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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

Swollen Tongue (Definition)

Swollen tongue is also known as Tongue swelling. 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 ...Read more

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Friend said she woke up last night having trouble with swollen tongue. What could have caused that? Second time in a month.

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 more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing whenever possible.
Once
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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What should I do/take for a swollen tongue?

Anti-inflamatory: Take Aspirin or ibuprofen. If it continues to swell and breathing is affected. Go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best exercise for a swollen tongue?

Help please? What is the best exercise for a swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue?: There is no exercise to treat a swollen tongue. See your primary care physician, an ENT specialist or an oral surgeon to find out why it's swollen. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Elevate feet
1 Hrs, Daily, forever
Take your blood pressure
2x day
Reduce salt intake in your diet
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Use support stocking if you'll be on your feet for long periods
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What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

What are the more common causes of 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

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How can I heal a swollen tongue?

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

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Walk
20 Min, 3x day, forever
Elevate legs
20 Min, 3x day, forever
Don't add salt to your food
Once
Get urine tested for protein
2x year
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What is the definition or description of: swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue: 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... ...Read more

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