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About a week ago my tongue swelled and then the taste buds fell off and eating or drinking burns and i can't taste anything. What could this be?

About a week ago my tongue swelled and then the taste buds fell off and eating or drinking burns and i can't taste anything. What could this be?

Many Possibilities: For a fairly complete list of possibilities, see http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003047.Htm . Sometimes the cause is unknown and the diagnosis is called burning tongue syndrome or idiopathic glossopyrosis. You will need to be assessed by a dentist and possibly referred to other specialists to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a soapy taste in mouth .. when salivating tastes of soap .. when I try to eat food tastes of rubber .. now tongue swelled?

I have a soapy taste in mouth .. when salivating tastes of soap .. when I try to eat food tastes of rubber .. now tongue swelled?

See doctor: How long has the tongue been swollen since it may be the cause of your distorted taste?. I would suggest that you get your doctor to have a look at your oral cavity and perhaps a dental consult as well. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to Compazine (prochlorperazine) (tongue swelled up 26 years ago!), is it safe to take Hydroxyzine? Always told to be aware of "zine" drugs.

If I am allergic to Compazine (prochlorperazine) (tongue swelled up 26 years ago!), is it safe to take Hydroxyzine?  Always told to be aware of "zine" drugs.

They are not close: in this case, the name does NOT tell you much about the chemical structure of the drug and these two are not very similar and do NOT generally cross react at all. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and you could have reactions to more than one drug regardless of which two drugs we choose, but these two drugs aren't closely related. ...Read more

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Stung by a swarm of wasps years ago. My throat and tongue swelled for a few hours. Am I now sensitized and susceptible to similar react from sting?

Stung by a swarm of wasps years ago. My throat and tongue swelled for a few hours. Am I now sensitized and susceptible to similar react from sting?

Yes: Usually if u had the reaction like that as an adult, u willy have a similar reaction again if u get stung again. I would recommend getting an epipen (epinephrine) just in case u get stung again ...Read more

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6 d ago, spider bite on arm. Itching/burning. Hives spreading inch or more q d. Day three tongue swelled. Hives are now on neck.Should i be worried?

6 d ago, spider bite on arm. Itching/burning.  Hives spreading inch or more q d.  Day three tongue swelled. Hives are now on neck.Should i be worried?

See a dermatologist: Unless you clearly saw and felt the spider, then took it for identification, you have something else. This does not describe a spider bite. Not even close. Also you may not actually have hives. Indicate a need for immediate attention when you call. Meanwhile continue hydrocortisone. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a sleeping pill and nothing else. ...Read more

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I had my first appt for a root canal 2 weeks ago and I have a temp filling until my next appt later this week. One day after getting temp filling my throat, lymph glands in neck swelled up and tongue was extremely sensitive sorr and white looking. I took

I had my first appt for a root canal 2 weeks ago and I have a temp filling until my next appt later this week. One day after getting temp filling my throat, lymph glands in neck swelled up and tongue was extremely sensitive sorr and white looking. I took

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Why would the muscell under my tongue swell up mainly the left side the under my tongue muscels swelled up mainly left sife feels like even pimples under but not on tongue

Why would the muscell under my tongue swell up mainly the left side the under my tongue muscels swelled up mainly left sife feels like even pimples under but not on tongue

Swelling : Swelling under the tongue caused by a deep infection can be very dangerous. Luckily it is rare. The common name for that problem is ludwig's angina (i have no idea who ludwig was). It this were your problem, you would be extremely sick with high fevers. I think that your problem woudl most likely be some type of inflammation of the salivay glands under the tongue, maybe due to trauma or dental issues. We also cannot rule-out tumor (also rare). If things get worse, you should see a dentist or doctor. Some thinkgs that may help narrow down the possibilities would be knowing if it hurts, how long is it there, are there any other symptoms. ...Read more

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Under my tongue I have a bump that is swelled red and hurts! It's normally a bump but it's big and red and swelled. I don't know the medical term ?

Under my tongue I have a bump that is swelled red and hurts! It's normally a bump but it's big and red and swelled. I don't know the medical term ?

Salivary duct stone?: This may be a stone in the duct of the submandibular gland, like the picture. You would need to see and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician. Increase your fluids and suck on sour candy like lemon drops. You may also need antibiotics. ...Read more

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