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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

Mouth (Definition)

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


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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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Woke up with top and dangling thing in mouth swollen. Top looks whitish (not dots -just color).Harder to swallow/clear throat. Swelling has lessend.???

Woke up with top and dangling thing in mouth swollen. Top looks whitish (not dots -just color).Harder to swallow/clear throat. Swelling has lessend.???

Mouth: Could be your uvula which can he infected or traumatized from hot liquids. Start with a salt water gargle and a spray like chloraseptic but you should have it checked out and possibly cultured. May need antibiotics ...Read more

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Very sudden sore, swollen throat, red dots on roof of mouth. Completely fine when I woke up this am. What could it be?

Very sudden sore, swollen throat, red dots on roof of mouth. Completely fine when I woke up this am. What could it be?

Petechiae: Everyone wants to learn a new word right?
Were the spots there last night and went away or did the sores come up this afternoon? Either case warrants a peek from a dentist. You may have a sudden onset virus, allergic reaction to a food or petechiae (sometimes painful red dots on the roof of your mouth from trauma). As always if you can't breathe or swallow 911. I hope they feel better soon! ...Read more

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Hoarseness & uncomfortable swollen throat feeling and coated tongue roof of mouth feeling hairy. Could this be thrush from my inhaler? Ent saw nothing

Hoarseness & uncomfortable swollen throat feeling and coated tongue roof of mouth feeling hairy. Could this be thrush from my inhaler? Ent saw nothing

Inhaler technique: Thrush is always a concern when using asthma inhalers. Make sure you are washing your mouth out after each use and review inhaler technique with your doctor at your next follow-up appointment. Sometimes adding a spacer to your device can assist. If an ENT evaluated your mouth then likely not thrush. Inhaled steroids can cause sore throat as a side effect. Address with prescribing provider. ...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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Is a swollen throat a symptom of hiv?

Is a swollen throat a symptom of hiv?

Maybe: Hiv disease and its concomitant effect on the immune system can present as almost anything. If you are worried about HIV disease, strongly suggest being tested. Diagnosed early therapy is quite effective and patients live fairly normal lives. ...Read more

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Do hydrocodone pills help with a swollen throat?

Do hydrocodone pills help with a swollen throat?

Not really: They can help alleviate the discomfort, but will do nothing to improve the swelling or underlying condition. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can soothe a swollen throat and tonsil?

Can I tell me how I can soothe a swollen throat and tonsil?

Remedy: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Will a swollen throat allergic reaction go away eventually?

Will a swollen throat allergic reaction go away eventually?

Yes: Antihistamines help, steroids, avoidance of inciting agent/allergen. One thing to stress is ensuring that this was an allergic reaction, as well as the severity of it. Just to stress: anytime there is airway involvement - any shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, stridorous breathing - this is a life-threatening allergic event & you should always seek immediate emergency care & evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you heal this swollen throat even already on amoxicillin?

How do you heal this swollen throat even already on amoxicillin?

Virus vs. Other bact: A swollen throat can be the result of a viral infection and will not respond to amoxicillin.
Furthermore, other bacteria can breakdown the Amoxicillin structure. That is why the best drug empirically to use when you are certain that the infection is bacterial (throat culture), is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). This antibiotic has clavulinic acid in its make up and will prevent this breakdown of amoxicillin. ...Read more

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In a case of mono do the white patches go away leaving you just a red swollen throat?

In a case of mono do the white patches go away leaving you just a red swollen throat?

Yes.: With infectious mononucleosis (a viral illness), commonly there is a very sore throat with enlarged tonsils and white exudate in the crypts. Not uncommonly, this is treated as a strep throat with ampicillin; curiously enough, Ampicillin rx for mono not uncommonly causes a fine red body rash. At any rate, lots of fluids, saline gargles, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and adequate rest. Full time rest not needed. ...Read more

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I have a swollen throat and it looks like red bumbs on the back of my tounge and I'm 16 is this normal?

I have a swollen throat and it looks like red bumbs on the back of my tounge and I'm 16 is this normal?

Probably not: But it is hard to tell for sure without a direct look at your throat. Your family doctor can probably help. ...Read more

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Did appointment and was told that I got swollen throat. Does it causes phlegm and how to reduce discomfort?

Did appointment and was told that I got swollen throat. Does it causes phlegm and how to reduce discomfort?

Swollen throat: It is hard to believe that the doctor who gave you the above diagnosis did not tell you what to do to get your throat better.
If that is the case and your throat is still sore have a friend or family member send you to someone better.
Please let me know how that turns out. ...Read more

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I developed a cough and swollen throat after starting to take Ramipril. I discontinued taking it two weeks ago. When will the coughing stop?

I developed a cough and swollen throat after starting to take Ramipril. I discontinued taking it two weeks ago. When will the coughing stop?

Stop ramipiril: No, most likely the cough will continue and the throat swelling is definitely a reason NOT to continue to take Ramipiril. This is what we call an ACE inhibitor which has the side effects you mention and should be stopped and you need to consult with your MD for further recs. ...Read more

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I've been sick all week with a swollen throat and body aches. The aches are gone but I feel like my throat isn't getting better just worse. Wat is it?

I've been sick all week with a swollen throat and body aches. The aches are gone but I feel like my throat isn't getting better just worse. Wat is it?

Been med checked?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to help a swollen throat?

From inside or outsi: Swollen is throat or neck? . Throat ones' are from infections like tonsils, pharyngitis spine abscess pointing into mouth and throat from behind, lymphnodes in front of spines -into throat when infected, back of tongue swellings -like abscess, tumour. Neck swell. Can be from skin abscesses, thyroid swellings, lymphnode swellings -infections to cancers, laryngitis.Caries tooth can cause lymph node sw. ...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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Are there any ways to treat swollen throat with home remedies or over-the-counter drugs?

Are there any ways to treat swollen throat with home remedies or over-the-counter drugs?

Swollen glands: If you mean swollen glands, ie, a sore throat with swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, otc pain relievers like tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or Aleve can help the pain of the glands and throat, and lozenges can ease the soreness of the raw throat. Irrigating with saline solution as in the sinus rinse kit can also help the soreness due to drainage, especially if you raise your head and let it run down inside. ...Read more

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How does one treat a sore/swollen throat?

How does one treat a sore/swollen throat?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Could have steep throat, tonsillitis, viral infection etc. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore and swollen throat?

What could cause a sore and swollen throat?

Strept throat: Streptococcal tonsillitis is the most likely cause in young people. Mononucleosis and other viral sore throats are common, too. Cancer should be considered in adults over 40, especially smokers. ...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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Swollen Throat (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