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tonsil? punching bag appendage at back of throat is stretched

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tonsil? punching bag appendage at back of throat is stretched out wants to get swallowed
Hello, this is Dr K. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a Dr/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

This is your uvula, not the tonsils. It can become inflamed due to an allergic response or a bacterial infection. Allergic responses are often due to drug allergies such as those to nonsteroidal antiinflammatories.

Bacterial infection can also occur and must be diagnosed by a culture swab. It is treated with antibiotics by prescription.

You will want to see a Dr as these conditions require medical attention and can be serious enough to obstruct your airway.
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