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White stuff on uvula/ tonsils comes off like slimy skin if i touch it. No sore throat no enlarged tonsils. Cold with foul smelling mucus.

White stuff on uvula/ tonsils comes off like slimy skin if i touch it. No sore throat no enlarged tonsils. Cold with foul smelling mucus.

Rule out fungus: The throat should be cultured for fungus. There are a number of fungi that co-habitate with normal bacterial flora in the throat. Usually, this follows taking an antibiotic or stress can induce the multiplication of these organisms that are present in small amounts in most normal throats. If the culture is positive for fungi, appropriate anti-fungal gargles will resolve this problem. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

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


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What do you suggest if my son has a bifid uvula and kissing tonsils what should I do?

What do you suggest if my son has a bifid uvula and kissing tonsils what should I do?

See a doctor: the uvula should see an oral surgeon and is usually left alone. The tonsil problem should be see by an otolaryngologist and treatment will depend on symptoms ...Read more

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What to do if I have red throat, bump near uvula, 1 swollen tonsil.. help?

What to do if I have red throat, bump near uvula, 1 swollen tonsil.. help?

Sx's: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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ENT wants to shorten uvula, remove enormous tonsils and reconstruct very narrow nasal passages because I can't breathe well thru mouth or nose. Help?

ENT wants to shorten uvula, remove enormous tonsils and reconstruct very narrow nasal passages because I can't breathe well thru mouth or nose. Help?

Need something: Looks like you need to do something to relieve your symptoms. Surgery is generally recommended if medical treatment has become ineffective. My rule of thumb for surgery is to let your PMD help you make the decision if you need to be under the knife. They may be willing or aware of trying new medical treatments first. Feel better?? ...Read more

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2 or 3 raised red bumps with white center on back of throat on top near uvula. I had tonsils removed years ago. Bumps are a little sore. What is it?

2 or 3 raised red bumps with white center on back of throat on top near uvula. I had tonsils removed years ago. Bumps are a little sore. What is it?

Cannot diagnose: Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. Even if we could, this would have to be seen to be diagnosed as there are several possibilities that would require specific testing. See your doctor. ...Read more