Swollen Uvula - What to do?

A swollen uvula may be because of a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. It may also be due to an allergic reaction, a dry mouth, or acid reflux.

Home remedies, including drinking plenty of water, gargling with warm salty water, throat lozenges or spray to numb the pain, and over-the-counter pain-relief medications, can usually clear up a swollen uvula in a couple of days.

  1. drink 8-10 glasses of water every day
  2. gargling with warm salty water to reduce the inflammation
  3. use throat spray to relieve the pain and control inflammation
  4. put some ice into mouth to cool and numb the pain
  5. drink tea to reduce inflammation
  6. take good rest

If your uvulitis is caused by a bacterial infection it may be treated with antibiotics. Usually you will find other symptoms along with swollen uvula when it’s an infection.

If it is the result of an allergic reaction it may be treated with antihistamines or steroids.


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