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Treating A Swollen Uvula
See a doctor: The time course is very important. If the swelling is new and caused by an allergic reaction or a side effect of medication (such as Lisinopril ) this could be life threatening and should be evaluated by a physician immediately - especially if you have changes to our voice or difficulty swallowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Woke up to swollen uvula and the surrounding tissue is swollen and frilly looking. It's hurts and feels dry and raw. What's causing this?
Infection: This sounds as if you have a pharyngeal infection affecting the uvula and associated tissues. You need to be seen by a doctor and appropriately assessed. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Had a swollen Uvula for 3 days now. Starting to really annoy me. I went out Friday and had a big drink, got home and was sick a couple times. I went t?
I've had a swollen uvula for about 24 hours now as the swelling has not gone down what should I do? It's very uncomfortable.
Uvula edema: Hello, the swelling of the uvula will take some time for resolution. The uvula lies in a dependent position. The timing will also depend on the degree of swelling. In my practice, i prescribe steroids. If you are having trouble swallowing or breathing, you'll obviously need to be seen in an er. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more
What does a swollen uvula with white patches and a swollen neck mean it is very painfull and it is not strep i was tested for that?
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