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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
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
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
Swollen uvula: If the uvula looks too large for the area it is in, or in other words if it totally fills the space between the tonsillar pillars, then it is too big. If you are snoring a lot at nite it will get swollen due to the air turbulence around it when you are snoring. Kinda like a flag in the wind. See an ear nose and throat doctor and her or she can check it out for you. Good luck and feel better! ...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
Today morning when i woke up I have swollen uvula, what should I take? Is this something serious?
Woke up to swollen uvula and the surrounding tissue is swollen and frilly looking. It's hurts and feels dry and raw. What's causing this?
Infection: This sounds as if you have a pharyngeal infection affecting the uvula and associated tissues. You need to be seen by a doctor and appropriately assessed. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Had a swollen Uvula for 3 days now. Starting to really annoy me. I went out Friday and had a big drink, got home and was sick a couple times. I went t?
I've had a swollen uvula for about 24 hours now as the swelling has not gone down what should I do? It's very uncomfortable.
Uvula edema: Hello, the swelling of the uvula will take some time for resolution. The uvula lies in a dependent position. The timing will also depend on the degree of swelling. In my practice, i prescribe steroids. If you are having trouble swallowing or breathing, you'll obviously need to be seen in an er. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more
What does a swollen uvula with white patches and a swollen neck mean it is very painfull and it is not strep i was tested for that?
Possible.: Swollen tissue indicates irritation and possible infection. Depending on how tender, swollen the uvula is, you might consider seeing your doc for a throat culture to rule out strep. Most likely it is irritation or viral infec. If it continues, feels reallly uncomfortable &/or is associated with fever, may be systemic bacterial infec or mononucleosis. No matter what is going on, stop the marajuana. ...Read more
This morning I woke up with a swollen uvula and now there's a white blister on it what should I do?
Swollen uvula: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You may be fully treated there or be passed on to a specialist. Hope all goes well. ...Read more
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