My one year old grandson has recently been diagnoised with a swallowing problem that is interfering with his eating - he can only take very small bites and can only drink from a bottle. I have also observed that he has what appears to be a swollen tongue.
My brother is severly Autistic so I am very concerned that these symptoms may be indicators of neurological problems. Is a swollen tongue something to be concerned about in an infant?
If you haven't already, you should discuss your concerns with the parents of your grandson, and have them bring them to the pediatrician. A truly swollen tongue (enlarging over time) is concerning for the possibility of an underlying metabolic problem. The pediatrician can do an evaluation to determine the probability of an underlying medical problem. A referral to a feeding specialist can sometimes help if a medical or surgical problem cannot be found.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.