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I bit my tongue quite badly on Friday night - a little blood

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I bit my tongue quite badly on Friday night - a little blood now and then but not dripping out. It has really swollen up and the whole underside and a bit on top has gone black. Swelling make swallowing anything difficult and painful. Using warm salt water and painkillers.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your question.

The wound may have got infected and that may require antibiotics for optimal treatment.

It would be best to get to an urgent care facility and have yourself examined and prescribed antibiotics if needed.

This condition should not be treated at home as increase in swelling can cause difficulty in intake of food as well as medicines.

Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 year ago.

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