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Have bit of swelling, itching, burning on gums, roof mouth and tongue from Oral Allergy Syndrome, could throat swell/close or anaphylactic reaction?

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 (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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Can pollen allergy cause swollen uvula?

Can pollen allergy cause swollen uvula?

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

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Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

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 more

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What will cause hives, and lip / eye swelling besides allergic reactions?

What will cause hives, and lip / eye swelling besides allergic reactions?

Many possibilities: Possible causes for hives and swelling are numerous and include allergic reactions, infections, autoimmune diseases, thyroid disease, etc. Unfortunately, the cause for such symptoms is often difficult to find--for these cases, the symptoms are termed "idiopathic.". ...Read more

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Swelling (bumps) on gums, roof mouth and tongue. Itch and burn. Occurs during allergy season. Can these be symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome?

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

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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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Is lip swelling considered allergic reaction?

Is lip swelling considered allergic reaction?

Most likely: As i answered the question on tongue swelling there are several factors that cause swelling, allergic reactions being one. This needs to be evaluated by a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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Throat and tongue swelling after eating?

Throat and tongue swelling after eating?

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

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Food allergy reaction on Thurs. Sore throat, lip swells, incr. congestion. On Sat, felt like gland in neck swollen, drainage continued. Still allergy?

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

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Can you get swelling on gums, tongue, roof of mouth, and lips from Oral Allergy Syndrome?

Can you get swelling on gums, tongue, roof of mouth, and lips from Oral Allergy Syndrome?

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

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Rashes on the arms and throat swelling? Signs of allergic reactions?

Rashes on the arms and throat swelling?  Signs of allergic reactions?

Possibly: More information is needed to be sure. Should seek the evaluation of an ENT of allergist. ...Read more

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Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

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 more

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Can chewing gum cause an allergic reaction?

Can chewing gum cause an allergic reaction?

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 more

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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

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

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I have facial swelling from allergic reaction?

I have facial swelling from allergic reaction?

Could be: One form of abrupt onset facial swelling called Angioedema may or may not be caused by allergy, certain medications like Lisinopril or more commonly by poorly understood factors. There may be other causes like low thyroid that can be investigated. ...Read more

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What will take down swelling and reduce itchiness from allergic reaction on lips?

What will take down swelling and reduce itchiness from allergic reaction on lips?

Time: Time is the best healer of an allergic reaction. Supportive treatment with anti-histamine medications such as diphenhydramine (benadryl) also helps. Also, drink plenty of fluids. ...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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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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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.?

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.

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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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

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

?: The real question is why are you afraid of a swollen tongue? Has it happened in the past, and if so from what? If not, then maybe you should seek some counseling to determine why you have this fear. ...Read more

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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 more

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What is causing my tongue swelling?

What is causing my tongue swelling?

Many possibilities: I would recommend seeing your doctor so that you can be tested for possible causes of angioedema. ...Read more

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What causes tongue swelling?

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 more

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What are some ways to reduce tongue swelling?

What are some ways to reduce tongue swelling?

Tongue swelling: You need to try to identify the diagnosis and if appropriate the cause. Start with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What causes tongue swelling a year after it was pierced?

What causes tongue swelling a year after it was pierced?

It depends: But the most likely problems are infection or a contact allergy to the stud. ...Read more

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Average time for tongue swelling to go down after partial glossectomy?

Average time for tongue swelling to go down after partial glossectomy?

Months: Three to six weeks for 50 - 75 % reduction. 6 - 12 months for almost all residual soft tissue swelling to resolve ...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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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