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What does it mean if your tongue swells up?

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Your tongue can swell if it has been burned, damaged, or if you have an allergy. Any comments?

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  1. Joe says:

    If your pain threshold is very low then your tongue piercing is likely to be more . It swells up the first 3 days then starts to go down, try not to eat ice cream You know it does hurt but I mean, loads of things in life hurt waaaaay more than

  2. Marcy says:

    Your tongue will probably remain swollen like this for another week! Although it should go down somewhat in the next few days. I have my tongue pierced, although it did not get as swollen as you describe, but one of my friends tongue piercings was exactly like yours, so dont stress! :) however after a week if its still the same then maybe you should get a longer one. Is it far back on your tongue??

  3. Sammie says:

    When I eat sorghum my mouth sorghum that causes this? With wool on my skin swells and I get hives? It must be an allergy and blisters on my tongue? But what is it about, I am

  4. Gertrudis says:

    If the swelling is a result of an allergic reaction, epinephrine is the drug of choice. Benadryl will also most likely be given. A steroid such as decadron, kenalog or prednisone would decrease the swelling. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_medicine_used_for_tongue_swelling

  5. Macie says:

    Well, I am no expert, but I do belive that if your face or toung swells, it is most likely caused from some allergy to maybe a medication, food, or even a perfume or cologne. If you can, try to remember what you were doing, eating, or weari… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_causes_face_and_tongue_swelling

  6. Sammie says:

    You obviously know…since you posted this in the ALLERGIES section!?! You need to go to the Emergency Room because you are in Anaphylactic shock. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_Causes_facial_and_tongue_swelling

  7. Lasandra says:

    Not medical advice: A tongue swells up for a variety of reasons, including medications, allergies, and underlying medical problems.

  8. Lou says:

    Taste buds are small structures on the upper surface of the tongue. in substances such as alcohol, tobacco smoke and insecticides can cause taste buds to react and swell up. This is What Does it Mean When Your Upper Lip Is Swollen? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/info_8069466_causes-taste-buds-swell.html

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