The Lump Near The Tonsils Behind The Tongue Is Annoying?
On the back of my tongue, near the tonsils, a rather annoying lump appeared and it appeared yesterday because I didn’t drink enoughrnrnThe reason and how to fix it
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It needs to be clarified, where exactly does the lump appear? What's the color like? How big is the size? Do you feel pain, itching, or are there other complaints that accompany it?
In the oral cavity behind the tongue close to the tonsils (tonsils) normally there is a lump called the uvula (child of the tongue). The uvula itself is part of the soft palate (palate of the mouth) that hangs in the middle of the throat cavity. Sometimes, the uvula enlarges so that it feels quite disturbing, for example due to dry mouth (such as when you are dehydrated or accustomed to sleeping with your mouth open), consuming food or drinks that are too hot, infections in the oral cavity (can be due to fungi, viruses, or bacteria), malignancy, malnutrition, and so on.
Is it true that the uvula lump you are referring to?
Next to the uvula, it's also possible that the bump you're referring to is:
Enlargement of the tonsils (tonsils), can occur due to tonsillitis (tonsillitis), malignancy
Quincy abscess (pus-filled sac in the peritonsillar area)
Lymphoma (tumor of lymph nodes)
Nasopharyngeal cancer (malignant tumor of the throat)
Torus palatinus (bone protrusion on hard palate)
Other tumors (eg cysts, polyps), etc.
To be more sure what exactly is behind the appearance of the lump that you are complaining about, you should immediately go to the doctor. The treatment given will vary, ranging from observation, medication, to surgery adjusted to the cause of the lump. Maybe, in order to get further treatment, you will be referred to an ENT specialist.
In the meantime, you should not press the lump that appears. Drink plenty of warm water to reduce inflammation in the oral cavity which often causes lumps to get bigger. Eat less spicy and oily food first, avoid cigarettes, pollution, and limit yourself to shouting too loudly. Brush your teeth regularly and then rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash. You can also use a mask to minimize the entry of harmful foreign particles into your oral cavity.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah