A Lump On The Uvula?

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1 day ago I had a lump on my uvula accompanied by a feeling of dehydration. easily thirsty. that’s why huh.

1 Answer:

Hi Wahyu,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The uvula is a part of the soft palate (palate mole) that extends into the back of the tongue near the oropharynx. Normally, the uvula has a smooth, slippery surface and is pink in color because it is supplied by many blood vessels.


The appearance of a lump on the uvula can occur due to many reasons, one of which can also be related to dry mouth (xerostomia). Xerostomia itself occurs when the salivary glands, which are supposed to produce enough saliva to keep the mouth area moist, are damaged or damaged. The triggers can be due to side effects of drugs (for example anti-hypertensive drugs, anti-depressants, anti-histamines, decongestants), aging, side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, neurological disorders (for example due to side effects of injuries or surgery in the oral cavity), smoking, consuming alcohol, using illegal drugs (for example marijuana or methamphetamine), or also due to other diseases (eg diabetes, stroke, fungal infections, autoimmune disorders, HIV, etc.). Xerostomia can also make you feel thirsty so often that you want to drink again and again. Not only that, people with xerostomia can also experience bad breath, difficulty chewing and swallowing food, attack sounds, dry throat, taste problems, and various other complaints. As a result of this xerostomia, the area of ​​the oral cavity can experience inflammation and swelling, including around the uvula, giving rise to a lump.


Apart from dry mouth, it could also be that the lumps you experience are formed due to other causes, for example enlarged tonsils (tonsils), quincy abscess (pus-filled sac in the peritonsillar area), lymphoma (tumor of the lymph nodes), throat cancer, cysts, fibromas, polyps. , mucocele, and so on.


You should check with your doctor directly so you can identify directly what exactly triggered your complaint. If necessary, the doctor may take a tissue sample from the lump so that it can be examined microscopically.


Meanwhile:

Avoid touching the lump on the uvula with any unclean object
Eat healthy, soft, if necessary foods
Reduce foods that are too hard, spicy, oily, coconut milk
Gargle a lot with salt water
Brush your teeth 3 times a day
Drink 8 to 12 glasses of water per day
A lot of consumption of vegetables and fruits that are rich in antioxidants
Don't smoke or consume alcohol
Avoid oral sex with partners with no clear sexual history

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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