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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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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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These soars appeared on my tongue recently - very painful! What is the right treatment? Could this be stress induced?

These soars appeared on my tongue recently - very painful! What is the right treatment? Could this be stress induced?

Possibly: Apthous ulcers. Self limited .rinse with warm water limit spices or salt eat soft foods. Over the counter canker sore products might help ...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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I have a tongue sore. What is the best treatment for this?

Anti-inflammatory: Take Aspirin or Ibuprofen as needed. If it does not go away within 2 weeks, see your dentist. ...Read more

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If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

No.: Common causes of tongue thrust include allergies, enlarged tonsils/adenoids, thumb/finger sucking, or a tongue anchored to the floor of the mouth. Heredity, neurological and/or muscular problems may contribute. Have an ENT physician evaluate this and then move toward occupational/physical therapy resources if surgery is not for you. ...Read more

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