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Treatment For Swollen Tongue
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Swollen tongue: You may be having a slowly evolving allergic reaction such as urticaria, hives or angioedema. Benadryl 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
Salivary Glands: Infection. The symptoms that indicate a salivary gland infection include redness or swelling over your jaw in front of your ears, below your jaw, your tongue or on the bottom of your mouth. If you have increased fever, trouble breathing or swallowing, see your GP immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YOU DON'T: A doctor is needed to determine the cause and give you the proper treatment. ...Read more
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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