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Why does my tongue keep swelling up? It starts underneath

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Why does my tongue keep swelling up? It starts underneath then moves toward my throat. Last night it started around 2am so I took some 2 Benadryl allergy liquid-gels which helps. then when I woke up around 5:30am my throat was so dry I took 1 sniff of Flo-neze and 1more Benadryl. Tongue is still as of 9:30am. I wen to a allergy specialist 6 months ago and they could not tell me why. But determined that I'm allergic to dust, grass, dogs, cats but we don't have any animals and I was not in or near grass. Please help, sincerely ***@******.***
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Since benadryl helps, that suggests you still have allergic reaction, or you have a condition called angioedema.

Angioedema can be hereditary due to the deficiency of C1 esterase inhibitor.

This should be checked.

Medications also can cause this if you on any.

Oral prednisone course will help to weed out any residual swelling.

You should be on combination antihistamine Claritin and Ranitidine daily to prevent such reactions.

You can continue with benadryl every 8 hours as needed.

Best wishes,
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