Asked by: Althea Gohrigmedical health ear nose and throat conditions
Why is my uvula touching tongue?
Last Updated: 5th February, 2020
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Also know, how do you treat a uvula that touches your tongue?
Drink plenty of fluids. The uvula is sometimes swollen due to dry mouth or dehydration, so water is the best medicine. Gargling with warm water and plain table salt can help to soothe a sore throat. Throat lozenges such as eucalyptus cough drops or throat spray can help to numb the pain.
Subsequently, question is, why does it feel like I'm swallowing my uvula? Your uvula -- the flesh that hangs in the back of your throat -- helps you swallow and speak. A swollen uvula can cause a sore throat, redness, trouble breathing or talking, or a choking feeling. If your uvula is oversized, it's a sign from your body that something's not right. Sometimes the cause can't be found.
Consequently, what can cause an elongated uvula?
Causes. Bacterial and viral infections such as strep throat, mononucleosis, or respiratory tract infections can cause uvulitis. The common cold is an easy way to pick up an infection because people's nasal passages are typically blocked up. This can cause the uvula to be enlarged, off place, shrunken, or even missing.
How do I make my swollen uvula go down?
If you are experiencing an uncomplicated case of a swollen uvula, drinking cold fluids, or sucking/eating ice chips may ease your pain and help the swelling to go down. But if the uvula swells enough so that you can't swallow, talk or you have difficulty breathing, you should go to the nearest emergency room.