25th November 2019


Can you get your uvula removed?

Uvula removal alone in the VAST majority of cases will NOT address obstructive sleep apnea. The perfect patient who would most benefit from this procedure is someone who snores due mainly to uvula and does NOT have a bad gag reflex or documented obstructive sleep apnea.

Regarding this, what causes the uvula to swell up?

Strep throat, for example, can result in a swollen uvula along with tonsillitis. Treating bacterial infections can help reduce swelling and inflammation. Strep throat: As mentioned, strep throat is a common cause for the swelling of uvula, as it is an infection.

How do I treat a swollen uvula?

Drinking plenty of water may help uvulitis as the swelling could be caused by dehydration or dry mouth.
  1. Drink plenty of fluids.
  2. Gargling with warm water and plain table salt can help to soothe a sore throat.
  3. Throat lozenges such as eucalyptus cough drops or throat spray can help to numb the pain.

Can a person live without a uvula?

Many people do live healthy lives without a uvula, but that isn't to say it's not important. Some people who have the surgery have unpleasant complications, including changes in speech, drainage of secretions into their nose and a nasal quality to their voice, 7 which may be related, in part, to their lack of a uvula.
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