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Wife had a swelling in her cheek with numbness and it moved to her upper lip, all in a few hours, after having lunch today. Seems to be going away now, could it be MSG in the burger? She also got a tingle on her tongue yesterday, looked in the mirror and saw whitish streaks on her tongue, still there but also going away. Any ideas?

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No injuries swelling since lunch , seven hours or so

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Similar event in June, only lasted 3 hours

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 7 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 7 months ago

Her symptoms are suggestive of some allergen (likely to be food allergen). MSG can be a possibility causing this if this has been observed earlier too.

Taking a benadryl would do two things;

a) May relieve her symptoms.

b) if symptoms are relieved, will substantiate allergic phenomenon.

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