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Mouth Swelling (Overview)

Mouth swelling could be due to food, drug or bee sting allergy, ace inhibitor drug reaction, c1 esterase inhibitor (acquired or hereditary) and even dental issues. Treatment varies depending on the cause.


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What causes lip/mouth swelling?

What causes lip/mouth swelling?

An allergic reaction: If you have swelling of lips, tongue, mouth, throat, difficulty swallowing, tight chest - call 911 due to possible allergic reaction. ...Read more

Mouth Swelling (Overview)

Mouth swelling could be due to food, drug or bee sting allergy, ace inhibitor drug reaction, c1 esterase inhibitor (acquired or hereditary) and even dental issues. Treatment varies depending on the cause.


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What's the outcome of mouth swelling?

What's the outcome of mouth swelling?

Suffocation: Dr. Mutnick is right: tongue swelling may compromise breathing. When the tongue swells the whole shebang goes - not just the front. The posterior tongue extends into the throat. Tongue swelling can prevent air from entering and leaving the windpipe. Lip & cheek swelling is unsightly but typically resolves in a few hours. Tongue swelling is a medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What treatments for mouth swelling can I try at home?

What treatments for mouth swelling can I try at home?

Antihistamines: If by mouth swelling you mean angioedema. Effective over-the-counter antihistamines include fexofenadine (allegra) and loratidine (claritin, alevert) both long-acting and non-sedating and cetirzine (zyrtec) that is occasionally sedating. Feel at ease using generic versions of these medications. ...Read more

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My right side of the face is swollen bad there's a huge ball on the inside top right of my mouth/cheek....What can I do to get rid of the swelling?

My right side of the face is swollen bad there's a huge ball on the inside top right of my mouth/cheek....What can I do to get rid of the swelling?

Get Treatment!!: Swelling is often a sign of infection. The location if your swelling would suggest a possible tooth abcess. It most likely won't go away without treatment. See a doctor or dentist asap for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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What's the outcome of mouth swelling?

Suffocation: Dr. Mutnick is right: tongue swelling may compromise breathing. When the tongue swells the whole shebang goes - not just the front. The posterior tongue extends into the throat. Tongue swelling can prevent air from entering and leaving the windpipe. Lip & cheek swelling is unsightly but typically resolves in a few hours. Tongue swelling is a medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like mouth swelling go away quickly?

Do symptoms like mouth swelling go away quickly?

Depends: That could be caused by any number of different problems. It can be mild or severe...It could be a nuisance or could reflect a severe problem. Definatley get it checked out...If it gets severe, if you have trouble breathing, or feel short of breath rad to the er. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mouth swelling?

What is the definition or description of: mouth swelling?

Could be allergy: Mouth swelling could be due to food, drug or bee sting allergy, ace inhibitor drug reaction, c1 esterase inhibitor (acquired or hereditary) and even dental issues. Treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What causes lip/mouth swelling?

An allergic reaction: If you have swelling of lips, tongue, mouth, throat, difficulty swallowing, tight chest - call 911 due to possible allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What treatments for mouth swelling can I try at home?

Antihistamines: If by mouth swelling you mean angioedema. Effective over-the-counter antihistamines include fexofenadine (allegra) and loratidine (claritin, alevert) both long-acting and non-sedating and cetirzine (zyrtec) that is occasionally sedating. Feel at ease using generic versions of these medications. ...Read more

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Bottom right side of mouth in the back hurts when i touch or open mouth swelling started the pain is only at one spotwhen i touch ?

Bottom right side of mouth in the back hurts when i touch or open mouth swelling started the pain is only at one spotwhen i touch ?

Sounds like a proble: It certainly seems unusual; any pain in the mouth can affect u adversely, as it hurts to chew or swallow, & I am guessing u r eating/drinking less. I'm not sure if u have had any trauma or other causes to this problem. It may b helpful to go on HealthTap prime & show a doctor where it hurts & go over ur symptoms. U need an exam. See ur doctor if u can't do HealthTap Prime, but do get it checkd out ...Read more

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Why do I still have mouth swelling a month after my wisdom teeth removal?

Why do I still have mouth swelling a month after my wisdom teeth removal?

May be normal: I hurt for at least 2 weeks, but my pain was improving each and every day. If your pain is not improving or, in fact, is getting worse, i'd call the dentist. If it is improving slowly, wait and see. Do salt water gargles and take ibuprofen. This may help. ...Read more

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I've been having a recurring redness around the mouth, swelling of the lips in the morning, every thing red iches, cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, it's like a red ring around the mouth to my nose and to the bottom of my chin I've tried many thin

I've been having a recurring redness around the mouth, swelling of the lips in the morning, every thing red iches, cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, it's like a red ring around the mouth to my nose and to the bottom of my chin I've tried many thin

Sensitive skin: It may help to discuss with a physician because a lot of questions come to mind that would help differentiate possible causes. A common situation is contact sensitivity often to cosmetics or lip products, especially if there are fragrances or plant extracts contained in the products. Try avoiding these and take care to moisturize to promote healing (using frangrance/additive free product). ...Read more

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Is stomach pain related to fevers, mouth sores, and mouth swelling?

Is stomach pain related to fevers, mouth sores, and mouth swelling?

It's possible: There are enteroviruses (stomach viruses) that cause hand-foot-mouth disease. Coxsackie virus is a common cause of hfm and can infect both children and adults. Patients get mouth sores, from a few to many sores, and have pain with eating and drinking. The number of rash bumps on the palms, soles, hands, feet, arms, legs, and butt areas vary among patients and among different coxsackie strains. ...Read more

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I have a new cavity. How do I stop my mouth from swelling?

I have a new cavity. How do I stop my mouth from swelling?

See a dentist: If you see a dentist right when you have a cavity starting you will not have swelling. You get swelling when you have waited to long and have infection. At that point you will most likely need an extraction or a root canal. You want to have your cavities filled before you have pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take for mouth abscess swelling to go down?

How long does it take for mouth abscess swelling to go down?

Several days: How quickly it decreases is dependant on the severity of the swelling to begin with and how it is treated. If antibiotics alone are used it may take days. In addition, if an incision and drainage is also performed, the swelling may be reduced more quickly. ...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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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