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Doctor insights on: Tongue Frenulum Swelling

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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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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


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What causes tongue swelling?

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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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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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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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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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