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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?

My epiglottis is visible for the first time. Being treated 4 pharlingitis. Tonsils not swollen. Epiglottis still raised. Singer: need same space back?

Normal: It is not uncommon especially in children or people with smaller tongues to see the tip of the epiglottis especially, with gagging. It will only affect voice quality if it is swollen. ...Read more

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Can your epiglottis be swollen for 4 weeks and the only symptom be not be able to eat solid food?

Can your epiglottis be swollen for 4 weeks and the only symptom be not be able to eat solid food?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is it normal to see your epiglottis? I have swollen tonsils and noticed white cartilage in the back of my throat?

Is it normal to see your epiglottis? I have swollen tonsils and noticed white cartilage in the back of my throat?

Yes in kids : In very young children, the epiglottis is situated much higher and it is not unusual to see epiglottis in this population. As we get older, the epiglottis descends so it is unusual but possible to see the top of your epiglottis as an adult. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes and occasional red blood in sputum. I see some white bumps in my throat and at the tip of my epiglottis?

Possibly infection: It sounds like strep throat but it could be another infection - like a virus. Please see a doctor so he/she can consider a throat swab and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more