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Having trouble breathing while trying to get to sleep. Tongue swollen for some reason?

Having trouble breathing while trying to get to sleep. Tongue swollen for some reason?

See a physician : Tongue swelling can cause difficulty breathing while sleeping but also may represent an allergic reaction so see a physician & if recently started a new medication stop it. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Completely white painful tongue with spots, breathing difficulty, loss of appetite, frequent bowel and depressed?

Completely white painful tongue with spots, breathing difficulty,  loss of appetite, frequent bowel and depressed?

Not sure all related: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, ; not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Just found out I have serious mold and have been inhaling it for 3 months. My tongue is yellow could this be from me breathing in the mold?

Just found out I have serious mold and have been inhaling it for 3 months. My tongue is yellow could this be from me breathing in the mold?

No: Yellow tongue is more likely related to dehydration, food stuff or in some cases smoking. Mold can cause health problems, but not all mold is the same and people have varying sensitivity. A good step is to evaluate the home for structural causes for mold growth and remove the problem (and the mold). ...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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I've been having this weird feeling in my throat. I feel like my tongue is swelling up in the back and i'm have a hard time breathing. What is that?

I've been having this weird feeling in my throat. I feel like my tongue is swelling up in the back and i'm have a hard time breathing. What is that?

Hard to say...: ... But a swelling of the tongue and difficulty breathing can become life threatening very, very quickly. It could be an allergic reaction, could be something else. If you have difficulty breathing you should seek care in the closest er asap. ...Read more

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Can papillae become raised on tongue from blocked nose and breathing through your mouth?

Can papillae become raised on tongue from blocked nose and breathing through your mouth?

Dry mouth: If you are breathing through your mouth versus through your nose due to blockage, it is possible to inflame the papillae, causing them to be raised. ...Read more

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Pls help, elderly gran 90yr old,develped loud snoring like breathing while awake,took drs said tongue frm bak of throat causing issue-pls help thx?

Pls help, elderly gran 90yr old,develped loud snoring like breathing while awake,took drs said tongue frm bak of throat causing issue-pls help thx?

Airway...: It sounds like there is a partial upper airway obstruction. Are there any other symptoms, like fever, nasal congestion, etc.? Depending on the cause, treatment may include placing an airway (like a tracheostomy tube). But, it also depends on how aggressive your elderly relative would want since procedures would also pose high risks of morbidity/mortality. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm sensitive to sodium, my tongue swells and I have trouble breathing. I feel dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. My CBC is normal. Advice?

I'm sensitive to sodium, my tongue swells and I have trouble breathing. I feel dehydrated no matter how much water I drink. My CBC is normal. Advice?

Evaluation: Any reaction that results in tongue swelling should be evaluated by an allergist. As sodium is an essential electrolyte, I have difficulty with the idea that sodium itself is causing this reaction. Please see an allergist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more