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Swollen Uvula.. lol

basically I was sick two nights ago and since then the back of my mouth has been horrible and my uvula is really swollen and drooping on my tongue. does anyone know how long this can last? I've never had this before and I seem to get up in the night and be sick at least once a month. Not alcohol induced if thats any help

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it could be an infection.... or most likely you have been sucking too many dicks
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Some people who have the habit of sleeping with their mouth open, have high chances of developing a dry throat. This is because they tend to breath out of their mouths and this is one of the main swollen uvula causes. People living in arid climates or dry conditions often experience dehydration due to low water intake. This may also cause uvula swelling, as when the body has a dearth of water, the uvula is forced to soak in saliva.

Swollen uvula cases are common among smokers and those who work in highly polluted areas. Smoking and other pollutants or irritants dry up the uvula and cause itching, which ultimately becomes one of the reasons of a swollen uvula.

Snoring is another habit which may not be unpleasant for the person who is snoring, but it definitely is for the person sleeping next to him. Snoring occurs when the back of the throat and tongue meets with the soft palate and the uvula. This results in the obstruction of air flow while inhaling and exhaling, thus causing the person to snore. So this malfunctioning in the breathing process which also involves the uvula, may be one of the reasons for the swelling.

As always, viral and bacterial infections are the most common among swollen uvula causes. Apart from such uvula infections, severe allergic reactions from certain medications or allergens also contribute to the swelling of the uvula. A swollen uvula is also the outcome of acid reflux or tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils, especially the palatine tonsils).

Consuming extremely hot food or liquid may burn the uvula and cause swelling. Alcohol abuse, mouth ulcers or a canker sore anywhere near the uvula, may also be included among the many swollen uvula causes.

That's what I found on the tinternet, go to the docs and feel better soon :smile:
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Original post by Anonymous
basically I was sick two nights ago and since then the back of my mouth has been horrible and my uvula is really swollen and drooping on my tongue. does anyone know how long this can last? I've never had this before and I seem to get up in the night and be sick at least once a month. Not alcohol induced if thats any help

Mods delete rather than deanon as I know a few people here irl thanks


Your swollen uvula could well be related to the being sick. When anything touches the uvula, it can stimulate our gag reflex and make us puke! So every time your swollen uvula is tickling the back of your tongue it could be making you want to throw up.

Why do you have a swollen uvula? natashapt nicely covered most of the possible reasons :smile:

So main points of what to do are:

1.) Drink lots (8 glasses of water a day) (coz dehydration may be a cause)

2.) Avoid anything that may dry out your mouth (eg smoking, caffeine, alcohol, mouth-breathing, marijuana, and dry environments. Also check how much you're urinating - are you losing a lot of water? This could be linked to a dry mouth, which is linked to a swollen uvula)

3.) If you suspect a viral/ bacterial infection, go to the doctor and get checked. Once you get the infection sorted (if this is the cause), the uvula should get back to normal size. In the meantime you can try gargling with warm salty water which is good to kill off some bugs.

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4.) Check for possible food intolerances: When anything swells, it's a sign of inflammation. Inflammation could be because of irritation, not only from things like burning food/ spicy food/ smoking / inhaled irritants, but also from foods you may be sensitive to. Consider if you may have a sensitivity to a food. You can tell coz usually you'll have other effects as well, like maybe a blocked nose, headaches, or digestive problems. If you have a food sensitivity causing uvula swelling, exluding that food for 7-21 days should help get rid of the swelling.

Hope this helps :smile: Let us know how you get on!
Reply 4
I had the exact same thing best thing to do eat ice cream it will sooth the uvula and reduce the swelling down trust me it works well :smile:
Reply 5
Provlem with that it increases mucus which keeps the feel of it touching tongue.
Reply 6
Its acid reflux. You can have it with out feeling a burning sensation. The acid from your stomach irritates the uvula.

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