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My Uvula Is Swollen And Long
After night of beer tasting, I think my uvula is swollen from what I read. What should I do? How long will this last?
Good to get examined: It is better to get checked by medical personnel as to find whether it is simply enlarged or also inflamed . It may resolve by rest or if inflamed with lymph node enlargement may need some medications. ...Read more
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
I noticed my uvula touches the back of my tongue never noticed this before it isn't swollen or red or have bumps it's just seems long ?
First, it can be simply normal for you especially if you have no symptoms.
However, some people get large and swollen ones when either allergic to something or a possible infection or actually also from snoring as the uvula bangs back and forth and gets traumatized.
What fits for you? ...Read more
I burnt my uvula yesterday on hot food and its very swollen today. What can I do to get the swelling down? My tonsils are no longer visible.
My eyes get dry and swollen when i go a long time without eating. Also dry skin and mouth. Why does this happen?
Dehydration: When someone does not eat or drink anything for a prolonged period, they get dehydrated. This causes the dryness issues. ...Read more
Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? How long until gum goes down
Punched in the mouth and upper lip is split and swollen, got 3 stitches. How long should it take for swelling to go down (days, weeks?) Any tips?
I have a thin cut in my mouth, about 1/2" long. My cheek is swollen and the gum and jaws are sore. 3 days! Home/holistic/homeopathic remedies???
Give it time: No home remedies worth a mention. "Holistic" is without real meaning. All homeopathic remedies are useless except as placebo. Homeopathy made no sense when invented 150 years ago and it still consists of silly dilutions of useless molecules until there is not a single molecule left in the distilled water you buy in a weird bottle. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sold as a sleeping pill. Other antihistamines work bett ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, my wisdom teeth are coming through and my mouth is swollen around the tooth, stopping me from opening my jaw and making it hard to swallow. My doctor prescribed my amoxycillin. I have been taking them for 24 hours now with no improvements. How long sh
I am no longer achy but still experiencing really bad painful sore throat with cough and no white on tonsils. Swollen roof of mouth and facial pressur?
Viral Syndrome: The group of symptoms you mentioned point to a viral infection. The early phase known as a viral prodrome can consist of body aches and a blah feeling. This can be followed by general cold symptoms, sore throat cough, a stuffy and or runny nose. Fluids and Acetaminophen or ibuprophen can help with the sore throat, and cough. These symptoms generally resolve in 2-5 days. If not better see your doc. ...Read more
My 11 year old son has a sore throat, swollen tonsils and on the left side of his mouth behind his last molar gums are swollen. Is it okay to give them to him, if so what size and for how long? I have some augmentin 875-125mg tabs. Is it okay to give them
Sounds like teething: The symptoms you describe sound like your son's 2nd molars are coming in. I do not know how much your son weighs, so i cannot comment on whether the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is safe or not. Half a teaspoon of salt in a tall glass of warm water is a great rinse for swelling. Rinse frequently and spit, don't swallow. Talk to your physician or dentist about the proper antibiotic and what dose to take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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! ...Read more
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
Beware!: Snorting substances has been known to cause tissue damage to the lining of the nose and pharynx including severe necrosis. E.G. Snorted Cocaine or crushed vicodin have both been associated with significant tissue death in the nose and throat. Not a good idea for many many reasons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer