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

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. Swollen tongue is just a description of a tongue that has become larger then previously, this can happen because infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, a tumor growing inside ...Read more


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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.

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?

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?

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?

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. Steven Corben
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Friend said she woke up last night having trouble with swollen tongue. What could have caused that? Second time in a month.

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

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