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There is yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula, what do I do?

There is yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula, what do I do?

Swollen uvula: This is actually more common than you might think, and you need to get to a physician immediately so you can be appropriately treated. If your pcp or ENT physician cannot see you now, there are urgent care physicians that are available now that can help treat you immediately. So do not wait to get treatment by a physician! ...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


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I have a lot of yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula. Is there a correlation?

I have a lot of yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula. Is there a correlation?

Yes: Your symptoms are consistent with a viral/bacterial infection and the purulent material (yellow/green mucus) is the body's defense mechanism challenging that infection. The swollen uvula is part of this infection. A culture of the throat is first, followed by appropriate and specific medical treatment. See your physician. ...Read more

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My uvula looks swollen and red and my tonsils look swollen, throat hurts and hurts to move my neck?

My uvula looks swollen and red and my tonsils look swollen, throat hurts and hurts to move my neck?

Pharyngitis: A swollen, red, sore throat can be related to bacterial infection like strep or viral infection including "mono". A healthcare provider can perform a rapid strep screen, throat culture and even test for presence of ebv virus (cause of infectious mono) to determine if antibiotics are indicated or not. It's uncommon, but other infections and causes are possibilities as well. ...Read more

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My uvula looks swollen and red and my tonsils look swollen, throat hurts and hurts to move my neck ?

My uvula looks swollen and red and my tonsils look swollen, throat hurts and hurts to move my neck ?

Cold: Depending on the duration of your symptoms, you may have a throat infection. If this is a chronic condition, you may have other causes. Pain in moving the neck can be from swollen lymph nodes. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than a few days. ...Read more

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Have a swollen throat no pain?

Have a swollen throat no pain?

Breathing problem?: If yes, rush to the ER now especially if you have trouble swallowing or talking also. ...Read more

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I have a swollen throat, what should I do?

I have a swollen throat, what should I do?

Get tested: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Try ginger tea. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen throat, hookah?

I'm concerned because I have swollen throat, hookah?

Yes, hookah use can: Cause inflammation of your throat because the ingredients are irritating your respiratory track. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen throat please help?

I'm concerned because I have swollen throat please help?

Swollen throat: if as well having hoarseness/ difficulty in breathing go to ER, if just sore throat please your doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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What can cause swollen throat glands?

What can cause swollen throat glands?

?swollen neck glands: Viral or strep infection of the throat are the most common cause of bilateral swollen neck lymph glands. Swelling of glands on only one side or in the absence of a throat infection raises questions of other causes like lymphoma, leukemia, etc. ...Read more

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Throat Swelling (Definition)

Throat swelling is where the tissues of the throat become enlarged. This can occur due to inflammation (such as an infection) or ...Read more


Uvula (Definition)

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