Anyone happen to know what an inflamed uvula could be caused by? I went to sleep fine, then woke up feeling like something was stuck in the back of my throat. Sort of a tickly, gaggy kind of feeling. I drank a sip of water, and the sip set off my gag reflex and I was just dry heaving all over the place.
I checked in the mirror with a penlight, and my tonsils look okay, no pustules (ie, as in strep throat), just a REALLY swollen uvula that is now touching the back of my tongue. What's up with THAT? When I swallow, the roof of my mouth just in front of the uvula is a little sore, also. Any thoughts?
I've had strep throat before, and mono, etc. Never had this problem, though. Before you ask, yes, I'll be going to the clinic if it doesn't go away or gets worse, and no, I don't expect you to diagnose me as I am fully aware that we are not doctors.
Just wondering if any of you have ever had this (or if your kids have had it) and what you thought. Thanks!