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I have a 74 year old mother living with me. This evening

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Hi. I have a 74 year old mother living with me. This evening after taking her dentures out, she noticed that part of her tongue was swollen. She has taken a Benedryl, but feels like it isn't doing anything for her. She is complaining of swallowing difficulty as well as itchiness around her cheeks and jowls. Is this serious enough for a trip to the emergency room?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 years ago.


All these symptoms are serious enough to warrant an ER visit. This can be some allergic phenomenon which may require steroid shot, as untreated may cause respiratory problems.

Hope this helps. Your follow up questions are welcome.

Dr. Arun

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