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A 37-year-old member asked:

swollen uvula, what can i eat?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Swollen Uvula: Hello, At this time I would suggest liquids and ice. Anti-inflammatories if you are not allergic. This type of swelling may come from food allergies, snoring or sleep apnea. Positioning yourself in a forward position may also help reduce the "blocked feeling" in your throat. If it worsens, off to the ER you go! Good luck.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What causes swollen uvula?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Reaction: Other than trauma, surgical manipulation, or a mass - the things that can cause swelling are usually related to an "reaction". It could be due to certain med (ace inhibitors), due to an allergic type response, or due from a hereditary condition (c1 esterase defiency) that allows fluid to improperly fill tissue spaces.
A 25-year-old member asked:

I have swollen uvula. What to eat and how to make it cure?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Swollen uvula: Eat whatever you want. Time should cure it.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

Today morning when i woke up I have swollen uvula, what should I take? Is this something serious?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not usually serious: Swollen uvula is usually related to trauma perhaps from snoring or from viral infection. There are other causes such as allergy and angioedema but would not likely be limited to uvula. Should resolve on its own in a few days.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can know I have a swollen uvula?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Swollen uvula: If the uvula looks too large for the area it is in, or in other words if it totally fills the space between the tonsillar pillars, then it is too big. If you are snoring a lot at nite it will get swollen due to the air turbulence around it when you are snoring. Kinda like a flag in the wind. See an ear nose and throat doctor and her or she can check it out for you. Good luck and feel better!
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can cause a swollen uvula?

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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Swollen uvula: The most common cause is snoring. Infection is next if this is a new condition.

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