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Swollen Tongue Causes
Number of Causes: of a tongue swelling include infections, allergies, injuries and systemic disorders, just to name a few. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a swollen tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or a dentist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend said she woke up last night having trouble with swollen tongue. What could have caused that? Second time in a month.
Allergic reaction?: This could be caused by some type of allergic reaction or even something systemic. Is there a history of this occurring? Is there any problem breathing? If so, she should seek immediate attention. She could be having a reaction from something she ate or drank prior to bed. Does she have any vitamin deficiencies? Regardless, this should be checked out and investigated. Start with her dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Dr noticed that my tongue was really thick, ruled out medications and sleep apnea. What could cause swollen tongue, looking for ideas.Tyvm?
Vitamin def: Tell you doctor to check you vitamin levels also make sure you do not smoke drink or take street drugs ...Read more
Hey. Have one question. I ate my food, and suddenly i was able to get the fork touched my tongue with the tip. Can this cause a swollen tongue?
Swollen tongue: By far the most common cause is an acute allergic reaction (called "angioedema"). This is usually painless but may interfere with breathing. Other causes include infection (glossitis), benign tumors (neurofibromas), vitamin deficiency, underactive thyroid, infiltrative diseases (eg. Amyloidosis), and certain very rare congenital causes (beckwith-weideman syndrome). ...Read more
Red and swollen tongue, with lots of pain. No meds, no different foods, no changes that couldve brought this. Could it be caused by thrush?
I have a high IgE reading up to 2000. What could be the causes of this. Also get swollen tongue quite often, with ridges on side from teeth.
Allergic bruxism?: The scalloped ridges on the side of your tongue likely are from nighttime clenching or tooth grinding. In 1980 marks published an article in the ajo about the link between bruxism and allergies in children. It is available on pubmed. See your allergist and dentist for treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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