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My mom used homeopathic medicine under her tongue and now her frenulum has strange swelling and white spots. ?

My mom used homeopathic medicine under her tongue and now her frenulum has strange swelling and white spots. ?

Very unusual but...: I've given thousands of patients homeopathic medicines for over 30 years and have never heard of anyone having a reaction like this. I'm curious exactly what medicine she took. Most homeopathic medicines are very dilute substances in a carrier of lactose (milk sugar). It's possible your mom is sensitive to lactose- while very unusual, that seems more likely than a reaction to the medicine itself. ...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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What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Irritation: Mechanical irritation by hard, sharp foods, floss incident, any number of reasons could cause frenal inflammation. If calculus (tartar) build up is severe that may be cause as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes swelling under the tongue?

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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I have swelling on the one side under my tongue?

I have swelling on the one side under my tongue?

A few thoughts...: A swelling under the tongue could be dangerous... if it rapidly expands, it can block your airway and cause asphyxiation. How long have you had it? How old are you? Do you have any teeth? Do you smoke? Answers to these questions could give some insight to an answer... lacking any information whatsoever, best bet is for you to see a local oral surgeon. ...Read more

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There'sa soft swelling under my tongue. What should I do?

There'sa soft swelling under my tongue. What should I do?

See a dentist: See a dentist to examine you and determine what you see and feel and whether it's normal or not. ...Read more

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Cough during the day and swelling of the tongue at night. What is wrong with me?

Cough during the day and swelling of the tongue at night. What is wrong with me?

Who knows: With such little information to go on, there is no way to possibly answer your question on a forum like this. There are literally hundreds of possibilities, maybe thousands. Go see your physician and get examined so he/she can narrow the possibilities down and give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling on right side of tongue and right side of jawline? No pain.

What could cause swelling on right side of tongue and right side of jawline? No pain.

Few things: A few things. Some of which are not good. See oral surgeon for evaluation/diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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My wife has swelling, a white patch on the side of the tongue and pain. What can I do?

My wife has swelling, a white patch on the side of the tongue and pain. What can I do?

Emergency room: If you want an immediate answer go to the emergency room. They can at least help with pain management. If they feel it is trauma related ( she bit her tongue) they may ask her to contact her dentist for follow up care. If they feel she needs more testing they will let you know. ...Read more

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What causes tongue swelling?

Many things: Dr. Kwok's answer is thorough. Keep in mind tongue swelling *can* be a life threatening problem if severe. If you have severe swelling, feel like you are having trouble breathing, call 911 or head to the er. If you take an ace-inhibitor (lisinopril or other -pril medicine) make sure you get this checked out asap as those medicines can cause a very rare but serious allergic reaction. ...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 can I do to reduce the swelling in my tongue?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my tongue?

Tongue Swelling: True tongue swelling should be evaluated urgently as it could represent an underlying allergic reaction. Often the oral mucosa/tongue is effected first in an anaphylactic response particularly to something ingested. Massive tongue swelling can lead to airway blockage which can be an emergency. Best not to ignore this kind of problem if significant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I got my tongue done today and I was just wondering what to do with the swelling and pain ?

Possibly ice: Depends on what was done. Conservative treatment is the best with ice and possibly anti inflammatories. ...Read more

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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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Just how long can tongue swelling last?

A long time: Tongue swelling can continue for hours or days if the cause of the swelling is not removed or avoided. For example, if penicillin allergy is causing the swelling and the patient continues taking penicillin then the swelling will continue and possibly get worse. Tongue swelling may not go away by itself. Proper treatment like antihistamines and steroids may be needed. It is an emergency. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce tongue swelling?

What can I do to reduce tongue swelling?

Nothing: Nothing works for tongue swelling - not epinephrine, antihistamines, steroids, etc. - all you can do is wait for the swelling to go down, and see an allergist to try to figure out why your tongue is swelling in the first place. ...Read more

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How to make tongue swelling go away fast?

How to make tongue swelling go away fast?

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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What will help my tongue swelling go down?

Diagnosis: The first step is to have someone evaluate your tongue and to provide a diagnosis so that the proper treatment can be initiated. ...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