Posted 2/15/2019 5:02 PM (GMT -6)
short of a food allergy that would not subside so quickly, I can't imagine what can produce such quick inflammation.
Could it be congestion with blood? IF the chewing was putting pressure on a vein preventing blood exit, while arteries continued to pump in blood, this could make something like inflammation. But you would be flush.
if something similar was happening with a nerve, you could feel like it was inflammed, but it would just be slightly numb.
no other ideas