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What causes tongue swelling a year after it was pierced?

What causes tongue swelling a year after it was pierced?

It depends: But the most likely problems are infection or a contact allergy to the stud. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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


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What is causing my tongue swelling?

Many possibilities: I would recommend seeing your doctor so that you can be tested for possible causes of angioedema. ...Read more

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What 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 more

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What are some ways to reduce tongue swelling?

What are some ways to reduce tongue swelling?

Tongue swelling: You need to try to identify the diagnosis and if appropriate the cause. Start with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Average time for tongue swelling to go down after partial glossectomy?

Average time for tongue swelling to go down after partial glossectomy?

Months: Three to six weeks for 50 - 75 % reduction. 6 - 12 months for almost all residual soft tissue swelling to resolve ...Read more

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I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

Angioedema: this can be critical. some antihypertensive medications can be associated it and some NSAIDs cause it too, I suggest you see an allergist for some blood work and if currently swollen, seek medical attention immediately. You need to have some test to check your type of angioedema, it is likely to be idiopathic. if the attacks are frequent, a daily antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) help ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for tongue swelling?

Is it worth a trip to the doctor for tongue swelling?

Yes, right away: Tongue swelling can be a serious symptom and is often the result of an adverse reaction to a medicine. It can interfere with breathing or swallowing. If it's a new problem, you should regard it as an emergency and see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Will tongue swelling kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will tongue swelling kill me if I don't get treatment?

It can: When tongue swelling is severe, it can block the airway and make it very difficult to breath. There are many causes of swelling and i would recommend discussion and evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Throat and tongue swelling after eating?

Throat and tongue swelling after eating?

Allergic Reaction: Sounds like it's probably an allergic reaction to something you ate. An antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful if it is mild. If more severe you must call an ambulance and get to an emergency room asap. Please make note of all the things you ate and along with your doctor figure out what may have caused it. The next time it could be much worse. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Tongue Swelling (Definition)

Tongue swelling may occur due to infection, autoimmune disease, trauma to the tongue, ...Read more