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Doctor; Occasionally my tongue swells, usually on only one side

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Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Question: Doctor; Occasionally my tongue swells, usually on only one side only
Also occasionally, some portion of the bottom of a foot or both swells, usually part of heel or arch.
Symptoms come on fairly suddenly and last up to 12 hrs. Frequency varies . Once a month to once every 6 months.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Probably an allergic reaction, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to an allergic reaction.

This diagnosis can also be related to the swelling of the feet.

I recommend doing some examinations to confirm the diagnosis.

I suggest:

An allergy test

Ig E blood level

Meanwhile, I recommend using antihistamines daily such as Levocetirizine 10 mg daily.

I also recommend to use antihistamine mouth rinses to relieve the swelling of the tongue.

If the symptoms continue you should consult an ENT specialist for a physical examination.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Doctor; Occasionally my tongue swells, usually on only one side

Brief Answer: Probably an allergic reaction, follow the advice below. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Your symptoms seem to be related to an allergic reaction. This diagnosis can also be related to the swelling of the feet. I recommend doing some examinations to confirm the diagnosis. I suggest: An allergy test Ig E blood level Meanwhile, I recommend using antihistamines daily such as Levocetirizine 10 mg daily. I also recommend to use antihistamine mouth rinses to relieve the swelling of the tongue. If the symptoms continue you should consult an ENT specialist for a physical examination. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.