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how to tell if your throat is swollen
A 37-year-old member asked:
46 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably infection: That is your uvula. This can get infected. You should see an oral surgeon, dentist or your physician for an antibiotic.
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Uvulitis: This is either from trauma or infection. It usually occurs in the context of pharyngitis, rarely is it the sole affected region. If it does not pass, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is a respiratory irritant and will likely worsen things.
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Local Irritant: Smoking may add to the problems already present with the swelling of the throat you are experiencing. I would recommend not smoking anything until th ... Read More
A female asked:
54 years experience Rheumatology
FNA was negative : Good be bleeding ask your physician
A female asked:
39 years experience Dentistry
That : That is called your "uvula". It can be swollen for many different reasons, including but not limited to infection, dehydration, and inflammation. Seek ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Can be infectious: One can have one sided tonsillitis or pharyngitis. If this isn't associated with sore throat symptoms, you should see an ent asap. Also if there is an ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get checked out now: Sudden swelling would make me think infection or inflammation. My recommendation is that you get seen at an urgent care or emergency room, where exam ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? Pharyngitis: please see your doctor or ENT specialist, needs evaluation, good luck
A 24-year-old male asked:
43 years experience Pathology
Airway: I've survived misadventures like this as well. Glad you re okay. Should you feel your throat closing tight, be ready to call an ambulance. Thankfully, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Specializes in Endocrinology
Exam or ultrasound: An exam by your physician can determine if the gland is abnormally large. An ultrasound can then be done to see if you have growths on the thyroid.
A 19-year-old female asked:
20 years experience Dentistry
See physician: Would recommend you see your doctor so he/she might be able to take a look. Could be a number of things that need to be checked out.
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