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What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

Infection etc.: The swelling process found is equivalent to inflammation which will take time to resolve. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Viral URI: Probably viral, but to be sure, go and see a doctor and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Slit in the back of throat with swollen tonsils and soar throat what could it be?

Slit in the back of throat with swollen tonsils and soar throat what could it be?

Pharyngitis: sore throats are typically infectious causes. Most commonly it is due to a viral infection. common cold symptoms often accompany the sore throat. cough, runny nose, sneezing etc. bacterial causes like strep usually lack cough, hoarseness, nasal running or congestion. time is the best management. for symptoms relief, lozengers, salt water gargles, NSAIDS sparingly can help. ...Read more

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Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Phelgm in throat: You are young for throat cancer unless you chewed a lot of betel nuts. More likely you have sinusitis, allergies with phelgm could try Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if it helps . May be indolent infection/ sinusitis like mycoplasma for whihc you need antibiotics .Since it is 3 weeks would get it checked out by urgent care/ doctor this week. ...Read more

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Terrible PND swollen left tonsil slight sore throat . Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?

Terrible PND swollen left  tonsil slight sore throat . Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured to rule out strep. and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. Gerd can also cause similar SX and can respond to ZANTAC OR NEXIUM (esomeprazole). ...Read more

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Lots of bumps on tongue, swollen tonsils and sore throat. What could this be?

Lots of bumps on tongue, swollen tonsils and sore throat. What could this be?

Many things.: The bumps are probably the normal papillae of the tongue, although without actually seeing it, we can't be absolutely certain of that. The swollen tonsils and sore throat would need to be diagnosed by your physician. ...Read more

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Sore throat. Yellow stuff (Not mucus) on back left of throat. Fever on and off. Lymph nodes are swollen. Difficulty swallowing. Kind of achy.

Sore throat. Yellow stuff (Not mucus) on back left of throat. Fever on and off. Lymph nodes are swollen. Difficulty swallowing. Kind of achy.

Strep throat: From the symptoms you describe, you may have strep throat. The only way to be sure is to be evaluated by a doctor (they may do a swab at the back of your throat). If so, you would need an antibiotic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sore throat with red bumps in the back of throat. ?

Sore throat with red bumps in the back of throat. ?

Throat infection: May be the start of a throat infection - pharyngitis. Gargle with warm salt water. Drink plenty of water and rest. If not too serious should pass in a few days. Even mild cases of strep throat can self heal without antibiotics. If symptoms worsen or you are very concerned see your MD for an exam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngitis ...Read more

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Painless bump in roof of mouth and sore throat?

Painless bump in roof of mouth and sore throat?

May not be related: These 2 symptoms may or may not be related. Sore throat may be flu or any upper respiratory tract infection. Could be from trauma. Virus or bacteria. Who knows? The bump? How long has it been there? Could be a natural bony growth. Could be a cyst. Could be a number of things. Please see an md or a dds in person for further answers. ...Read more

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Sore lumps on the back of throat?

Sore lumps on the back of throat?

Get checked out: Without seeing your throat, I recommend you to see an ENT doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more

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Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read more

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Hole in back of gum and sore throat?

Sore throat: A hole in the gum is suggestive of a primary problem with the teeth. I could represent a cavity of the tooth with erosion of bone and early abscess formation. It could be from a tooth socket that is communicating with the sinuses. Either way, you really need to see a dentist and possibly and ENT if there is involvement of the upper or lower jaw bone and possibly sinuses if in the upper jaw. ...Read more

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Throat. Swollen, glands swollen on right side and uvulla swollen?

It is likely virus i: Common clods from viruses are often the cause in which case it should settle down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it does not get better , seek medical attention as it can also be strept throat in which case you may need antibiotics in order to get well. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more