Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Swollen Tongue Home Care

Home care for mouth and tongue swelling depends on the cause.

Medications for mouth swelling caused by allergies include:

Diphenhydramine Dosing Chart
AgeDoseIntervalMax Daily Dose
2-5 years6.25 mg4-6 hours37.5 mg/day
6-11 years12.5-25 mg4-6 hours150 mg/day
12 and older25-50 mg4-6 hours300 mg/day

Chlorpheniramine Dosing Chart
AgeDoseIntervalMax Daily Dose
Under 6consult your physician
6-11 years2 mg4-6 hours12 mg/day
12 and up4 mg4-6 hours24 mg/day

For more information:

Swollen Tongue Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have mouth or tongue swelling and you develop any of the following:

Continue to Swollen Tongue Complications

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Swollen Tongue References
  1. Byrd JB, Adam A, Brown NJ. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-associated angioedema. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2006 Nov;26(4):725-37. [17085287]
  2. Greenberger PA. Idiopathic anaphylaxis. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2007 May;27(2):273-93, vii-viii. [17493503]
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