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My epiglottis is visible for the first time. Being treated 4 pharlingitis. Tonsils not swollen. Epiglottis still raised. Singer: need same space back?
Epiglottitis: Epiglottitis is a condition where the flap that comers the trachea swells. This can be a life threatening condition due to the possibility of air movement being cut off. There are different causes of epiglottitis including infections, burns, and trauma. You need to be evaluated by an ENT doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel like my epiglottis is swollen and when I swallow I can feel something move. I also have trouble swallowing solid food. 4 weeks now. EPIGLOTTIS?
Am struggling to swollow, my throat is extremely sore and i can barely see my throat as my epiglottis is swollen, and there is a hard bump in it?
See a doctor: Your description is a confusing as most people cannot see their own epiglottis when they open their mouth. You might be referring to your uvula (punching bag like structure hanging from soft palate). If so, you may have an infection and you should see your doctor for an evaluation. If you are also short of breath or have wheezing from your throat, you need to go to the er asap. ...Read more
Looking down back wall of throat to epiglottis, the wall is bumpy and inflamed. Also two white spots in the area. No pain, only swollen feeling.Causes?
Bumpy throat: any other symptoms? - fever or post nasal drip? - sounds like you are developing a bacterial sore throat ? strep. The white spots may be pus draining from lymph glands in the throat (commonly called exudates). If you have no other symptoms - try salt water gargles - 1 tsp of table salt to 4 oz of warm water - gargle and spit out do this several times a day. Good luck ...Read more
Is it normal to see your epiglottis? I have swollen tonsils and noticed white cartilage in the back of my throat?
Hi , I recently noticed my epiglottis. It's not swollen, but I have discomfort when swallowing and just a little bit of a sore throat. Should I worry?
Sore throat: Sorry about that. For starters I suggest you go to the nearby Pharmacy and they more than likely will recommend a medicine for you. You shouldn't need a prescription! ...Read more
26, female, overweight, and have GERD. My throat seems to feel swollen on occasion. Sometimes it feels tiny, other times the swelling makes me breath harder. I noticed I can touch my epiglottis with my finger. I'm worried. Is there actually reflux?
I see white strips on both sides behind each tonsil that goes down as far as my epiglottis. I have a sore throat, tonsils aren't swollen. No allergies
Go to the Doctor: I am not sure why you would turn to the internet. You have symptoms of an illness. Please go see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more