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What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many things

This can be due to a food allergy.
It can also be dueto certain medications or a candida (yeast) infection in the mouth. It may simply be dueto dehydration poor saliva production. If it persists see your doctor or ent.

In brief: Many things

This can be due to a food allergy.
It can also be dueto certain medications or a candida (yeast) infection in the mouth. It may simply be dueto dehydration poor saliva production. If it persists see your doctor or ent.
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