How To Deal With Elongated Uvula Accompanied By Difficulty Swallowing?
want to ask .. why is my uvula becoming longer and it feels a bit difficult to swallow .. how do you think it can be shortened .. thanks
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The uvula or uvula is a small organ that hangs at the center of the base of the palate. This small organ functions to prevent food or fluid from entering the nasal cavity when swallowing. In addition, it also functions in articulation or pronunciation.
If the uvula appears to be elongated, dilated and reddened, that is a sign of inflammation in the organ. This inflammation will be annoying because there is a lump in the esophagus and cause difficulty in swallowing. For this reason, this condition needs to be managed as soon as possible.
Inflamed uvula is called uvulitis. Usually caused by bacterial infections, both bacteria and viruses. The risk of experiencing this is increased in someone with poor oral hygiene. To overcome this, you can start by cleaning the oral cavity. Regularly brush your teeth twice a day after breakfast and before going to bed at night. You can clean your oral cavity by gargling using an antiseptic mouth rinse or salt water. Multiply the consumption of water, especially warm water. If your complaint does not improve within 3 days, consult your nearest doctor.
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