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Swollen Tongue (Overview)

Swollen tongue is just a description of a tongue that has become larger then previously, this can happen because infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, a tumor growing inside of it , etc...


Swollen Tongue (Overview)

Swollen tongue is just a description of a tongue that has become larger then previously, this can happen because infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, a tumor growing inside of it , etc...


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How do I fix my painful swollen tongue?

How do I fix my painful swollen tongue?

See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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How to treat swollen tongue after having a strep throat?

How to treat swollen tongue after having a strep throat?

Call and follow up: With ur dr asap about this because the swollen tongue could be an allergic reaction to the antibiotics and other meds. Take care! ...Read more

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Sore, swollen tongue only on back left side. can you think of any possible causes - did i bite my tongue? how long will it take to get better? are there treatment to help expedite this?

Sore, swollen tongue only on back left side. can you think of any possible causes - did i bite my tongue? how long will it take to get better? are there treatment to help expedite this?

Quite common: The tongue biting during sleep has been reported as a common symptom in association with night bruxism. The custom night guard can be designed and fabricated by your dentist to prevent jaw closings during sleep, therefore preventing tongue injury. ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Not much: Inflammation from trauma (biting your tongue) will not go away with antibiotic. You need anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen (for discomfort as well) and ....Ice. The cold will decrease the swelling and pressure. It is a strong muscle with lots of blood flow so it shouldn't take long and it should start to go down. ...Read more

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What vitamin is associated with swollen tongue? Is tongue larger every day if deficiency?

What vitamin is associated with swollen tongue? Is tongue larger every day if deficiency?

Vitamin B12: A deficiency in vitamin B12 causes what we call pernicious anemia. The common triad of symptoms are paresthesias (areas of numbness on the body); weakness; and a sore, somewhat swollen tongue. People usually acquire pernicious anemia as the result of a problem in their G.I. System which prevents them from absorbing vitamin b12, such as crohn's disease. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you get a swollen tongue to go down without going to the doctor?

YOU DON'T: A doctor is needed to determine the cause and give you the proper treatment. ...Read more

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How can I heal a swollen tongue?

Why?: Why is it swollen? To heal tongue really have to determine the cause of the swelling. Call your dentist for an examination. In the meantime, salt water rinses 3x/day. ...Read more