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August 10th, 2012
Help?!?!?!?!
So thankful for the Internet and it's forums because I freaked out when I started gagging just from swallowing... And I felt like I wanted to throw up!!! AAAAHHHH!!! My hanging ball thing in my throat is swollen!! What the hell do I do?! I have had a mild case of INSOMNIA lately... So that probably isn't helping it either?! I can't even drink cold water without gagging... Crap!!! I'm going to try all of everyone's advice... From gargling warm salt water, warm drinks and trying ibprofen... Which I might say I'm scared of trying to swallow them!!! Any one with advice for the first timer on these things and first timer of having a swollen uvilla?! HELP ME PLEASE!! I'm scared to sleep!!!
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replied October 4th, 2012
hi all, i woke up 3days ago with my throat feeling really thick with phlegm, i looked in the mirror n although my uvula wasn't swollen or anything it had developed a white lump on the end of it, i absolutely s**t my self! i went 2 the chemist n they advised difflam spray, up to now that hasnt done much, i also got some throat sweets which just cool it down. the next day i woke up with a sore thorat so it had gotten worse i went 2 the doctors, she also hadn't seen anything like this and prescribed me penicillin, i have been taking the antibiotics for 2days and so far nothing has changed, i now have developed a cold Sad really getting me down Sad i have just gargled salt water which seems to soothe it for a bit, i just want this lump to go. Also i hadnt been drinking, smoking bud and i don't snore! strange :/
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replied November 14th, 2012
Chronic swollen Uvula, considering having it removed.
I've repeatedly suffered from having a swollen uvula since I was a kid. Back then the doctors assured me it was allergies and to make it go away simply take an anti-histamine and eat cold items ie ice cream. This remedy absolutely works each time, however I'm looking for a permanent solution. So anyone experiencing this after a heavy night of drinking and smoking this will fix you up in a matter of a couple hours. However, I am also a heavy snorer (nickname is chainsaw) but I'm not overweight nor do I suffer from sleep apnea (never diagnosed at least). The issue with me is that it's occurring more frequently. And in addition to my uvula hanging down and tickling the back of my tongue until I dry heave and vomit repeatedly, the rest of my throat seems to close as well, making it very difficult to breath. Tonight was the last straw as I was playing basketball (very warm dry air) and because of all my mouth breathing my throat closed to the point that I was actually nervous. I recently read that people have had their uvula removed but that sometimes scar tissue can form, which will actually make the snoring worse... though solving the uvula problem. Has anyone had the surgery to remove the uvula altogether? Any doctors out there who perform this procedure? I would like to get more information regarding the success rate of this procedure WITHOUT going to the doctor, who not only charges for the visit, but financially benefits from elective surgery. Success rates I have seen vary so dramatically throughout the internet that I can't make a decision.
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replied June 18th, 2013
elongated uvula
surprisingly,this condition is not an isolated case because it affects many more people.i in particular find it even hard to toothbrush in the early morning immediately after waking up as i feel like throwing up.however, the situation clears within an hour on its own.the posts i have read are very encouraging.
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