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Why Lupus Patients Have Swollen Tongue


2012-12-15 14:43

Some lupus patients sometimes find their tongues swollen and they are worried to find the cause. However, even after seeing dentist, it is still a question that cannot be answered. Actually, lupus itself may not cause the symptom, but other affected diseases or triggers may lead to this condition. Here are several possible causes of swollen tongue in lupus patients.

Infection

Swelling of the tongue can occur due to inflammation of the tongue (known as glossitis), the presence of abnormal substances (such as amyloid protein) in the tongue, the collection of fluid in the tongue as a result of different disease processes, or tumors that infiltrate the tissues of the tongue. As lupus is a chronic immune disease, it increases the risk of infection or inflammation.

Potential infectious causes of a swollen tongue include:

- Herpes simplex virus infection

- Strep infection (bacterial infection)

- Syphilis

- Yeast infection

Medicine Allergy

An enlarged tongue can also occur as an allergic reaction to medications or other substances. In this case, the swelling is due to fluid accumulation in the tissues of the tongue, medically known as angioedema.

A dramatically swollen tongue can lead to breathing problems and may be a medical emergency. Treatment of allergic reactions that include swollen tongue can include epinephrine, antihistamines, and/or steroid medications. Swollen tongue is reported by people who take Lisinopril, Aspirin, Lyrica, Synthroid, Simvastatin etc. If you recently were started on a medication known as an ACE Inhibitor (such as Lisinopril) you should notify your doctor right away because the condition can be dangerous.

Food Allergy

The tongue can swell for a variety of reasons. It is possible that you irritated it in some way and that caused some edema (fluid leakage) into the tongue. If you have an allergy to a certain food you ate, then it is possible the main symptom you feel is tongue swelling.Perhaps it was something you ate the night before, or were exposed to very recently (alcohol, spices, a virus, a new medication etc).

Other causes may also trigger swollen tongue in lupus patients. Without Without seeing it, it is impossible to tell. Only your doctor can determine the cause of you tongue swelling.


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