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What Can Cause A Swollen Tongue
What can be causing a swollen tongue also middle of the night not able to breath through mouth. Feeling of the airway in chest closed.
Allergic reaction: Acute allergy can cause swelling that can block your airway, creating a potentially dangerous situation. Sudden onset after a particular type of food is ingested or medication taken may suggest this. This is an urgent issue requiring immediate attention. If this has been going on for awhile and is more chronic, you may have obstructive pharyngeal anatomy. Which may be associated with apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hey. Have one question. I ate my food, and suddenly i was able to get the fork touched my tongue with the tip. Can this cause a swollen tongue?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Friend said she woke up last night having trouble with swollen tongue. What could have caused that? Second time in a month.
Allergic reaction?: This could be caused by some type of allergic reaction or even something systemic. Is there a history of this occurring? Is there any problem breathing? If so, she should seek immediate attention. She could be having a reaction from something she ate or drank prior to bed. Does she have any vitamin deficiencies? Regardless, this should be checked out and investigated. Start with her dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red and swollen tongue, with lots of pain. No meds, no different foods, no changes that couldve brought this. Could it be caused by thrush?
I have a high IgE reading up to 2000. What could be the causes of this. Also get swollen tongue quite often, with ridges on side from teeth.
Allergic bruxism?: The scalloped ridges on the side of your tongue likely are from nighttime clenching or tooth grinding. In 1980 marks published an article in the ajo about the link between bruxism and allergies in children. It is available on pubmed. See your allergist and dentist for treatment. ...Read more
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