Top
20
Doctor insights on: Causes Of My Tongue Swelling

Share
1

1
What causes swelling under the tongue?

What causes swelling under the tongue?

Salivary Gland: One possible cause is salivary gland blockage. Other causes are infections, cysts, and possible cancers. Have evaluated by health care provider. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


2

2
What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

Infection etc.: The swelling process found is equivalent to inflammation which will take time to resolve. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Irritation: Mechanical irritation by hard, sharp foods, floss incident, any number of reasons could cause frenal inflammation. If calculus (tartar) build up is severe that may be cause as well. Good luck! ...Read more

5

5
What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

Infection?: Swollen gums are most likely due to an infection, which could be from several sources. It warrants an immediate visit to the dentist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad  on left side of skull?

Cyst or lymph node: Usually this is a sebaceous cyst or an enlarged lymph node. A medical exam is needed to tell. The cyst can be removed. An enlarged lymph node usually gets better with time but sometimes needs an antibiotic. ...Read more

8

8
Why is the side of my tongue sore?

Why is the side of my tongue sore?

Did you bite it?: That's the most likely explanation i can think of... Did you have any recent dental work done etc? ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What are causes of purple bumps on side of tongue?

They may be normal: See your dentist for a clinical examination to see if your require treatment. ...Read more

10

10
What could cause painful swelling in back of gums?

What could cause painful swelling in back of gums?

Wisdom tooth: A wisdom tooth that has not fully come in can cause a painful infection. This is an infection called pericoronitis and it needs to be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What causes pain and swelling on the inside corner of my eye?

What causes pain and swelling on the inside corner of my eye?

Need to get checked: There are a number of possible causes of pain and swelling on the inside corner of your eye. These include allergies, dryness and infection. The only way to make a diagnosis is with an eye exam. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Tonsil: If you have a fever and pain it may be a viral illness with mild dehydration, but it could also be bacterial. You should get a culture if there is fever and pain ...Read more

14

14
What causes swelling in the tonsils?

What causes swelling in the tonsils?

Inflammation: Inflammation, tonsillitis is the commonest cause of enlarged tonsils. Much less frequently it may be due to tumor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

15

15
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

16

16
What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Sialolith: You frenum is a small band of elastic connective tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. It hardly ever gets infected. You probably have a little calcified stone called a sialolith blocking one of the salivary ducts around the frenum and causing swelling on the floor of your mouth and frenum. See your dentist asap! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
What could be causing the sides of my tongue to swell?

Tongue Swelling: Often times, medications that cause the mouth to get dry can lead to tongue biting. In addition, people with sleep and snoring issues often bite their tongues when they sleep. Sometimes, you can see crenations on the side of the tongue, which clearly indicate an episode of chewing on the lateral borders of the tongue and/or dry mouth. Try an oral rinse like biotene to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

18

18
Red patches and soreness of the roof of my mouth. Quick remedies?

Red patches and soreness of the roof of my mouth. Quick remedies?

Depends on cause: What you describe could be from many things. Without knowing what you have, we can't tell you how to treat it, nor whether it is serious or not. This need a personal clinical evaluation by a dentist. I doubt there are any "quick" remedies anyway. It either requires treatment or time. ...Read more

20

20
Is sudden throat swelling part of my cold?

Is sudden throat swelling part of my cold?

Shouldn't be: Sudden throat swelling is not a usual part of a cold. Go in to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
70 doctors shared insights

Tongue Swelling (Definition)

Tongue swelling is ...Read more