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What is causing my tongue swelling?

What is causing my tongue swelling?

Many possibilities: I would recommend seeing your doctor so that you can be tested for possible causes of angioedema. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can spring allergies cause tongue swelling? My right back side of my tongue is swollen and painful when I do anything, even swallowing

Can spring allergies cause tongue swelling? My right back side of my tongue is swollen and painful when I do anything, even swallowing

Possible: Allergies can cause anywhere in the mouth, nose, throat and neck area to swell. See a doctor if you are progressively getting worse. ...Read more

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What causes tongue swelling?

Many things: Dr. Kwok's answer is thorough. Keep in mind tongue swelling *can* be a life threatening problem if severe. If you have severe swelling, feel like you are having trouble breathing, call 911 or head to the er. If you take an ace-inhibitor (lisinopril or other -pril medicine) make sure you get this checked out asap as those medicines can cause a very rare but serious allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What causes tongue swelling a year after it was pierced?

What causes tongue swelling a year after it was pierced?

It depends: But the most likely problems are infection or a contact allergy to the stud. ...Read more

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I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

Angioedema: this can be critical. some antihypertensive medications can be associated it and some NSAIDs cause it too, I suggest you see an allergist for some blood work and if currently swollen, seek medical attention immediately. You need to have some test to check your type of angioedema, it is likely to be idiopathic. if the attacks are frequent, a daily antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) help ...Read more

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What can cause finger, lips and tongue swelling?

Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema, a deeper dermal inflammation of mucosal membranes such as the locations described. Initial therapy consists of oral antihistamine therapy but you should absolutely get in to see an allergist for for evaluation since angioedema can come in different flavors and require different therapies. ...Read more

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If I scratch shingles and then touch my mouth, could it cause severe tongue swelling?

No: By definition, if it is shingles it is a viral outbreak in someone who has had the disease before and their immunity has slightly lapsed. If it is shingles, there is no risk of generalized viral outbreak all over UNLESS it isn't YOUR shingles but you're taking viral exudate from someone else's lesions. In which case you have several severe problems. ...Read more

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Cause and cure for gross tongue swelling? What are allergies cause it. I heard from a doctor that farmers used to get it ?

Cause and cure for gross tongue swelling? What are allergies cause it. I heard from a doctor that farmers used to get it ?

Stop the cause: There are several causes but narrowing it down depends on whether it is acute and then goes away or whether it persists for days, weeks, or months. Acute: food allergy, ace-inhibitor medication, other medication reactions. Persistent: amyloidosis, cancer, acromegaly, nutritional problems. Usually, you would know if a food caused it because it would swell as soon as it touched the tongue. ...Read more

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2yrs ago i started having daily allergic reactions. (face mouth tongue swelling). I take Claritin & Zantac (ranitidine) daily.They can not find a cause. Thoughts?

2yrs ago i started having daily allergic reactions. (face mouth tongue swelling). I take Claritin & Zantac (ranitidine) daily.They can not find a cause. Thoughts?

Angioedema causes: I assume you have been evaluated by an allergist. Your condition, called angioedema, can be secondary to medications, or acquired from an underlying disease, or hereditary if you have members of the family with same symptoms, or idiopathic, which is an unknown cause. If you did not see an allergist, i would recommend seeing one. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Tongue Swelling (Definition)

Tongue swelling may occur due to infection, autoimmune disease, trauma to the tongue, ...Read more