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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Not much: Inflammation from trauma (biting your tongue) will not go away with antibiotic. You need anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen (for discomfort as well) and ....Ice. The cold will decrease the swelling and pressure. It is a strong muscle with lots of blood flow so it shouldn't take long and it should start to go down. ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Take it easy: Best thing i can tell you is to take it easy and see a dentist if you're concerned. Warm saltwater rinses and bring careful to avoid re-biting it typically do the trick. Antibiotics are seldom needed for things like this, but it could be possible. ...Read more

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What is teatment for jerk? I shake my head when ever i was in tensed sometimes i bite my tongue...Im feeling afraid about this.Is this serious disease

What is teatment for jerk? I shake my head when ever i was in tensed sometimes i bite my tongue...Im feeling afraid about this.Is this serious disease

Maybe: Sudden jerking and biting of the tongue can be from an underlying or untreated seizure condition. I urge you to seek help from a neurologist who can determine what condition is creating these symptoms. Don't be afraid, take courage to find out what it is and how it could be helped. Best regards! ...Read more

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What is the best medical treatment for tongue chewing for a child?

What is the best medical  treatment  for tongue  chewing  for a child?

See this website: http://www.tonguechewing.com/ chirodontics acumpuncture, still point technique, orofacial myofunctional therapies are all listed here. It is an informational site...Check it out. ...Read more

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Treatment for skin tags on the tongue?

Treatment for skin tags on the tongue?

Let them be or: Have them surgically removed. This would need to be seen to give you more accurate guidance. It depends upon the size, location and whether or not its normal anatomy or some deviation or growth. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a burned tongue?

What is the treatment for a burned tongue?

Depends: On the severity of the burn. Basically some ice and time. Fortunately the tongue heals very quickly eventhough it will be unconfortable for a short time. ...Read more

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I have red sores under tongue please hellp, what is this and treatment?

Red sores: Sounds like aphthous ulcers, which will heal on their own in 5-7 days. However, it is impossible to say for sure without seeing them and taking a dental/medical history. See your dentist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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