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Tongue Swelling Anxiety
I have health anxiety. Never gotten swollen tongue. I'm afraid of tongue swelling. How likely is this to occur? No food allergies, or other allergies!
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and tongue swelling because of the food i eat. I have no food allergy, or other allergies. Phobia?
Still? Again?: Did you talk to your counselor yet? Fears are primarily irrational concerns about things that may or may not happen. It is impossible to predict if you will ever have an allergy or an injury or a syndrome that may validate your fears. I would seek a consultation with a therapist to help you understand and control the irrational thoughts. Worrying about it will not change any outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??
Angioedema: this can be critical. some antihypertensive medications can be associated it and some NSAIDs cause it too, I suggest you see an allergist for some blood work and if currently swollen, seek medical attention immediately. You need to have some test to check your type of angioedema, it is likely to be idiopathic. if the attacks are frequent, a daily antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) help ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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