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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?

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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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