Why swelling of the tongue
Swelling of the tongue and sore throat may be symptomsvarious diseases. Most often they indicate allergic reactions, mononucleosis or cancer of the tongue. Infections in the oral cavity can also cause these symptoms. Other less common diseases also cause swelling of the tongue and sore throat. Many diseases caused by these symptoms can be serious and, possibly, need emergency treatment.
Allergic reactions sometimes cause swelling of the tongueand sore throat, depending on the severity of the reaction. Other symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, rash, irritation on the skin and sneezing. Swelling of the tongue can also cause breathing problems if the tongue swells to such a size that the throat is blocked. Problems that arise due to allergies can manifest only on one part of the body or can affect the functioning of the whole organism.
Mononucleosis or mono, in another way is known as"Mononitary angina" is transmitted from one person to another through saliva. It can also be transmitted through mucus and tears. It is a virus that causes a person to feel very tired for a long time. After a person's contact with the virus, he will be present in his body all his life, and sometimes becomes active and infectious.
Mononucleosis is accompanied by weakness, strongfatigue, fever, tongue inflammation and sore throat. Only a doctor can tell if mononucleosis is the cause of all these problems, and he usually prescribes the bed rest for a certain period of time to the patient. If the patient takes all the necessary measures and rests a lot, mono symptoms usually disappear. You may need to take prescription drugs, but in most cases, it is enough to take paracetamol to bring down the temperature and calm the sore throat.
Cancer of the tongue is a very serious disease,which, if left untreated, can lead to death. Some symptoms of this disease include swollen tongue and sore throat. A person can also have an enlarged lymph node, a pain in the ears, a white coating on the tongue, red spots on the tongue, numbness, soreness and bleeding. Sometimes there is also a tongue in the tongue.
Symptoms that are observed with cancer of the tonguemay also be symptoms of other diseases. Therefore, only a doctor can decide whether a person has cancer of the tongue or not. He is likely to check the patient's medical history, make a medical examination, and then hold a biopsy before he makes a diagnosis.