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What Causes One Side Of Tongue To Swell
thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup. ...Read more
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
Tongue Swelling: Often times, medications that cause the mouth to get dry can lead to tongue biting. In addition, people with sleep and snoring issues often bite their tongues when they sleep. Sometimes, you can see crenations on the side of the tongue, which clearly indicate an episode of chewing on the lateral borders of the tongue and/or dry mouth. Try an oral rinse like biotene to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more
Stress, Anxiety: I understand your concern. Stress does not cause tongue to swell. People with Health Anxiety may have FEELING of swollen tongue. When thoughts are focused on feelings on the tongue, it starts to feel different or swollen. Feel the Blessings of Tongue helping with chewing, swallowing and 6000 Taste Buds, so essential for our Dining Experience. ...Read more
See dentist: Taste buds are only located on the extreme back and side of the tongue, not on the tip. See your dentist to get the tip of your tongue checked. ...Read more
Thank you. the Prednisone has caused my tongue to swell. is it safe to continue? this is my 1st day taking it.
Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a physician right away. Do you take any other medications? This might be an interaction. List the medications you take in your post. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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