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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Why am i getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Why am i getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Swollen tongue: Impossible to say without an examination. A swollen tongue can occur due to injury, different diseases, or tumors. See your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen Tongue (Definition)

Swollen tongue is also known as Tongue swelling. Tongue swelling may occur due to infection, autoimmune disease, trauma to the tongue, ...Read more


Dr. Charles Rocamboli
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
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Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Dr. Tarek Hamid
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Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Allergy: Could be as a result of an allergic reaction to certain foods or meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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Swollen tongue, red and purple tongue web on only one side, only one lymphnode swollen. Hurts to move tongue to the opposite side. Help?

Dr. Joel Doyon
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Swollen tongue, red and purple tongue web on only one side, only one lymphnode swollen. Hurts to move tongue to the opposite side. Help?

See doctor: I would recommend you see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
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I have a high IgE reading up to 2000. What could be the causes of this. Also get swollen tongue quite often, with ridges on side from teeth.

Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
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I have a high IgE reading up to 2000.  What could be the causes of this.  Also get swollen tongue quite often, with ridges on side from teeth.

Allergic bruxism?: The scalloped ridges on the side of your tongue likely are from nighttime clenching or tooth grinding. In 1980 marks published an article in the ajo about the link between bruxism and allergies in children. It is available on pubmed. See your allergist and dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Sore, swollen tongue only on back left side. can you think of any possible causes - did i bite my tongue? how long will it take to get better? are there treatment to help expedite this?

Dr. Paul Grin
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Sore, swollen tongue only on back left side. can you think of any possible causes - did i bite my tongue? how long will it take to get better? are there treatment to help expedite this?

Quite common: The tongue biting during sleep has been reported as a common symptom in association with night bruxism. The custom night guard can be designed and fabricated by your dentist to prevent jaw closings during sleep, therefore preventing tongue injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

Dr. Colin Kerr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue: By far the most common cause is an acute allergic reaction (called "angioedema"). This is usually painless but may interfere with breathing. Other causes include infection (glossitis), benign tumors (neurofibromas), vitamin deficiency, underactive thyroid, infiltrative diseases (eg. Amyloidosis), and certain very rare congenital causes (beckwith-weideman syndrome). ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Can you tell me is my swollen tongue caused by medication?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Sorry, we can't: It might be. It could also be a food allergy, a growth, or an infection. This needs to be physically evaluated. Please call an oral surgeon for an appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

Dr. Paul Grin
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Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

Number of Causes: of a tongue swelling include infections, allergies, injuries and systemic disorders, just to name a few. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a swollen tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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