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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What might cause tongue swelling at the time of menstruation each month? Not on any meds and have had allergy tests.
Can spring allergies cause tongue swelling? My right back side of my tongue is swollen and painful when I do anything, even swallowing
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I get a cut/abrasion on my tongue from broken tooth, are there any bacteria or microorganisms in my mouth that could cause severe tongue swelling?
Tongue swelling : A repeated abrasion to the tongue from a broken tooth could cause swelling on its own. There is a normal micro environment of bacteria and yeast in everyone's mouth. Your immune system should prevent a pathogenic bacteria or yeast from taking over, but it is possible. If it is progressively worsening, you should get seen by MD and a culture obtained of drainage. Sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue.
Swelling causing tight neck?
Can a salivary stone in the tongue cause swelling in neck? My doc said I have a stone. And my neck feels wierd.
Salivary stones: When the duct is blocked under the tongue, the submandibular gland under the jaw will swell into the neck. This is quite a normal thing to occur. The stones can be easily taken out of the duct. Go see an ear nose and throat doctor. The stones near the center of the gland (hilum) are a little tougher to get. Sometimes i just have to take the gland out to solve that problem. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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