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I have swelling beneath my tongue of my mouth.Its extremely paining so please suggest to cure this?

I have swelling beneath my tongue of my mouth.Its extremely paining so please suggest to cure this?

Dental infection: While it might be something else, it sure sounds like you have a dental infection. This requires immediate attention. See your dentist today! untreated infections can lead to serious complications. If you have trouble swallowing, breathing, fever, or the swelling gets worse it may be necessary to go to the er of a local hospital or 24/7 medical facility. If necessary have someone drive you there. ...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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Hole in roof of mouth and swelling around it i can feel the swelling and hole w my tongue and see the hole in the mirror. It's very painful 2the touch?

Hole in roof of mouth and swelling around it i can feel the swelling and hole w my tongue and see the hole in the mirror. It's very painful 2the touch?

Hard to say...: It could be an ulcer with raised edges... Impossible to tell without looking at it. A true "hole" would communicate to your sinus, which can occur during an extraction. Unknown if you recently extracted a tooth. Have your dentist take a look to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I feel small rough bumps on inside left corner of mouth.You can't see them but feel them. Tongue feels strange as well. No swelling, no cold.What is it?

I feel small rough bumps on inside left corner of mouth.You can't see them but feel them. Tongue feels strange as well. No swelling, no cold.What is it?

If: I were able to clinically see what you were talking about, i could probably tell you exactly what they were. However, since i can't, i can't. No way to know if it's normal or not. The tongue bumps could be taste buds and the cheek bumps, minor salivary glands. Seeing a dentist in person will give you an accurate answer to your question. ...Read more

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If I scratch shingles and then touch my mouth, could it cause severe tongue swelling?

If I scratch shingles and then touch my mouth, could it cause severe tongue swelling?

Not likely: shingles is zoster from having had the chicken pox. It is not transferred like that. If you put some kind of topical medicine on the sores you may have transferred the medicine and have had a reaction to that med. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth is swollen and it hurts when i touch it with my tongue. The swelling goes away for a while but comes back do you no why?

The roof of my mouth is swollen and it hurts when i touch it with my tongue. The swelling goes away for a while but comes back do you no why?

No, I do not: maybe you have some virus of inflammation of your oral cavity at the roof of your mouth. When it is swollen, make an appt for the Dr. to look at it and then you will have the correct diagnosis and any necessary treatment will be forthcoming. Best wishes. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth has been swollen and it hurts if i touch it with my tongue the swelling goes away some times but then it come back do you no why?

The roof of my mouth has been swollen and it hurts if i touch it with my tongue the swelling goes away some times but then it come back do you no why?

Crunchy foods ?: This happens to everyone occasionally when you are eating hard, crunchy foods and scrape the roof of your mouth. Make sure you eat soft foods for a few days to let this area heal, and if it continues, go see your GP and possibly a dentist or oral surgeon, it may be an infection that needs more attention ...Read more

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I have under active thyroid and taking levothyroxin. Lately my tongue and inside mouth are swelling - is there anything OTC which i can take for this?

I have under active thyroid and taking levothyroxin. Lately my tongue and inside mouth are swelling - is there anything OTC which i can take for this?

Need diagnosis: I assume your TSH is normal. Tongue and mouth swelling can be from meds especially ace inhibitors. Are you taking these? Angioneurotic edema is another cause and rarely can indicate lymphoma. Amyloidosis can cause tongue swelling. Suggest you see ENT or dentist. Severe hypothyroidism causes diffuse body swelling, myxedema, so it's possible from not enough levothyroxine. ...Read more

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There is a swelling in my inner cheeks, back of my left mouth, nearer to upper jaws & behind teeth. Its painless. I also have a red patch on my tongue?

There is a swelling in my inner cheeks, back of my left mouth, nearer to upper jaws & behind teeth. Its painless. I also have a red patch on my tongue?

Swelling: Any bleeding, pain, or as in your case swelling, should be investigated. If it has persisted for 2 weeks or longer the areas in question should be examined. Please see your Dentist. ...Read more

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2yrs ago i started having daily allergic reactions. (face mouth tongue swelling). I take Claritin & Zantac (ranitidine) daily.They can not find a cause. Thoughts?

2yrs ago i started having daily allergic reactions. (face mouth tongue swelling). I take Claritin & Zantac (ranitidine) daily.They can not find a cause. Thoughts?

Angioedema causes: I assume you have been evaluated by an allergist. Your condition, called angioedema, can be secondary to medications, or acquired from an underlying disease, or hereditary if you have members of the family with same symptoms, or idiopathic, which is an unknown cause. If you did not see an allergist, i would recommend seeing one. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sores/pain for 3 months, they've gotten better over time. I get like ulcers and random swelling on my tongue. Not sure why?

I am experiencing mouth sores/pain for 3 months, they've gotten better over time. I get like ulcers and random swelling on my tongue. Not sure why?

Part of same virus?: You should have more symptoms if it's viral. Do you have a fever? rash? (On the inside of the mouth, perhaps?) There are many possibilities - herpangina, herpes stomatitis, even some diseases for which immunizations exist (measles, e.g.) Did you get all routine vaccinations? Another possibility: vitamin deficiency (living remotely). Get examined by a doctor soon or use HealthTap Prime to discuss. ...Read more

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Can you get swelling on gums, tongue, roof of mouth, and lips from Oral Allergy Syndrome?

Can you get swelling on gums, tongue, roof of mouth, and lips from Oral Allergy Syndrome?

Oral Allergic Signs: Yes, swelling and redness of the gums, tongue or other oral structures can be a sign of allergy especially if the onset is sudden. The allergic reaction can continue on to serious respiratory or other systemic manifestations so you should seek medical care right away. ...Read more

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If I get a cut/abrasion on my tongue from broken tooth, are there any bacteria or microorganisms in my mouth that could cause severe tongue swelling?

If I get a cut/abrasion on my tongue from broken tooth, are there any bacteria or microorganisms in my mouth that could cause severe tongue swelling?

Yes: The mouth contains abundant bacteria and a break in the skin can cause infection. Antibiotics generally work, in addition to good oral hygiene. All the best. ...Read more

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Swelling (bumps) on gums, roof mouth and tongue. Itch and burn. Occurs during allergy season. Can these be symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome?

Swelling (bumps) on gums, roof mouth and tongue. Itch and burn. Occurs during allergy season. Can these be symptoms of Oral Allergy Syndrome?

Yes: moderate to severe oral allergy syndrome can result in some oral swelling. severe cases can even cause anaphylaxis. it is always important to understand the combination of environmental and food sensitivities contributing to the symptoms and to find out if carrying epinephrine is advisable. ...Read more

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Weird painless swelling under tongue - why?

Weird painless swelling under tongue - why?

Maybe a cyst: Or a blocked salivary gland duct. You should see your dentist or an oral surgeon as there are several other possiblites. ...Read more

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What causes swelling under the tongue?

Salivary Gland: One possible cause is salivary gland blockage. Other causes are infections, cysts, and possible cancers. Have evaluated by health care provider. ...Read more

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What is causing my tongue swelling?

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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My tongue is swelling up and is numb?

My tongue is swelling up and is numb?

Angioedema: Can be a serious allergic reaction. Seen medical help immediately.
May have breathing issues soon. ...Read more

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How to stop swelling in mouth in a day?

How to stop swelling in mouth in a day?

Swelling in mouth: It is unclear why you might be having the swelling and which parts of the mouth are involved. Swelling can be related to infection, trauma, tumors, allergic reactions and more. In some cases, in the cause is known, a topical, injectable, or oral steroid might be used for swelling - but only under supervision of a doctor. If swelling is effecting breathing, speaking or eating seek help urgently. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of mouth swelling?

What's the outcome of mouth swelling?

Suffocation: Dr. Mutnick is right: tongue swelling may compromise breathing. When the tongue swells the whole shebang goes - not just the front. The posterior tongue extends into the throat. Tongue swelling can prevent air from entering and leaving the windpipe. Lip & cheek swelling is unsightly but typically resolves in a few hours. Tongue swelling is a medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What can lead to swelling around the mouth?

A few things.: Allergies, angioedema, infection, trauma. Really need more symptoms to able to narrow this. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling inside the mouth?

How can you reduce swelling inside the mouth?

Diagnosis : You need an examination to determine the cause of your swelling, then the dentist can treat the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like mouth swelling go away quickly?

Depends: That could be caused by any number of different problems. It can be mild or severe...It could be a nuisance or could reflect a severe problem. Definatley get it checked out...If it gets severe, if you have trouble breathing, or feel short of breath rad to the er. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: mouth swelling?

What is the definition or description of: mouth swelling?

Could be allergy: Mouth swelling could be due to food, drug or bee sting allergy, ace inhibitor drug reaction, c1 esterase inhibitor (acquired or hereditary) and even dental issues. Treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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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