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Swollen tongue with numbness at tip, blotchy inner lips. Do not have change in routine. Cause?

My daughter is 23 and has been in Israel for 2months- she had an episode yesterday that caused her tongue to swell up and the insides of her lips to get blotchy. It was very scary and today she says the tip of her tongue is numb and the lips are still looking blotchy. She went to a doctor and he wrote a script for tests but they will run 1500 and the results will take 2 weeks. She is due home in 3 weeks. It sounds like allergy to me but she said she did not eat anything unusual. Any ideas?
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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By the very history it looks like angioneurotic edema which a form of allergic reaction.
This type of allergic reaction is a cause for concern.
Most of the times this type of reaction is related to food allergy.
It is strongly advised to avoid any allergen which is suspected to cause the allergy.
Due to edema of the tongue it may fall back and obstruct the airway.
Keep her under constant observation.
Sleep on her sides to avoid tongue falling back and obstructing the airway.
Answered: Sat, 1 Jun 2013
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