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What causes swollen tongue?

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Dr. Priyanka Tiwari


Practicing since :2013

Answered : 1895 Questions

Posted on Wed, 2 Nov 2016 in Dental Health
Question: 4 days ago I woke up with e very swollen tongue, sensitive mouth tissues, swollen as well all over my mouth and a little bit like slightly frozen, like after a dentist appointment.
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Tiwari 26 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX ,

Thanks for consulting Healthcaremagic .
This is Dr. Priyanka Tiwari answering your query .

I have read your query and understand your concern . As far as swollen tongue and mouth tissues is concerned this can be due to number of reasons like nutritional deficiency, stress , salivary gland swelling, dry mouth , burning mouth with hot food or chemical or physcial injury like sharp teeth , increased level of blood sugar or oral infection .

Based on details provided I will suggest you to do some self care remedies like Do gargle with numbing mouthwash and you can take medicine containing Diclofenac sodium with serratiopeptidase or Ibuprofen available at OTC to reduce pain and inflammation. Do cold water gargle and suck ice pops . Drink plenty of water and avoid hot and spicy food.
If symptoms persists aforementioned i will suggest you to Consult oral surgeon for clinical examination and evaluation .

Hope I have answered your query .
If you have further query I will be happy to help.
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