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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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Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

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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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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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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Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

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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Can you tell me is my swollen tongue caused by medication?

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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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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Would anemia cause white spots or swollen tongue?

Would anemia cause white spots or swollen tongue?

Possibly: More likely the cause of the anemia such as vitamin b12, or severe folate (folic acid) deficiency could be associated with those findings. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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I have a dry mouth no matter how much I drink and swollen tongue with indents along the side.

I have a dry mouth no matter how much I drink and swollen tongue with indents along the side.

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

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What could cause the extreme difficulty swallowing, painful, lymph nodes under, and a slightly swollen tongue?

Many things: This could be due to an infection in the teeth or salivary glands or it could be symptoms of cancer. If you are ahving these symptoms, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can be the cause of a swollen tongue? Does sleep apnea play a part and is there any treatment?

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

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Birth control pills and swollen tongue. Is it the birth control even though I have taken only one so far, or an allergic reaction?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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How can I heal a swollen tongue?

Why?: Why is it swollen? To heal tongue really have to determine the cause of the swelling. Call your dentist for an examination. In the meantime, salt water rinses 3x/day. ...Read more

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How can I treat a swollen tongue?

Find the cause: A swollen tongue can be due to a number of different causes. In order to treat it, one needs to know what caused it, which means you should be examined by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Swollen tongue what does it mean?

Could be a number: Of problems. Most common is an allergic reaction ususally to a food/medication. Since this has serious implications suggest you check this issue ASAP with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)

Hope this helps!
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How do I fix my painful swollen tongue?

How do I fix my painful swollen tongue?

See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested. ...Read more

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What should I do about a swollen tongue?

What should I do about a swollen tongue?

Need to be: Seen by a dentist it physician. Do not want obstruction of airway. Possibly an irritation or mild allergic response to foods, fruits or dental products. But better be safe. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What should I do/take for a swollen tongue?

Anti-inflamatory: Take Aspirin or ibuprofen. If it continues to swell and breathing is affected. Go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue: 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 of it, etc... ...Read more

Swollen Tongue (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Swollen Tongue (Definition)

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 ...Read more