. ...Read more

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I don't have food allergies, or other allergies. How likely is it that my tongue will swell? Afraid of tongue swelling. This fear came out of the blue.

Very unlikely.: Tongues do not swell without a cause and it sounds to me that you have no causative factors. This worry you have is therefore unfounded and if it continues you should consider some counseling to help dismiss this fear. Life is magnificent if you can allow yourself to see it! ...Read more

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Cause and cure for gross tongue swelling? What are allergies cause it. I heard from a doctor that farmers used to get it ?

Cause and cure for gross tongue swelling? What are allergies cause it. I heard from a doctor that farmers used to get it ?

Stop the cause: There are several causes but narrowing it down depends on whether it is acute and then goes away or whether it persists for days, weeks, or months. Acute: food allergy, ace-inhibitor medication, other medication reactions. Persistent: amyloidosis, cancer, acromegaly, nutritional problems. Usually, you would know if a food caused it because it would swell as soon as it touched the tongue. ...Read more

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What might cause tongue swelling at the time of menstruation each month? Not on any meds and have had allergy tests.

Consult an allergist: Tongue swelling can be a serious issue and the onset with menses is suggestive of a hormonal component . However it is only prudent for you to consult an allergist to get evaluated for other potential causes as well. ...Read more

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Can a tongue just start to swell ? For no reason, and with no allergies ? I have a fear of this. Fear of not breathing because of tongue swelling.

Can a tongue just start to swell ? For no reason, and with no allergies ? I have a fear of this. Fear of not breathing because of tongue swelling.

Tongue swelling: If it makes you feel any better, you may still be able to breathe if your tongue is swollen, but you may not be able to talk well. Tongue swelling usually can happen with a hereditary condition, but you will have many members of your family who have swelling of their skin or face. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Tongue Swelling (Definition)

Tongue swelling may occur due to infection, autoimmune disease, trauma to the tongue, ...Read more