What does it mean if your uvula is long?
An enlarged uvula is often caused by infection, an allergic reaction, or irritation from chemicals or medical procedures.
Read below to find out how long a swollen uvula lasts and how to get treatment..
What if my uvula is touching my tongue?
This condition is known as uvulitis. When the uvula touches the throat or tongue, it can cause sensations like gagging or choking, although there is no foreign matter present. This can cause problems with breathing, talking, and eating.
Can you choke on your uvula?
The uvula is the little hanging structure in the back of the throat. It is essentially an extension of the soft palate. The patient will typically report that this occurred after a night of severe snoring. It can cause choking and be painful and may make it difficult to swallow.
How long does it take for a swollen uvula to go away?
Uvulitis usually resolves in 1 to 2 days either on its own or with treatment.
What happens if you remove your uvula?
What is a uvula removal surgery? The uvula (YOO-vyuh-luh) is the tissue that hangs down at the back of your throat. Having it removed can help open your airway and reduce vibrations when you breathe in and out. It can help to reduce snoring and other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Why is my uvula longer than usual?
Infections can lead to a swollen uvula, including the flu, mononucleosis, croup, and strep throat. Even a common cold can cause your uvula to swell. Depending on the type of infection, you may also have symptoms like: Cough.