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Swollen Throat And Uvula
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
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
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
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
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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