How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Mel. Your Own Question

Mel.
Mel., Nurse
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 352
Experience:  Qualified in 1977,have extensive coronary care & general experience,plus stress related conditions.
11403612
Type Your Health Question Here...
Mel. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

When I work up this morning I thought I must have bitten my

Customer Question

When I work up this morning I thought I must have bitten my tongue on the right back sometime during the night. then my tongue started swelling, more on the right side than left and it is a little uncomfortable but not bad. it is harder to talk. It has been 3 hrs and it hasn't changed dramatically, just has swollen a little more and a little more. Seems to have stopped now. This isn't inferring with my breathing or swallowing. It is affecting my right eye a little, kind of like going to the dentist. I also notice some swelling under my chin.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Mel. replied 5 years ago.
<p>HelloCustomer</p><p> </p><p>Welcome to Just Answer.</p><p> </p><p>There are several possibilities and a medical evaluation should be performed really.</p><p> </p><p> If the the throat is sore and you have a fever, then you probably have an infection and should see a doctor for culture and possible antibiotics.</p><p> </p><p>Acid reflux, allergic reactions, and nutritional deficiencies all can cause tongue swelling. Medications, infections, injuries can also cause similar symptoms. </p><p> </p><p>If you sre certain there is no obstruction to your airway just keep an eye on it for now and perhaps suck some ice cubes. When you go to bed tonight be sure to sleep with your head raised prop[ped up with pillows behind your neck and shoulders. This will prevent extra swelling which could be caused by being flat.</p><p> </p><p>I would strongly advise you so see your doctor though.</p><p> </p><p>I do hope it is better very soon</p><p>With my very best wishes</p><p>Mel. </p>
Mel., Nurse
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 352
Experience: Qualified in 1977,have extensive coronary care & general experience,plus stress related conditions.
Mel. and 5 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
This is very strange. The good thing is that it is resolving on its own. I didn't mention that I have no other symptoms...ie, fever, sores, digestive sysmptoms, muscle aches etc.

Thank you for your advice.
Expert:  Mel. replied 5 years ago.
That is good, thank you for telling me that. I would still suggest you suck some ice though and sleep propped up just for tonight.

Love Mel.X

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Health Professional
Mel.
Mel.
347 Satisfied Customers
Qualified in 1977,have extensive coronary care & general experience,plus stress related conditions.