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Will tongue swelling kill me if I don't get treatment?

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Dr. Douglas Johnston
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: It can

When tongue swelling is severe, it can block the airway and make it very difficult to breath.
There are many causes of swelling and i would recommend discussion and evaluation by your doctor.

In brief: It can

When tongue swelling is severe, it can block the airway and make it very difficult to breath.
There are many causes of swelling and i would recommend discussion and evaluation by your doctor.
Dr. Douglas Johnston
Dr. Douglas Johnston
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Severe + progressive

Can kill you if an allergic reaction causing severe tongue swelling.
This can restrict ability to breathe and thus an emergency. Simple distal tongue swellings are not serious.

In brief: Severe + progressive

Can kill you if an allergic reaction causing severe tongue swelling.
This can restrict ability to breathe and thus an emergency. Simple distal tongue swellings are not serious.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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