The Lower Tongue Is Swollen And Feels Sore?
In the afternoon, I want to ask, my lower tongue suddenly appeared to be very swollen and sore, it felt so bad it reached my ears, I also couldn’t chew because of pain. I guess why, yes, it just felt sick yesterday after eating junk food.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Your complaint can occur due to several possible causes, including:
Food allergies, beverages, drugs or certain chemicals
Impact of insect bites or stings
Bacterial or viral infections
Glossitis or inflammation of the tongue
Among these possibilities, we can't be sure which of them best represents your condition, but when it comes to a history of eating certain foods, the biggest possibility is allergic. But again, if you are allergic, this should also have happened at other times in previous occasions when you ate the same food. Therefore, other possibilities still cannot be avoided and this fact arises after you eat certain foods may just be a coincidence.
Therefore, we recommend that you check your condition with a doctor, may be a general practitioner and may go directly to the ENT doctor about this condition. Your doctor will try to dig deeper into your medical history through interviews, and do a physical examination by looking directly at the part you are complaining about. Seeing this directly is also important because there can be a description that escapes the eyes of ordinary people. From here you can determine the best treatment for your condition.
Meanwhile, don't worry too much, don't consume food or drinks that are too cold and too hot, consume soft food first, don't take drugs without doctor's advice, and if the complaints are unbearable and make it difficult for you to talk, eat and moreover breathe, do not hesitate to check yourself at the nearest hospital emergency room. So, hopefully answering your question.