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What Causes Swollen Tongue?

i have a swollen tongue and am wondering if i have a corn allergy.
I have linked some issues I have had with breathing, hives, etc. with a allergic reaction to corn and caffeine. I have never had an allergy test done. Tonight I have a new symptom...my tongue is swollen. My breathing seems OK for now. I took a small amount of benadryl and some ibuprofen and I am waiting it out. I am wondering if this could be the corn allergy as I unknowingly consumed corn syrup in several food items today. and should I have an allergy test done and ask my doctor for an epi (spelling?) pen? I am hoping my chest stays open and I am glad we are close to a hospital..just in case the chest should get tight.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concern.

As per your complain and presentation of symptoms all the symptoms are indicative of allergic reaction and the new symptom that you are experiencing that is swollen tongue is also due to allergic reaction.

You should consult an Allergic medicine specialist and get a blood investigation done for allergic testing so that the exact irritant causing allergic reaction can be ruled out.

Once the exact cause of allergy is ruled out, preventing exposure to that allergen can prevent outbreak of allergy symptoms..

In case if still there is exposure to allergen and there is an allergy attack you can take Cetrizine or Diphenhydramine [benadryl] for relief.
For congestion by the time you reach hospital decongestant nasal sprays, broncodialators like Salbutamol in inhalar can be taken.

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards..
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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What Causes Swollen Tongue?

Hi.. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. As per your complain and presentation of symptoms all the symptoms are indicative of allergic reaction and the new symptom that you are experiencing that is swollen tongue is also due to allergic reaction. You should consult an Allergic medicine specialist and get a blood investigation done for allergic testing so that the exact irritant causing allergic reaction can be ruled out. Once the exact cause of allergy is ruled out, preventing exposure to that allergen can prevent outbreak of allergy symptoms.. In case if still there is exposure to allergen and there is an allergy attack you can take Cetrizine or Diphenhydramine [benadryl] for relief. For congestion by the time you reach hospital decongestant nasal sprays, broncodialators like Salbutamol in inhalar can be taken. Hope this information helps.. Thanks and regards.. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.