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What is the thing that hangs down in the back of my throat It is larger than normal and h

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What is the thing that hangs down in the back of my throat? It is larger than normal and husrts to swallow.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to justanswer and thank you for your question.

It is possible that you may be suffering from Uvulitis.
Uvula is a small piece of finger-shaped tissue which hangs down from the soft palate in the back of the throat.
Usually this inflammation is caused by viral infection.
You should use these tips-
- Gargle with hot, saline water - mix 2 teaspoonfuls of salt in 1 glass of hot water and gargle thrice daily.
-Take a bowl of hot water, and put 2 tsf of salt in it. You can also put menthol.
-Drink a glass of warm lemon juice daily.
-Take motrin 400mg twice a day for relief pain and inflammation.

If the throat does not feel better in 3-4 days, do see a doctor for an antibiotics.

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