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What causes swelling under the tongue?

What causes swelling under the tongue?

Salivary Gland: One possible cause is salivary gland blockage. Other causes are infections, cysts, and possible cancers. Have evaluated by health care provider. ...Read more

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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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Is it healthy to have bumps under the tongue?

Is it healthy to have bumps under the tongue?

Bumps under tongue: It all depends on what they are. They may be mucoceles, which are clear, fluid filled sacs that usually heal on their own. Or they may be canker sores or oral cancer.
If they have been there longer than 10 days, or if they are painful, you should have them examined by a dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is liquid B-12 under the tongue every day as good as B-12 shots once a month.?

Is liquid B-12 under the tongue every day as good as B-12 shots once a month.?

Good route: Vitamin B12 is water soluble. It is administered orally in tablets and on skin in creams. There is a tablet that can be taken sublingually (under tongue). I would address your concerns with your doctor to assure proper dosage. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like under tongue or is it possible for it to be under the tongue?

What does herpes look like under tongue or is it possible for it to be under the tongue?

Probably not herpes: This is an unusual location for herpes. If you don't have painful sores, herpes is unlikely. See a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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What does a clear pointy bump under the tongue mean? It's near the tip directly in the middle.

What does a clear pointy bump under the tongue mean? It's near the tip directly in the middle.

Reasons: There are many reasons for clear fluid-containings lesions in the mouth, almost all of them perfectly benign, just annoying. Why don't your ask your Dentist to take a look, provide you with peace of mind, and advise you as to any treatment that may be necessary other than Tincture of Time. ...Read more

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Pain under the tongue and left side, and also pain under the deep of the tounge. What is the reason for this?

See OMS ASAP.: Pain in the floor of the mouth and the deep tongue can be caused by different things and none are good. Consult a oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Pain can be due to salivary gland problems, trauma, or even oral cancer. Go and get evaluated asap ...Read more

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When I run I have a pain under the tongue.

When I run I have a pain under the tongue.

Salvary/ muscle: Without the benefit of an exam or xrays it is impossible to diagnose your problem. I would advise you to see an oral surgeon and be prepared to answer some question. Do you have the pain only while running. Do you have a similar pain when getting ready to eat. Do you clench your jaw while running. Do you wear a mouthguard. You need to determine if your problem is glandular or muscular in nature. ...Read more

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Do allergy drops under the tongue actually work?

Often they do: The debate on allergy drops is still out. Some studies show they work, others show they are not that beneficial. They are often used by naturopaths. Mainstream medicine has yet to accept them for widespread use in allegic patients. ...Read more

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Are the under the tongue immunizations available yet?

Are the under the tongue immunizations available yet?

Sublingual allergy: Yes - this technology is available in many areas. Call around and check with allergy and ENT doctors in your area. ...Read more

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When I run I have a pain under the tongue. What can cause this?

Tongue pain: Could be a variety of things, from salivary gland obstruction to heart disease. If it only occurs during exercise, see your physician for a stress test. If it occurs with eating, see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bump under the tongue from zinc losonges?

What to do if I have a bump under the tongue from zinc losonges?

Bump under tongue: I'm not convinced the "bump" is from zinc lozenges. Some bumps are normal anatomy and others aren't. The only way to know for sure is to have a dentist take a loot at it. Regardless, any bumps or unusual lesions that last more than two weeks should be looked at by a dentist! ...Read more

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How can a growth under the tongue be treated, & diagnosed as cancer?

How can a growth under the tongue be treated, & diagnosed as cancer?

Initial treatment: Would involve clinical assessment and possible biopsy, either excisional or incisional, for oral pathology experts to study and diagnose. If u have a lesion, don't delay! (lsu dental school has an excellent oral pathology dept. See dr jim weir or one of his coworkers). ...Read more

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What is the area under the tongue called and why would it be swollen?

What is the area under the tongue called and why would it be swollen?

Floor of mouth: The most prominent structure in the floor of the mouth is the openings to the ducts for the submandibular glands. Sometimes the saliva glands can get infected or obstructed with a stone and swell. This is most common with dehydration. If painful or there is a lump there see an ent. If slightly swollen could try increased fluid intake and sucking on hard candy. ...Read more

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What causes a watery blister under the tongue?

What causes a watery blister under the tongue?

Salivary Gland: A translucent watery blister under the tongue is most likely a mucous retention cyst, mucocele, or ranula which occurs when the duct of a salivary gland becomes occluded. The gland continues to produce saliva and cannot empty into the mouth, resulting in a ballooning effect of the duct or gland depending on the location of the blockage. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a cyst under the tongue?

What would you do to get rid of a cyst under the tongue?

Oral surgeon: An oral surgeon can excise or enucleate your cyst. This is not a diy project, no more than an extraction, tonsillectomy, or appendectomy. Call an oral surgeon for an appointment. ...Read more

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Does 1.25mg propecia (finasteride) work better if taken under the tongue?

Does 1.25mg propecia (finasteride) work better if taken under the tongue?

No: Propecia (finasteride) is rapidly absorbed through the skin so it has a coating to prevent accidental exposure to women. It works better if taken regularly by swallowing at about the same time every day without missing any days. Sub lingual (under the tongue) does not improve its effects and may be harmful. Take it as prescribed. ...Read more

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Waking up with a nasty tongue cramp, sort of under the tongue? Few times now

Waking up with a nasty tongue cramp, sort of under the tongue? Few times now

Tongue spasms: Often gets better on its own and goes away. However, the cramp is not a disease, it is actually a symptom of another problem or condition. See your dentist or PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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What could be causing soreness under the tongue as well as a patchy white spot?

Thrush: Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida Albicans is the most common. It is also commonly referred to as a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Inflamation under the tongue, under the back of my tongue, and red in color not normal pink?

Maybe this is normal: Color of your oral tissues comes from the blood supply underneath the skin. The thickness of the tissue and the size of the blood vessels varies to the degree of redness or pink also varies. Also some skin in the mouth has a substance called keratin on it which is a waxy white material that makes the tissues appear more pink or white. ...Read more

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I am experiencing discomfort in my inner cheeks and under the tongue, especially when eating. I have bumps and swelling in these regions.?

I am experiencing discomfort in my inner cheeks and under the tongue, especially when eating. I have bumps and swelling in these regions.?

Salivary gland issue: Your symptoms and their timing with eating seem to indicate a salivary gland problem. The locations you describe are where they are located, they function more when you are eating and if not allowed to secrete they would swell and be sore. The bumps could be the duct openings which could be irritated. See an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a better way to take Suboxone strips? (prescribed) under the tongue is not working. (detoxing from methadone 30mg) (been on sub for 3days)

Is there a better way to take Suboxone strips? (prescribed) under the tongue is not working. (detoxing from methadone 30mg) (been on sub for 3days)

? Percipitated w/d: Please see http://www.Suboxone.Com/patients/about_suboxone/how_to_take_suboxone_film. Aspx

more likely related to precipitated withdrawal by combining a long acting mu receptor agonist (methadone) with a long-acting mu-receptor agonist/antagonist (bprenorphine). Discuss transition options with your doctor or see an addiction specialist for help. The hard part is almost over. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Why aren't all benzodiazepines prescribed to be taken under the tongue like Ativan (lorazepam) is prescribed?

Why aren't all benzodiazepines prescribed to be taken under the tongue like Ativan (lorazepam) is prescribed?

Sublingual admin: Lorazepam is one of only psychiatric drugs with a sublingual formulation. Quite simply, most of the other benzodiazepines aren't formulated this way (except alprazolam). ...Read more

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I have a huge mouth blister under the tongue?

Ok: How long has it been there? Any habits like smoking or chewing tobacco? Is it actually an ulcer or a blister? Condition of your teeth? The answers to these questions will help your local dentist or physician make a proper diagnosis. Give either of them a call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Swelling under the tongue its hardish when I push on it. Sometimes it seems to get a burn/tingle feeling. Anything I could do?

Swelling under the tongue its hardish when I push on it. Sometimes it seems to get a burn/tingle feeling. Anything I could do?

Many conditions: Cause swelling under the tongue. It could be related to obstruction of the salivary glands, a tumor, a dental infection. Infections tend to have pain. If you are having trouble swallowing see a physician or oral surgeon right away. If not, still a good idea to be examined by the doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my sublingual glands on the left under the tongue swollen but no pain? Secondly have painless swellings inside the cheeks swollen?

Why is my sublingual glands on the left under the tongue swollen but no pain? Secondly have painless swellings inside the cheeks swollen?

Need exam: You need to be seen by a Dentist to answer your questions. There are many possible reasons for swollen glands. Can also be from infected teeth or gums. Please see your Dentist. ...Read more

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23 weeks past HIV exposure. Negative rapid and duo combo tests. But have white tongue and sores under the tongue. What may be the cause and conclusive?

23 weeks past HIV exposure. Negative rapid and duo combo tests. But have white tongue and sores under the tongue. What may be the cause and conclusive?

Not sure: It could be due to many causes: thrush, strep, viral infection, medication or supplement, irritation from mouthwash or toothpaste, etc. See your doc for a thorough history and physical. ...Read more

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How can you remove a submandibular (under the tongue) salivary stone at home?

You can't: Some salivary stone are a hard calcified ball or can be a soft plug. They both will limit the passage of saliva thru the duct under the tongue causing distention, pain, and limited movement. They sometimes pass thru the opening but often need to be surgically removed by oral surgeon. Trying to manipulate it can cause self injury. Seek help. ...Read more

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