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Some swelling of the tongue? Is it always a danger of allergic reaction?

Some swelling of the tongue?  Is it always a danger of allergic reaction?

Most likely: There are several things that can cause swelling of the tongue, but the one that you must be concerned is an allergic reaction, whereby if the swelling progresses it can cut off the airways causing death. There are other factors such as hereditary angioedema, which need to be evaluated by a specialist in these conditions, such as a board certified allergist. ...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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Is it possible to have an allergic reaction feeling like swelling on back of tongue?

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction feeling like swelling on back of tongue?

Yes: Allergic reactions to tongue and mouth usually arise from fresh fruits and vegetable. These foods contain substances similar to pollens. Mellons and apples are classic examples. ...Read more

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Can allergic reaction to fruit cause a pea-size lump inside my tongue? It's tender but not painful, slight swelling. What can I do?

Can allergic reaction to fruit cause a pea-size lump inside my tongue? It's tender but not painful, slight swelling. What can I do?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my mouth is swelling up i think im having an allergic reaction to a medicin I use on calves, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my mouth is swelling up i think im having an allergic reaction to a medicin I use on calves, what do you suggest?

ER please: or urgent care, take OTC antihistaminic now till you get seen, and stop the other medicine you think is causing the problem, take care ...Read more

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Sudden half side tongue swelling no allergies found.?

Sudden half side tongue swelling no allergies found.?

See allergist: who can help you sort out the cause and formulate a treatment plan especially when antihistamine failed. If you have any respiratory problem at all, rush to the ER immediately. You have not provided enough information for us to know if this may be from a drug reaction. ...Read more

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Cause and cure for gross tongue swelling? What are allergies cause it. I heard from a doctor that farmers used to get it ?

Cause and cure for gross tongue swelling? What are allergies cause it. I heard from a doctor that farmers used to get it ?

Stop the cause: There are several causes but narrowing it down depends on whether it is acute and then goes away or whether it persists for days, weeks, or months. Acute: food allergy, ace-inhibitor medication, other medication reactions. Persistent: amyloidosis, cancer, acromegaly, nutritional problems. Usually, you would know if a food caused it because it would swell as soon as it touched the tongue. ...Read more

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I don't have food allergies, or other allergies. How likely is it that my tongue will swell? Afraid of tongue swelling. This fear came out of the blue.

I don't have food allergies, or other allergies. How likely is it that my tongue will swell? Afraid of tongue swelling. This fear came out of the blue.

Very unlikely.: Tongues do not swell without a cause and it sounds to me that you have no causative factors. This worry you have is therefore unfounded and if it continues you should consider some counseling to help dismiss this fear. Life is magnificent if you can allow yourself to see it! ...Read more

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Can a tongue just start to swell ? For no reason, and with no allergies ? I have a fear of this. Fear of not breathing because of tongue swelling.

Can a tongue just start to swell ? For no reason, and with no allergies ? I have a fear of this. Fear of not breathing because of tongue swelling.

Tongue swelling: If it makes you feel any better, you may still be able to breathe if your tongue is swollen, but you may not be able to talk well. Tongue swelling usually can happen with a hereditary condition, but you will have many members of your family who have swelling of their skin or face. ...Read more

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If your afraid of food allergies, and tongue swelling, and have don't have allergies, and have never experienced swollen tongue. Is it a phobia then?

If your afraid of food allergies, and tongue swelling, and have don't have allergies, and have never experienced swollen tongue. Is it a phobia then?

Food allergy: While many people have adverse reactions to foods, only about 2-3% of adults have true food allergies where tongue swelling may occur. Other symptoms that are more common than tongue swelling is mouth itching, mild lip swelling, hives and GI symptoms. It's important to enjoy food, if you experience symptoms an allergist can help identify if there is an allergy or not. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and tongue swelling because of the food i eat. I have no food allergy, or other allergies. Phobia?

I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and tongue swelling because of the food i eat. I have no food allergy, or other allergies. Phobia?

Still? Again?: Did you talk to your counselor yet? Fears are primarily irrational concerns about things that may or may not happen. It is impossible to predict if you will ever have an allergy or an injury or a syndrome that may validate your fears. I would seek a consultation with a therapist to help you understand and control the irrational thoughts. Worrying about it will not change any outcome. ...Read more

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I have facial swelling from allergic reaction?

I have facial swelling from allergic reaction?

Could be: One form of abrupt onset facial swelling called Angioedema may or may not be caused by allergy, certain medications like Lisinopril or more commonly by poorly understood factors. There may be other causes like low thyroid that can be investigated. ...Read more

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What can cause hives and swelling if its not an allergic reaction?

What can cause hives and swelling if its not an allergic reaction?

Hives and angioedema: Most hives and angioedema are caused by allergic reactions however they can also be caused by reactions to medications or things like heat, cold or sunlight. A variety of infections, including viral or bacterial infections, or collagen vascular disorders can cause a very similar rash. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop lips from swelling due to allergic reaction?

What can you do to stop lips from swelling due to allergic reaction?

See an allergist: If you are having lip swelling episodes you should see an allergist to determine what the cause is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more