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

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

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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If you have no tongue disease, and no allergies at all. Then its not possible to get a swollen tongue? Afraid it will swell, and that I die. Anxiety?

If you have no tongue disease, and no allergies at all. Then its not possible to get a swollen tongue? Afraid it will swell, and that I die. Anxiety?

Illness Anxiety D/O: It sounds like you could be dealing with Hypochondriasis, which is now termed "Illness Anxiety Disorder" in the new DSM V. Anxiety focuses on fears of having or acquiring a serious illness, although symptoms may not be present or are mild in intensity. There is high anxiety about health, and preoccupation with the risk of developing a condition is disproportionate to actual risk. ...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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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 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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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?

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 its 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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What can be done for baby with swollen tongue and enlarged organs?

What can be done for baby with swollen tongue and enlarged organs?

See pedaitrician: Has the pediatrician seen your baby? If not, he is the first choice for evaluation and referral if needed. ...Read more

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

Not directly: They are 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 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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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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Can a swollen mandibular on right jaw be connected to a swollen tongue? In what way?

Can a swollen mandibular on right jaw be connected to a swollen tongue? In what way?

Salivary Glands: Infection. The symptoms that indicate a salivary gland infection include redness or swelling over your jaw in front of your ears, below your jaw, your tongue or on the bottom of your mouth. If you have increased fever, trouble breathing or swallowing, see your GP immediately. ...Read more

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I have never had a swollen tongue. And I have no allergies. But for no reason I'm afraid of getting a swollen tongue. What is it? Anxiety?

I have never had a swollen tongue. And I have no allergies. But for no reason I'm afraid of getting a swollen tongue. What is it? Anxiety?

Health Anxiety: This can be considered a form of ocd that involves an intrusive thought. These are focused on some adverse or harm coming to your body. If there is no physiological basis, consider behavior therapy. It is usually helpful for thos. ...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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Hi. I was just wondering. If you have never had a swollen tongue. Is there any reason to fear that it will happen? Or is this just common anxiety?

Hi. I was just wondering. If you have never had a swollen tongue. Is there any reason to fear that it will happen? Or is this just common anxiety?

Anxiety can manifest: In many bodily fears and fear of tongue swelling can be one. If your doc has cleared you of medical issues see a mental health professional who will help w/your GAD. Stress management can help a lot, as can clinical hypnosis. Peace and good health. ...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

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 inside ...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 inside ...Read more