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Epiglottis Swelling / Sore Throats

Invisible Woman

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I have had episodes where the soft palate and the tissue at the back of the mouth & into the throat started to swell. I don't know if the epiglottis became swollen too.

I don't know if it's the same thing. With me it was a sort of slow, steady process. Sometimes taking am extra, different type of anti histamine & sucking ice cubes stops it but at others I've ended up in A&E.

It was worse when I first became ill but occasionally still happens & tends not to be quite so severe now.

Never really found a trigger. I reckon it was maybe a cumulative effect from a couple of different mild allergies affecting me at the same time.
 
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Yep, can concur with other comments here, if feels like glandular fever all over again. If I do physical exercise in the heat the uvula is about as red as a fire engine. I've always thought this 2as either a viral activation or some sort of patterned inflammation. I watched this last night too, it talks about similar processes
 

Pyrrhus

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I think that people often confuse the epiglottis with the uvula. I know I have!

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I think that people often confuse the epiglottis with the uvula. I know I have!

You usually can't see the epiglottis (sometimes babies) but the u"V"ula hangs down, but because you made me check :) I stumbled on the clinical condition : uvular angioedema. It makes me wonder a little bit, when virus reactivates, can it be for just a few hours ?

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