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Causes Of A Swollen Tongue On One Side
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
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
Hey. Have one question. I ate my food, and suddenly I was able to get the fork touched my tongue with the tip. Can this cause a swollen tongue?
Stabbed it?: Did you stab it? If you did that can cause swelling for sure. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Friend said she woke up last night having trouble with swollen tongue. What could have caused that? Second time in a month.
Allergic reaction?: This could be caused by some type of allergic reaction or even something systemic. Is there a history of this occurring? Is there any problem breathing? If so, she should seek immediate attention. She could be having a reaction from something she ate or drank prior to bed. Does she have any vitamin deficiencies? Regardless, this should be checked out and investigated. Start with her dentist. ...Read more
Red and swollen tongue, with lots of pain. No meds, no different foods, no changes that couldve brought this. Could it be caused by thrush?
See PCP: Possible. Best way to determine is to see physician to examine you and do testing. ...Read more
Swollen tongue with smooth ridges around tip/side of tongue, red small bumps all the way on back of tongue & both tonsils are swollen big? No pain
Normal variant: Tongue shape and color can change constantly throughout day based on your stress level diet activity etc according to traditional Chinese Medicine. You may have eaten something that causes inflammation and if you aren't having shortness of breath or pain I would watch it. ...Read more
Swollen tongue with sores, top of mouth is also very cut up and gums feel raw. What could've caused this and what should I do?
Dry mouth?: Sound like your mouth is very dried. It could be of several reason: 1) diabetes, 2) sjogren syndrome or dry mouth syndrom, 3) stress, 4) using heat during winter, need humidifier... Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis. Palliative treatment included good oral hygiene to prevent superinfection and plenty of fluid to prevent dehydration. ...Read more
My Dr noticed that my tongue was really thick, ruled out medications and sleep apnea. What could cause swollen tongue, looking for ideas. Tyvm?
Vitamin def: Tell you doctor to check you vitamin levels also make sure you do not smoke drink or take street drugs ...Read more
The tongue indents: Are not uncommon and are usually caused by your tongue constantly lying alongside or rubbing on the inside of your lower teeth. The dry mouth can be caused by a host of medical issues, medications, etc. See your physician for an evaluation for the dry mouth and a dentist for a dental evaluation. Also ask both your dentist and physician about using biotene which is a saliva replacement therapy. ...Read more
What could cause the extreme difficulty swallowing, painful, lymph nodes under, and a slightly swollen tongue?
I have had a swollen tongue&looks like a cut on the back side of my tongue I can barely talk/swallow hurtsso bad I can't eat how can I take pain away?
Seek Help!: The throat is the opening to the upper airway and is nothing to fool around with! You need assessment ASAP before it gets worse and possibly obstructs your airway. Get help soon. Hope you follow my advice! ...Read more
What can be the cause of a swollen tongue? Does sleep apnea play a part and is there any treatment?
The simple answer: Is that an enlarged tongue can occur with several conditions including obesity leading to an obstruction of the airway and OSA. Weight loss can sometimes result in remediation of "macroglossia" and help with OSA. The tongue will not shrink if the problem is due to some other condition like acromegaly, hypothyroidism, vascular malformation, neurofibromatosis, mucopolysaccaridosis, MEN or angioedema ...Read more
Birth control pills and swollen tongue. Is it the birth control even though I have taken only one so far, or an allergic reaction?
Maybe: A swollen tongue usually is indicative of some type of allergic reaction. If you experienced the swelling just after taking the pill you may be allergic to an ingredient in the pill. Or you may have been exposed to some other allergen in something you ate. Either way an allergic reaction that causes your tongue to swell can be dangerous and you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a swollen tongue and scalloped on sides with a red bump about the size of a pea with white bump on top. Looks almost like a pimple. Any idea?
I have a sore throat since yesterday and this morning I also have a swollen tongue with indents along the side. It's color is also pasty white.
Call doctor: I can't tell you exactly what is going on but you have symptoms of an infection, either viral or possible strep. An exam is important so you can treat this if it is strep. ...Read more
Dysphagia, swollen tongue and painful soreness in my throat for over three months now. ENT saw nothing waiting on second one jul 9 can't eat anything.
LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx to heal properly. Need an ENT who is aware of this problem. ...Read more
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