Epiglottis Is Seen When Opening The Mouth?
Greetings .. it’s normal if the epiglottis is visible when you open your mouth, and it feels like there’s something out of place … is it normal or not ???
Hello, good afternoon. thanks in advance for the question.
Sorry in advance I want to confirm whether what you mean by epilogical is epiglottic structure? If yes, then here is our answer.
The epiglottis is a tongue-like structure in the area behind the hypopharynx, where the structure functions as a lid on the airway when we swallow food or drink so that the food / drink we eat does not enter the airway. Normally when opening the mouth the epiglottis cannot be seen, but the epiglottis can be seen if the doctor uses a laryngoscope device that is inserted into the mouth. Organs that are likely to be seen by opening the mouth only include the oropharynx, namely the tonsils / tonsils, larynx, and uvula.
A lump in the throat can be caused by a variety of things, for example due to the possibility of strep throat, inflammation of the tonsils or both. Tonsils are part of the lymph node system which plays a role in the immune system, so that if there is an infection around it, the tonsils can enlarge as a response to resistance. If the infection is resolved, the amandem can shrink again. Besides other factors that can cause complaints of lumps in the throat such as the presence of foreign objects into the throat, stomach acid disease, narrowing of the airways and suppression of the airways, tumors, etc.
some tips for you to relieve the symptoms of throat lumps:
- Gargle with warm salt water
- consume ginger water, lemon or lemon water with honey
- enough rest
- multiply water intake
- consumption of healthy and nutritious foods
- maintain oral health
- Avoid food drinks that are too cold, oily, fatty, too hot, too sweet, salty and spicy.
If your complaint does not get better within 1 week it is better to see a doctor, especially if the symptoms are accompanied by fever and swallowing pain, so the doctor can do a check related to the complaint and take appropriate treatment.
Thus the information that we can convey, may be useful.