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Numbness at tip of tongue, gets swollen. Difficulty is speaking. Diagnosis?

Hi! For two weeks now I have had numbness at the tip of tongue. Then it occasionally gets swollen to the point , I can't speak coherently. I don't whether they are related, but the entire tounge is sometimes swollen. Could you give me a possible diagnosis before I go to my doctor? You are the only one I have told this. Possible Cancer, Strained tongue, or swollen table. Thank you for your time!

Keith Wayne McCoy
Thu, 26 Sep 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear Ms Keith,

Thanks for posting your query on this website. I can fully appreciate your concern for your problem.

1. Recurrent swelling of tongue is suggestive of allergy to some food( beverage / chocolate / peanuts etc..); cosmetics, shampoo, soap, detergent etc..

2. Just relax : it is NOT cancer.

3. The allergic food can be best identified by you alone. Make a chart daily, of foods taken. Avoid foods taken on the day you develop swelling of tongue.

4. Till the culprit food item/cosmetic is identified, take Tab XXXX XXXX mg twice daily.

I am confident that you will certainly benefit from the advice.

May I assure you that I am always available for your assistance and will try my best to cure your condition to the best of my experience and knowledge.

Please feel free to revert back to me in case of further clarifications, if any.

HAVE A NICE DAY AND A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

Fond Regards,

Dr.(Col) R Karanwal
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Do you had ingested any allergic medicines or food items?

Swollen tongue can also be caused due to-iron as well as Vitamin b-complex deficiency.

Plenty of fruits as well as nutritious diet has to be ingested.

Iron as well as vitamin b-complex supplements has to be administered.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Avoid allergic,spicy foods.

Smoking and tobacco chewing has to be avoided.

Hope this helps.
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Numbness at tip of tongue, gets swollen. Difficulty is speaking. Diagnosis?

Dear Ms Keith, Thanks for posting your query on this website. I can fully appreciate your concern for your problem. 1. Recurrent swelling of tongue is suggestive of allergy to some food( beverage / chocolate / peanuts etc..); cosmetics, shampoo, soap, detergent etc.. 2. Just relax : it is NOT cancer. 3. The allergic food can be best identified by you alone. Make a chart daily, of foods taken. Avoid foods taken on the day you develop swelling of tongue. 4. Till the culprit food item/cosmetic is identified, take Tab XXXX XXXX mg twice daily. I am confident that you will certainly benefit from the advice. May I assure you that I am always available for your assistance and will try my best to cure your condition to the best of my experience and knowledge. Please feel free to revert back to me in case of further clarifications, if any. HAVE A NICE DAY AND A SPEEDY RECOVERY. Fond Regards, Dr.(Col) R Karanwal