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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?

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 more

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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 can be the cause of a swollen tongue? Does sleep apnea play a part and is there any treatment?

What can be the cause of a swollen tongue?  Does sleep apnea play a part and is there any treatment?

The simple answer: is that an enlarged tongue can occur with several conditions including obesity leading to an obstruction of the airway and OSA. Weight loss can sometimes result in remediation of "macroglossia" and help with OSA. The tongue will not shrink if the problem is due to some other condition like acromegaly, hypothyroidism, vascular malformation, neurofibromatosis, mucopolysaccaridosis, MEN or angioedema ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Not much: Inflammation from trauma (biting your tongue) will not go away with antibiotic. You need anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen (for discomfort as well) and ....Ice. The cold will decrease the swelling and pressure. It is a strong muscle with lots of blood flow so it shouldn't take long and it should start to go down. ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Take it easy: Best thing i can tell you is to take it easy and see a dentist if you're concerned. Warm saltwater rinses and bring careful to avoid re-biting it typically do the trick. Antibiotics are seldom needed for things like this, but it could be possible. ...Read more

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How can I cure painfull swollen tongue and inner cheek tissues?

How can I cure painfull swollen tongue and inner cheek tissues?

Swollen tongue: There are many reasons to have these symptoms. The most serious is an oral cancer. Your best option would be to have a physical examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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'i am having swollen tongue with tooth marks?

'i am having swollen tongue with tooth marks?

Scalloped Tongue: There's a number of reasons why you may get scalloped tongue, such as swelling, a narrow lower jaw or systemic health problems (e.g. sleep apnea). Treatment of this condition involves treating the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Swollen tongue cannot eat troubles swallowing?? It has been ten hours.

Swollen tongue cannot eat troubles swallowing?? It has been ten hours.

Swollen tongue: You may be having a slowly evolving allergic reaction such as urticaria, hives or angioedema. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help but this may progress to complete airway obstruction or aspiration of saliva. It may also be a pharyngeal mass or abscess that needs treatment. You need to be seen in the ER at once. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble swallowing and swollen tongue?

I'm having trouble swallowing and swollen tongue?

Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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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How can I treat a swollen tongue?

How can I treat a swollen tongue?

Find the cause: A swollen tongue can be due to a number of different causes. In order to treat it, one needs to know what caused it, which means you should be examined by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Swollen tongue what does it mean?

Swollen tongue what does it mean?

Could be a number: of problems..Most common is an allergic reaction ususally to a food/medication. Since this has serious implications suggest you check this issue ASAP with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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What should I do about a swollen tongue?

What should I do about a swollen tongue?

Need to be: Seen by a dentist it physician. Do not want obstruction of airway. Possibly an irritation or mild allergic response to foods, fruits or dental products. But better be safe. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is swollen tongue a symptom of lou gehrig's disease?

Not directly: They is some evidence that shows damage to parts of the brain resulting from the disease causing swallowing difficulty but not necessarily from hypertrophy of the tongue. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen tongue after healing!?

"after healing?": Whet needed to heal. Please return to your treating dentist for evaluation. Probably easily resolved. ...Read more

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I have a sore and swollen tongue, help?

I have a sore and swollen tongue, help?

Sore and swollen: Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately we can't see, diagnose or treat you over the internet. Start by seeing a dentist for an exam and diagnosis. He\she may need to refer you to a physician if necessary. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I get frequent tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

I get frequent  tongue ulcers and swollen tongue?

See a doctor?: Have you seen a doctor about this? If not, it would seem like a wise thing to do to help determine what is the cause, and of course how to minimize or eliminate this problem. ...Read more

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Can an allergy to nylon lead to a swollen tongue?

Yes: If you have an allergy to nylon , contact to nylon with your tongue can produce an inflamed reaction. Your tongue could swell due to this reaction. I would think it would have to be a direct contact only. ...Read more

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I have a swollen tongue with lumps should u go to hospital?

I have a swollen tongue with lumps should u go to hospital?

Doctor's office 1st: I would first go to the doctor's office and have it checked. I t may not need any type of hospital setting, just possibly a swab or biopsy in the office depending on the history and severity. ...Read more

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What to do for a swollen tongue from drinking too much water?

What to do for a swollen tongue from drinking too much water?

Wrong Conclusion: A swollen tongue does not result from drinking too much water. The tongue is a muscle and does not absorb water. ...Read more

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How do you get a swollen tongue to go down without going to the doctor?

YOU DON'T: A doctor is needed to determine the cause and give you the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis 2wk ago. I recently developed bumps on back of tongue .. Swollen tongue is this bronchitis or something else ?

Lingual tonsil : This is not the bronchitis. We normally have bumps on the back of our tongue called lingual tonsils, and they can become more prominent with a throat infection and take a while to come down. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

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 more

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Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Allergy: Could be as a result of an allergic reaction to certain foods or meds. ...Read more

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Why am i getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Swollen tongue: Impossible to say without an examination. A swollen tongue can occur due to injury, different diseases, or tumors. See your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

Swollen Tongue (Definition)

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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Enlarged Tongue (Definition)

An enlarged tongue is a clinical finding in which the tongue is larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can occur with allergies, infections, ...Read more