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Swollen Tongue And Gums
Swollen tongue with sores, top of mouth is also very cut up and gums feel raw. What could've caused this and what should I do?
Dry mouth?: Sound like your mouth is very dried. It could be of several reason: 1) diabetes, 2) sjogren syndrom or dry mouth syndrom, 3) stress, 4) using heat during winter, need humidifier... Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis. Palliative treatment included good oral hygiene to prevent superinfection and plenty of fluid to prevent dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen tongue: You may be having a slowly evolving allergic reaction such as urticaria, hives or angioedema. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help but this may progress to complete airway obstruction or aspiration of saliva. It may also be a pharyngeal mass or abscess that needs treatment. You need to be seen in the ER at once. Please don't delay. ...Read more
Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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