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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


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Shouldn't prednisone be prescribed in titrated doses? I am 76 years old. Last week I was taken to the ER with an acute allergic reaction (hives, swollen tongue, etc.). The physician prescribed prednisone 40 mg q. D. X 4. A nurse told me that prednisone

Shouldn't prednisone be prescribed in titrated doses? I am 76 years old. Last week I was taken to the ER with an acute allergic reaction (hives, swollen tongue, etc.). The physician prescribed prednisone 40 mg q. D. X 4. A nurse told me that prednisone

Workup and Mgt: Usually a short course of prednisone does not need to be titrated, unless you have a medical condition that necessitates this.
I would suggest that you have an Epi Pen at home and with you, with instructions for its use.
In addition, it is important to know what triggered this reaction and to avoid the triggers. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a swollen tongue?

How to get rid of a swollen tongue?

Tongue swell: A swollen tongue can be a sign of an immediate life threatening emergency ;go to the ER now ...Read more

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'i am having swollen tongue with tooth marks?

'i am having swollen tongue with tooth marks?

Scalloped Tongue: There's a number of reasons why you may get scalloped tongue, such as swelling, a narrow lower jaw or systemic health problems (e.g. sleep apnea). Treatment of this condition involves treating the underlying problem. ...Read more

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How can I cure painfull swollen tongue and inner cheek tissues?

How can I cure painfull swollen tongue and inner cheek tissues?

Swollen tongue: There are many reasons to have these symptoms. The most serious is an oral cancer. Your best option would be to have a physical examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen tongue cannot eat troubles swallowing?? It has been ten hours.

Swollen tongue cannot eat troubles swallowing?? It has been ten hours.

Swollen tongue: You may be having a slowly evolving allergic reaction such as urticaria, hives or angioedema. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help but this may progress to complete airway obstruction or aspiration of saliva. It may also be a pharyngeal mass or abscess that needs treatment. You need to be seen in the ER at once. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble swallowing and swollen tongue?

I'm having trouble swallowing and swollen tongue?

Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...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?

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?

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!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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 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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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

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Is swollen tongue a symptom of lou gehrig's disease?

Not directly: They is some evidence that shows damage to parts of the brain resulting from the disease causing swallowing difficulty but not necessarily from hypertrophy of the tongue. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen tongue after healing!?

"after healing? ": Whet needed to heal. Please return to your treating dentist for evaluation. Probably easily resolved. ...Read more

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I have a sore and swollen tongue, help?

I have a sore and swollen tongue, help?

Sore and swollen: Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately we can't see, diagnose or treat you over the internet. Start by seeing a dentist for an exam and diagnosis. He\she may need to refer you to a physician if necessary. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I get frequent tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

I get frequent tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

See a doctor?: Have you seen a doctor about this? If not, it would seem like a wise thing to do to help determine what is the cause, and of course how to minimize or eliminate this problem. ...Read more

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Can an allergy to nylon lead to a swollen tongue?

Yes: If you have an allergy to nylon, contact to nylon with your tongue can produce an inflamed reaction. Your tongue could swell due to this reaction. I would think it would have to be a direct contact only. ...Read more

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I have a swollen tongue with lumps should u go to hospital?

I have a swollen tongue with lumps should u go to hospital?

Doctor's office 1st: I would first go to the doctor's office and have it checked. I t may not need any type of hospital setting, just possibly a swab or biopsy in the office depending on the history and severity. ...Read more

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What to do for a swollen tongue from drinking too much water?

What to do for a swollen tongue from drinking too much water?

Wrong Conclusion: A swollen tongue does not result from drinking too much water. The tongue is a muscle and does not absorb water. ...Read more

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How do you get a swollen tongue to go down without going to the doctor?

YOU DON'T: A doctor is needed to determine the cause and give you the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis 2wk ago. I recently developed bumps on back of tongue. Swollen tongue is this bronchitis or something else?

Lingual tonsil: This is not the bronchitis. We normally have bumps on the back of our tongue called lingual tonsils, and they can become more prominent with a throat infection and take a while to come down. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Help please? What is the best exercise for a swollen tongue?

Help please? What is the best exercise for a swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue?: There is no exercise to treat a swollen tongue. See your primary care physician, an ENT specialist or an oral surgeon to find out why it's swollen. ...Read more

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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...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