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What Causes Swollen Uvula
Reaction: Other than trauma, surgical manipulation, or a mass - the things that can cause swelling are usually related to an "reaction". It could be due to certain med (ace inhibitors), due to an allergic type response, or due from a hereditary condition (c1 esterase defiency) that allows fluid to improperly fill tissue spaces. ...Read more
Swollen uvula: Any allergy can cause swelling of the delicate tissues on the inside of the nose and mouth. Usually, the nose is more affected than the mouth, but the uvula can swell, although a less common place for swelling to occur with manifestation of allergy. ...Read more
Can marijauna withdrawls cause you to not smoke for months can anxiety from weed cause your throat to burn or make the uvula swollen?
Cannabis: Marijuana smoke contains mucosal irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. If you have not used cannabis for a number of months - that should not be causing your throat to burn or your uvula to swell. Anxiety can lead to throat symptoms. Consider getting checked out by your physician. ...Read more
I just woke with sore throat and area behind uvula swollen and wondered what causes this? The swollen area is so enlarged it flaps when i exhale.
It is likely infecti: Sore throat is frequently caused by the head-cold virus which usually resolves in 4-5 days with the help of tylenol (acetaminophen) pills and lots of warm liquids. If you develop fever or enlarged lymph glands, it can also be strept throat infection(bacterial infection). This requires antibiotics use and a visit to your family doctor unless you get well with tylenol (acetaminophen) in another 1-2 days. ...Read more
Swollen Uvula: Hello, At this time I would suggest liquids and ice. Anti-inflammatories if you are not allergic. This type of swelling may come from food allergies, snoring or sleep apnea. Positioning yourself in a forward position may also help reduce the "blocked feeling" in your throat. If it worsens, off to the ER you go! Good luck. ...Read more
See a doctor: The time course is very important. If the swelling is new and caused by an allergic reaction or a side effect of medication (such as Lisinopril ) this could be life threatening and should be evaluated by a physician immediately - especially if you have changes to our voice or difficulty swallowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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