Swollen uvula
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JesC29 posted:
I've had a swollen uvula for about a day now. I've had it happen three times before. The first time it was because of strep and it swelled up so big I couldn't breath or swallow. The second time I woke up and it was slightly swollen and my throat was sore but it went away fast. This time I know that I had trauma to the back of my throat and my throat was sore and red almost immeditly afterwards and by middle of the next day my uvula started to swell. It's not that big I can still swallow and my throat isn't sore any more it's been about 2-3 days since incident. I don't have swollen glands or any other symptoms of strep. Is trauma to the uvula a common cause or even a cause? and what can be done to treat it at home since it's really not that big of a deal? And how long should it last?
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Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
As you know, my friend, I have absolutely no way of examining your throat and uvula via the Internet, nor did you tell me what KIND of trauma you had. Since I can't "see it", I really have no way of predicting outcome, like how long it will last.

Strep causes an entirely different type of uvulitis, and this would be treated by antibiotics. Treatment of uvular trauma would depend on the severity of the damage, and type of trauma -- something that I do not know.