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What Could Be Causeing My Tongue To Be Numb And Swollen
Many possibilities: I can give you some ideas, but a doctor needs to see you and examine you and know more about your history. Possibilities: allergy or angioedema; your tongue might feel swollen (with no true swelling) because of a nerve problem; neurologic issue like stroke, ms; tongue or oral cancer; infection like herpes, etc. If your tongue is swollen enough to affect your speech, get to a doctor immediately! ...Read more
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
My tongue has felt numb for 3-4 wks. Looked at it close today and some buds seem swollen and some missing. Areas red too? What is that?
Geographic Tongue?: Without actually examining you, we can only guess as to exactly what you have. However, one possibility is something called geographic tongue. As this is only a guess and not a definitive diagnosis, it warrants you actually seeing a dentist to giving you an accurate diagnosis, as there are many other conditions that it might be, some of them requiring treatment. Numbness is a concern. ...Read more
3 days ago I bit my tongue in my sleep. There's a painful lump in my tongue or its swollen not sure Side of tongue feels numb and my tongue looked like I drank red coolaid the next day. Any explaination? Could be from something other than biting it
Biting tongue: Most likely you just have some bruising and swelling from accidental bite. Wait it our over the next few days to see if it subsides or see a local dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more
Hi, sometimes I get these weird sensations. I feel dizzy, my forehead feels numb, get fatigue, and my tongue feels swollen. Could this be my. Anxiety?
I just had my wisdom teeth extracted two weeks ago. My tongue is very sore and kind of numb in spots. My glands feel swollen also. What could be wrong?
See an oral surgeon: Or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Two weeks and lack of sensation shows that it may require attention and treatment. You should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment, for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
My tongue is swollen and numb after having my adenoids taken out. It's been two whole days. Is this normal? Should I go to the ER?
I have a swollen tongue, my taste is off and end of tongue is numb but it feels like I ate menthol. Also my neck is scratchy.?
3 days ago I had my lower horizontal wisdom tooth extraction Since now my half tongue is feels numb and swollen I hv feeling of trickling on tongue?
5 days ago I did wisdom teeth extraction my half tongue is swollen, numb, and trigly & feels like burning. Is it signed of nerves damage or heal??
Re-evaluate: Please return to the Dentist or (hopefully) Oral Surgeon specialist for reevaluation to asses cause and treatment. Important that you have follow-up care. ...Read more
Upper wisdom teeth pulled. 5 days after started having tongue tingles and twitches. (whole face has been swollen and numb til then)?
What is the question: If your face was swollen and numb before the extractions then that should have started to heal after the extractions. If you got swelling after the extractions then I would contact the oral surgeon that extracted the teeth. If you did not see an oral surgeon then contact the dentist and good luck. ...Read more
8 days ago I found out I was allergic to peaches as soon as I took a 2/3rd bite into one, the bottom of my tongue became numb and my lips swell with bumps on it. I drank alcohol last night and about 4-5 hrs of sleeping, my bottom lip is very swollen.
What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?
Lichen planus: Special gargles containing anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication often help reduce symptoms. If this topical treatment is not helpful then a brief course of steroid pills will likely help. If this persists, make sure it gets a biopsy to rule out other causes. ...Read more
I hve a red rash on th inside edges where my lips connect. Feels numb and swollen. I also have a canker sore on my tongue. Wat is wrong? Wats the cure?
I just had a cyst on my vocal cord removed Wednesday. On the side where the MD chipped my tooth my tongue is swollen and numb. Will the swelling go down and will I get feeling back? The doctor didn't mention any of that in my post op care.
Following surgery...: If it was an impacted wisdom tooth or a difficult extraction, then some swelling even a week later is not uncommon. The swelling should be going down each day. Numbness a week later is not common but may still be of no concern. These are questions that you should discuss with your surgeon who should be monitoring healing with follow up visits. Call your surgeon and ask! ...Read more
Can be: Often swelling can cause the sensation of numbness. You can get maximum swelling 3 days after the wisdom tooth procedure. ...Read more
My wife woke up with a slightly swollen upper right lip, numbness in the area and a slight droop at the right corner of her mouth. No insect bites?
The amount and duration of your swelling may be influenced by the position and development of the wisdom teeth, your facial structures, the skill and technique of the dentist or surgeon, medications administered and whether or not you followed the postoperative instructions.
The numbness and/or altered sensation is usually transient, but in some instances may be longer lasting. ...Read more
Hi doc Thanks for answer my half tongue is still numb and swellon but have sensation of tingling & burning. Is it symptoms of lingual nerve healing??
My ear hurts SO bad, been taking soldrin otico for a day. Woke up&my ear hurts and is swollen behind my ear I can't open my mouth 2 much pain&its numb?
My mother who is 72, has a left eye swollen and part of her left mouth numb what may she have. My mother got the syntoms when she went outside during the night three days ago and I don't know if she got bitten by a mosguito or something else.
I have a mouth sore an it's at the lining of my gums and under my tounge, the gums where my teeth r swollen, and when I put my tounge on it it makes my teeth right above the sore numb what do I do and who do I talk to?
How long?: Mouth sores can occur for a variety of reasons. You may have a gum infection, tooth infection or you may have simply traumatized the tissue. If the sore has been there longer than 2 weeks and is not healing on its own, you should have it looked at by a dentist. The dentist may order an x-ray to help with the diagnosis. Healthy gums are not swollen and do not cause the surrounding teeth to be numb. ...Read more
Could my GERD cause me to feel like my tongues swollen I sometimes wake up with this feeling scared it will swell?
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 more
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
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
A cut?: If it's a minor cut and not infected, no. However the cut and the swollen neck may not be related. First see your dentist to rule out any dental problems especially an infection. Your dentist can determine if there is a relationship and whether or not you also need to consult with your physician. ...Read more
Sudden change: Sudden neurological change in any body part is concerning for a TIA (mini stroke) or stroke. Could also be inflammation or compression along the nerve at some point, but things that can cause this type of nerve involvement are rare without other significant signs or symptoms. ...Read more
The left side of my tongue is numb is just started yesterday and I have not had any procedures what can cause this?
Tongue: If numbness just started, and no other symptoms, there may be localized event, pressure on tongue, from biting or sleeping on side, sometimes middle ear infection, can present this way, but also have facial palsy, if your doctor, cannot come to conclusion, consider rare causes, MRI of brain, dental evaluation, and may be a neurologist, howevere, likely it will resolve on its own ...Read more
What can cause the tip of my tongue to feel like it's numb but it isn't? Happens almost every day. I Haven't bitten it.
How can I be sure that my new symptoms are causes by fish I had recently ate butter fish and trout my tongue is swollen and I itch?
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?
Stabbed it?: Did you stab it? If you did that can cause swelling for sure. ...Read more
My gland underneath my tongue is really swollen, can you tell me what would cause that and if I need to go to a dr? If I do need to see a dr or a dent
Other factors: Caffeine an increase your anxiety and this may be a reason for numbness in the tip of your tongue. So you definitely want to cut down on the coffee and seek help for anxiety. The artificial sweeteners in coffee can also cause numbness. So can vitamin deficiencies, especially b12. Trauma and piercings can also cause this. ...Read more
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