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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Macroglossia

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Was diagnosed with macroglossia. Am adult, average height. Treatment? Who to see?

Was diagnosed with macroglossia. Am adult, average height. Treatment? Who to see?

Primary care, then..: Other doctors such as a rheumatologist and endocrinologist can help look for medical causes of tongue enlargement. If surgery is needed, the ENT (Head and Neck) surgeons are the ones who treat macroglossia. Reasons for surgery include airway obstruction, speech difficulties, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and cosmetics. The procedure is usually called partial glossectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Large Tongue (Definition)

A "large" tongue is one that cannot be easily kepp inside the mouth with lips closed. It is important to differentitate between a tongue that is truly large and one that protrudes form the mouth because of poor muscle control. A true large tongue is often associated with tooth and jaw deformity. Tongues may be large due to tumors, vascular malformations, overgrowth ...Read more


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If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

No.: Common causes of tongue thrust include allergies, enlarged tonsils/adenoids, thumb/finger sucking, or a tongue anchored to the floor of the mouth. Heredity, neurological and/or muscular problems may contribute. Have an ENT physician evaluate this and then move toward occupational/physical therapy resources if surgery is not for you. ...Read more

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Does a large tongue mean downs?

Does a large tongue mean downs?

No.: A large tongue does not mean down syndrome. Lots of normal people have large tongues. Believe it or not, people with down syndrome don't have large tongues, they have small mouths! large tongue can be a part of other syndromes, but there are many other findings also. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: large tongue?

Not inside mouth: A "large" tongue is one that cannot be easily kepp inside the mouth with lips closed. It is important to differentitate between a tongue that is truly large and one that protrudes form the mouth because of poor muscle control. A true large tongue is often associated with tooth and jaw deformity. Tongues may be large due to tumors, vascular malformations, overgrowth syndromes or storage diseases. ...Read more

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Can a large tongue cause a lisp?

Can a large tongue cause a lisp?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help. ...Read more

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Does a large tongue cause you to lisp?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on large tongue?

Can I blame my lisp on large tongue?

Possibly but not ...: Not necessarily. Lisps have to do with tongue positioning when making certain sounds. Lisps can occur in the absence of a large tongue. See a speech language pathologist for evaluation of cause and possible correction. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on my large tongue?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on long large tongue?

Can I blame my lisp on long large tongue?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor tells you that you have a large tongue?

Enlarged tongue: could be caused by a large number of medical problems and addressing the underlying condition is the usual treatment for macroglossia. ...Read more

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Remedy to an daily headce?

Remedy to an daily headce?

Find the cause: It's unusual to have daily headaches. The treatment depends on the cause of the headache. Much more medical history, lab work and possible imaging studies are needed to figure this out. See your doctor to discuss evaluation. Something is going on and you need to find what that is. ...Read more

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How to remedy uncontrollable itch?

How to remedy uncontrollable itch?

Find the cause: Itching can be the result of multiple issues. Consult with your primary care doc for some basic labs and if all normal, see an allergist to additional testing. You need to get to the bottom of it to stop it. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for mollescum?

What's the best remedy for mollescum?

Leave it alone...: This is a poxvirus, 4 -subtypes (mcv1-4), and can be quite contagious..Lasting from 3wks to 2-3 months, but an outbreak can last to 18 months. They often resolve without treatment..Attempts at removal such as scraping/rubbing may actually spread the virus more. Topical such as wart cream or 10% benzoyl peroxide(acne cream) can help. Cryotherapy by your doc also can be tried...Good luck.. ...Read more

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Remedy for discoloring after jockitch?

Remedy for discoloring after jockitch?

Treat infection. : Residual skin discoloration in the groin may persist for weeks to months after more severe forms of jock itch. This darkish discoloration is called hyperpigmentation. Treat with one or a combination of: hydroquinone 4% cream, acid cream, Azelaic Acid 15% cream. Over-the-counter fading cream with 2% hydroquinone (porcelana). Specially designed prescription creams. Most important, treat the infect. ...Read more

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Im a nymphomaniac how can I remedy my urges?

Im a nymphomaniac how can I remedy my urges?

Nymphomaniac: I would first look up up the meaning of the word and make sure you are meaning what you think you are thinking. You are seeking affection and caring . Sex is and extension of these feelings. Find people who like and love you because of who you are not not because of your looks or because of your body. ...Read more

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If any medicine or remedy for this promblem?

What's your problem?: What is your problem for which you are looking for medication or remedy? ...Read more

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Remedy for gout?

Remedy for gout?

Control uric acid: People with gout have elevated uric acid levels. Uric acid in the tissues becomes monosodium urate crystals. These crystals form in the joints of patients with gout. The way to control these crystals is to lower the level of uric acid. There are medicines to lower the production of uric acid, or to more rapidly remove uric acid crystals from the body. Your evaluation will decide which is the best therapy for you. ...Read more

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Treatment of e d ?

Treatment of e d
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Several: Ed is treated depending on the cause, for example, if your testosterone is low, than replacing testosterone (there are rx creams) will help. If it is generalized ed from "aging" with underlying hypertension or diabetes, the rx meds can be very beneficial (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) cialis). If needed, there are also surgical options available. Discuss with your dr for the best option for you. ...Read more

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Treatment of infantigo?

Treatment of infantigo?

Antibiotics: This is also known more commonly as impetigo. It is usually caused by strep and /or staph bacteria. It does require antibiotics to be cured although these can be oral or topical. But must be gotten by prescription from a doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for hemrhoid?

Treatment for hemrhoid?

Two ways: Non surgical: most hemorrhoids can be treated with simple changes to diet and bowel habits. Fixative procedures include tying off the hemorrhoids with a rubber band or using heat, lasers, or electric current to create scar tissue (coagulation therapy). Surgical: surgical removal of hemorrhoids. Some we mix both methods. ...Read more