What are the causes and home remedies for a Swollen Uvula?

I woke in morning i noticed that has too much swelling and is reddish in color and little pain full also I did gargle with hot salted water but still it is same please tell me some tips.

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A swelling of the uvula is known as uvulitis. The most common causes of uvulitis are the same as the causes of swelling of the tonsils (tonsillitis) and the back of the throat (pharyngitis) - in other words, viral and bacterial infections of the throat. Sometimes the uvulitis is more prominent than the tonsillitis or pharyngitis, but the process is the same. Generally, these cases are self limiting and can be treated with rest, fluids, and over the counter anti inflammatory medications. Less commonly, uvulitis can be a sign of a serious allergic reaction. This may occur even if you do not have a prior history of allergy. If your have tongue or lip swelling, or if you have any wheezing or trouble breathing, these could be signs of a serious allergy, and you should see your doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Occasionally, swelling of the uvula, even from just a common viral infection, can be significant enough to make it difficult to swallow. In these cases you should see your doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as possible, to make sure the swelling is not in any danger of closing off the passage of air in your throat.

Here are some home remedies

	Place a wet tea bag on the tongue. The antioxidants from tea will heal the uvulitis and reduce the inflammation of the throat.

	Chew any flavor of aspirin based chewing gums. It will increase the production of saliva, which in turn will bring moisture in the mouth.

	You can also use a cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier to moisten the throat.

	Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a tablespoon of honey and lick it from the spoon from time to time to get fast recovery.

	Increase the intake of foods rich in vitamin C. This will boost your immunity and thus, help in fast recovery from sore throat.

	It is better to sleep on your side than on back so as to avoid swelling of uvula.

	Take a glass of warm water. Add a teaspoon of table salt and a quarter of a teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Mix these ingredients well and gargle before sleeping for the best possible results.

	Avoid greasy food as it may aggravate the condition.

If dehydration, a dry mouth or throat is causing the swelling, increase your intake of fluids especially water and orange juice.

A sore throat that causes a swollen uvula can be treated with salt-water gargles to reduce pain and inflammation.

Chew on ice chips for as long as your throat can handle the cold. The drop in temperature helps to numb the area for a short time and helps relieve swelling.

	Gargle with a glass of warm salt water directly after eating the ice chips to help bring down some of the swelling and alleviate the pain. Continue this with the entire glass of water, as it is a temporary remedy and will wear off.

	Add a small pinch of turmeric to a glass of ice water and stir well. Drink this cold water to help get rid of an accompanying cold or respiratory illness. This will help to alleviate pain and relieve swelling.

	Drizzle a teaspoon with honey and suck on this twice a day. This will also help to rid the uvula of any toxicity and help reduce swelling.