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Allergy

Question
Posted by: patience | 2018/11/02

Q.

Swollen tongue

I woke up with a swollen tongue and it's a bit big. What could possibly be wrong with me? 

Expert's Reply

A.

Allergy expert
- 2018/12/11

A swollen tongue is called Angioedema. There can be many causes from food allergy to side effects medication snd deficiency of certain proteins in the blood. If the swelling happens again, then you should see your doctor for allergy testing and check the levels of Complement C4 and C1 Esterase Inhibitor.

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