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I have a swollen skin flap on side of tongue. Should I be concerned?

I have a swollen skin flap on side of tongue. Should I be concerned?

Swollen tongue: Your should see your dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation. Your could have swelling secondary to biting the side of your tongue. However you are in an age range where other possibilities exist and your dentist can check it out for you. ...Read more

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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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Swollen tastebuds on tongue, I have a head cold and sever sinusitis... can that cause it??? I'm worried

Swollen tastebuds on tongue, I have a head cold and sever sinusitis... can that cause it??? I'm worried

Viral infection: Various upper respiratory viruses typically cause swollen and painful tastbuds. The fact that you have congestion and sinusitis strongly suggests an upper respiratory viral infection that should resolve itself. If these symptoms continue for more than 2 weeks, your doctor might want to give you a trial of antibiotics in case a secondary bacterial infection is present. If not helpful, imaging ...Read more

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Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?

Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?

Warm salt water: Plica fimbriata are the fringe-like folds of mucosa on underside of the tongue on either side of the frenulum. Sometimes they become enlarged if the toothbrush hits them during brushing. Usually rinsing with warm salt water for 2-3 days helps. Brush your teeth and gums gently. If not, visit your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hey guys I have a some soreness under my tongue is very sore it's red has some purple the skin is peeling off and the tongue just looks swollen?

Hey guys I have a some soreness under my tongue is very sore it's red has some purple the skin is peeling off and the tongue just looks swollen?

Sore tongue: 38 M notes: Hey guys I have a some soreness under my tongue is very sore it's red has some purple the skin is peeling off and the tongue just looks swollen? ANS: not certain what the? Is here. I would go see your Drs. And review meds you are on with them. May be allergic prob. I assume you did not eat some very hot (temperature) food and burned mouth. Please advise and give more history. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to pineapple (rashes where juice came in contact to skin, swollen throat and tongue after eating, itching) and I recently found out that?

I'm allergic to pineapple (rashes where juice came in contact to skin, swollen throat and tongue after eating, itching) and I recently found out that?

Pineapple: What is the question your wish answered? Should eliminate from diet, take antihistamines. Predinisone if more severe reaction. If breathing problems. Consider Epi-pen or similar injection ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on face, skin rash white swollen tongue, fatigue, red and white blotches on palms night sweats. What could this be? Please help!!!

Pimple like bumps on face, skin rash white swollen tongue, fatigue, red and white blotches on palms night sweats. What could this be? Please help!!!

Better to have this: Assessed than to just guess. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Had juvederm injected and I look too swollen in the mouth area. I want to have it dissolved but will the skin have stretched?

Had juvederm injected and I look too swollen in the mouth area. I want to have it dissolved but will the skin have stretched?

Juvederm: Juvederm injection can make the area look swollen. Most often the skin will not remain stretched after injection but it depends on the elasticity of the skin to begin with & how much was injected. Were you a previous smoker? Send us a photo to give you a better prognosis. ...Read more

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My eyes get dry and swollen when I go a long time without eating. Also dry skin and mouth. Why does this happen?

My eyes get dry and swollen when I go a long time without eating. Also dry skin and mouth. Why does this happen?

Dehydration: When someone does not eat or drink anything for a prolonged period, they get dehydrated. This causes the dryness issues. ...Read more

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Used Crest Rinse, sores in one side of mouth, submandibular gland swollen. Dead skin, Dr. Said normal but prescribed ZPack. Any advice other than this

Used Crest Rinse, sores in one side of mouth, submandibular gland swollen. Dead skin, Dr. Said normal but prescribed ZPack. Any advice other than this

Frequent rinsing: You may also want to frequently rinse your mouth with plain or salt water during the healing process, especially after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Sore in back right side mouth, doesn't hurt. Looks like pimple head, popped, now hurts."head" was thick yellow/orange. Still swollen and open. What is it??

Sore in back right side mouth, doesn't hurt. Looks like pimple head, popped, now hurts."head" was thick yellow/orange. Still swollen and open. What is it??

Right pharynx absces: Pharyngeal abscess. You need antibiotics, likely and follow up to make sure it is not retropharyngeal abscess. Rarely could be sore of autoimmune disease that was infected but would need labs. Follow up with doc/urgetn care ...Read more

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Stabbing pain back of head right side, going to temple, into eye burning, watery eye and swollen in mornings. Mouth tastes like burning rubber.

Stabbing pain back of head right side, going to temple, into eye burning, watery eye and swollen in mornings. Mouth tastes like burning rubber.

See eye doctor: Your description is not specific for any particular disgnosis. Go see an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen, hard to swallow and breath a bit. Blisters in mouth. Head ACE and dizzy spells. Gp said virus take parocitamol. Had for 3 weeks now?

Sore throat, swollen, hard to swallow and breath a bit. Blisters in mouth. Head ACE and dizzy spells. Gp said virus take parocitamol. Had for 3 weeks now?

Sore throat: Prolonged syndrome such as you mention can still be primary herpes or other viral process but you should check back with your doctor. There are other possibilities too, some more serious. ...Read more

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Left side of tongue is swollen?

Left side of tongue is swollen?

teeth bitten trauma: First we need to know the nature of the swelling and if the swelling is painful how long. So it can be just from trauma or from growth. Sometime sharp edge of tooth or partial prosthetic that cause ulcer and it grow to tumor. It might need biopsy to diagnose the lesion. ...Read more

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Why is underneath my tongue on left side swollen?

Why is underneath my tongue on left side swollen?

Hard to tell: There are a number of causes and some questions that need answering, as well as a visualization before a diagnosis can be made. It can be an infection, a cyst, a blocked duct, or even a tumor. These types of problems need the attention of a local doctor. Please call an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I woke up and under my tongue is swollen I don't know why?

See your dentist: You should have this checked immediately. It is probably a minor problem, but could be caused by a clogged salivary duct or other less common reason. ...Read more

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I have a bump on side of tongue and its swollen underneath?

I have a bump on side of tongue and its swollen underneath?

See your dentist: See your dentist who can personally examine you, diagnose the cause and provide appropriate treatment (or refer you to an oral surgeon if necessary. It could be a host of things. The bump may be normal and unrelated to the swelling. ...Read more

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My tongue ring area has turned blackish and swollen, what to do?

Need evaluation: You need to have your tongue examined by a healthcare professional to determine what is causing the discoloration and swelling, and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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That thing under my tongue is swollen Do you know what that is?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the suspicious "thing"-lump under your tongue examined by a dentist or specialist (e.g. ENT, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Underneath my tongue has been swollen x2 days should I be worried?

Underneath my tongue has been swollen x2 days should I be worried?

Swelling from?: Rather than worry, set up an appointment with your local dentist as soon as possible to see what's causing the swelling. If it continues to get worse and it's after hours, go to a 24\7 medical facility or the er of local hospital. If it's an infection, it can spread and cause serious complications. Don't wait, have it looked at right away. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue swollen with white painful "bumps" on the bottom?

Not sure: Are you describing canker sores on your tongue? Have you had issues with canker sores previously? Typically, a person with canker sores has had such a previous encounter with canker sores. ...Read more

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The bottom left part of my tongue is swollen, and hurts if I touch it.

The bottom left part of my tongue is swollen, and hurts if I touch it.

Not sure of your?: Need more information. Did you bite your tongue? Do you chew tobacco? Any dental problems? Tooth decay? ...Read more