Uvulitis is an inflammation of the uvula, which is the small
piece of finger-shaped tissue that hangs down from the soft palate in the back of
the throat. The uvula can usually be seen when a person opens his or her mouth
Uvulitis is most often caused by an infection. Symptoms of uvulitis
include swelling and redness of the uvula.
Home treatment for a sore throat may be all that is needed to
relieve uvulitis. It may also go away without treatment.
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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