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Doctor insights on: Unilateral Tongue Swelling

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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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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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How can I make my tongue swelling go down quick?

Swollen tongue: Need more information here. What is your tongue swollen from? Allergic reaction? Benadryl. A bite? Anti-inflammatories and analgesics for pain. Have it looked at asap, especially if from an unknown origin. ...Read more

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Sir my name umair razzaq and my problem tongue swelling I am very upset so please recommend some medical tests?

Sir my name umair razzaq and my problem tongue swelling I am very upset so please recommend some medical tests?

Need diagnosis: Many causes. You have to see a doctor to do an examination. Then he will know the right tests to perform. ...Read more

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What is the best way to make tongue swelling go away?

See MD!: Tongue swelling can be caused by multiple causes including, allergy; some rare diseases; trauma (such as inadvertently biting the tongue); dental problems. In short, treatment depends on the cause of the swelling. See a physician. ...Read more

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How do I reduce the tongue swelling from foods im sensitive to?

Avoid certain foods: Most importantly you should avoid those foods that you are sensitive to. An antihistamine like Benadryl can be helpful for minor swelling once the swelling has occurred. Be aware that swelling of the tongue due to an allergic reaction can be very serious and a visit to the emergency room may be needed. ...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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How do I get my tongue swelling to go down so I can eat?

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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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 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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Tongue Swelling (Definition)

Tongue swelling may occur due to infection, autoimmune disease, trauma to the tongue, ...Read more