Tongue Disorders Causes and Treatment: I ate a chocolate with chopped Brazilian nuts in caramel and had an allergic reaction. My tongue and throat swelled up and has small bumps on it. What can i use to make the swelling go down?

Any kind of injury or bump on the tongue can be extremely distressful since the tongue is such a vital part of the body, and thus you can confront problems in eating and talking. If there is a swelling of the tongue it can even cause problems in breathing and lead to choking. Bumps on the tongue are usually caused by small injuries and cuts which could have happened by accidentally biting on your tongue while eating. If your diet is deficient in Vitamin B, you could face this problem and in this case daily consumption of curd can help to treat the problem. It can also be caused by certain medical conditions such as yeast infection, infections or ulcers of the oral cavity. The most common reason for bumps on the tongue however is an allergy to a food product that has been consumed or simply the toothpaste you have used to brush your teeth this morning! An allergic reaction by definition is the changes to the affected tissue due to exposure to an allergen. You should thus first check for allergies and try to eliminate the offensive product from usage, before you consult a doctor for adequate treatment.

There are several simple home remedies that can help you to treat bumps and swelling of the tongue due to an allergy. The simplest way of treating the bumps on the tongue is to keep your oral cavity, and thus your tongue clean by rinsing your mouth properly every time you eat. You can also wipe your tongue using a swab dipped in a salt and water solution. This will help to treat any infection that has been caused by a cut in the tongue and also bring down the swelling. In addition to this you should drink plenty of water to keep your mouth clean and wash away the bacteria residing in the oral cavity. You can also drink 1 glass of water with 2 tbsp pf apple cider vinegar which is excellent for all allergies and infections. Increasing your consumption of vegetables and fruits which are a rich source of Vitamin C is also beneficial in treating allergies since it improves the over-all immunity of the body. Bumps and swelling of the tongue usually do not last more than a couple of days, but if they persist you should consult a doctor for proper treatment and also to rule out the possibility of oral cancer, especially if the bump is only on one side of the tongue.

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