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Allergy Tongue Swelling
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
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
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
Dentist asap!: You many have one or more dental problems. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough evaluation. Your symptoms of trouble swallowing and swelling are of particular concern. If you have an infection, which is likely, it can spread and progress rapidly, and may cause serious complications. It can even turn into a life threatening episode! emergency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling (bumps) on gums, roof mouth and tongue. Itch and burn. Occurs during allergy season. Can these be symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome?
Yes: moderate to severe oral allergy syndrome can result in some oral swelling. severe cases can even cause anaphylaxis. it is always important to understand the combination of environmental and food sensitivities contributing to the symptoms and to find out if carrying epinephrine is advisable. ...Read more
Allergic Reaction: Sounds like it's probably an allergic reaction to something you ate. An antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful if it is mild. If more severe you must call an ambulance and get to an emergency room asap. Please make note of all the things you ate and along with your doctor figure out what may have caused it. The next time it could be much worse. ...Read more
Food allergy reaction on Thurs. Sore throat, lip swells, incr. congestion. On Sat, felt like gland in neck swollen, drainage continued. Still allergy?
No: possibly infection, please visit your doctor, first to check whether you have an upper respiratory infection, and to tell him about the food allergy you had, you want to something like Epipen (epinephrine) handy, and to know which foods to avoid, you might need as well evaluation by an allergist, good luck ...Read more
Oral Allergic Signs: Yes, swelling and redness of the gums, tongue or other oral structures can be a sign of allergy especially if the onset is sudden. The allergic reaction can continue on to serious respiratory or other systemic manifestations so you should seek medical care right away. ...Read more
Possibly: More information is needed to be sure. Should seek the evaluation of an ENT of allergist. ...Read more
Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a physician right away. Do you take any other medications? This might be an interaction. List the medications you take in your post. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Something in the gum: Gum...Like any other substance or food is made of many different ingredients. So..There may be some chemical or natural product in the gum that you may be allergic to. Like strawberry flavored gum or licorice. If you know you have an allergy to something then don't chew the gum with that item in it. Go see an allergist if you are worried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can spring allergies cause tongue swelling? My right back side of my tongue is swollen and painful when I do anything, even swallowing
Hello. No allergies what so ever.. Im afraid of tongue swelling. Is this just fear? Never experienced swollen tongue, or allergic reactions to food!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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!
Just took an food allergy (nuts, fish, soy, etc) and pollen allergy. It was all negative. Any reason to fear tongue swelling? Afraid og swollen tongue
I have never had a swollen tongue, nor have i ever had any allergies. Have health anxiety, and afraid of tongue swelling and allergy. Irrational fear?
Yes but you are ok: If you have no food allergies and no history of swelling then worrying about your tongue swelling up is just.....Worry. Of course we have all heard of patients with food allergies having intra or peri oral swelling but it is quite rare and most patients are well aware of their food sensitivities and allergies.. Smile and enjoy life and worry about those things you can change or need to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 weeks: If that is your true problem. It may be from something else. ...Read more
Many things: Dr. Kwok's answer is thorough. Keep in mind tongue swelling *can* be a life threatening problem if severe. If you have severe swelling, feel like you are having trouble breathing, call 911 or head to the er. If you take an ace-inhibitor (lisinopril or other -pril medicine) make sure you get this checked out asap as those medicines can cause a very rare but serious allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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