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Readers Offer Explanations for Mysterious Swelling of Chin

Published: January 2, 2010

In the September 2009 issue, Kathleen reported that her husband’s chin swells several times a year for unknown reasons and asked for possible treatments.

• Gladys, Huron, South Dakota, suspects the problem is linked to food and drug reactions. Her symptoms resolved after discontinuing Lotensin, a blood pressure medicine.

• Jean, West Monroe, Louisiana, says a clogged saliva gland may be to blame. Removing a small stone from under the tongue cured her husband’s problem.

• Nancy reports that eating acidic foods caused her father’s chin to swell.

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