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What causes a lump in the uvula while recovering from type A influenza?

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Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

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Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hello! I just noticed this morning a small bump on the top right side of my uvula. I have a magnifying mirror and regularly check my mouth, so I know that it was not there before. I just recovered from type A influenza which I had a few weeks ago. I'm attaching a few images, when looking at the images the bump is on the top left side of the picture. Is this anything to be concerned about? Thank you!!
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Mucositis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query..

I have seen the pictures attached. The small bump is probably due to a minor salivary gland in the mucosa. There is nothing to be worried about. Mucosal inflammation can occur due to influenza.
It will disappear in few days of its own.

Are you having any symptoms like pain on swallowing or burning sensation?
Any history of smoking or tobacco use?

Please follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better.

Take care
Thanks and regards


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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 29 minutes later
Hi Doctor! Thank you so much for your quick and reassuring response! I have never smoked or used tobacco. There is no burning or pain in the area. All that I'm experiencing is some sinus related post nasal drip down the back of my throat.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Bump on uvula

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the information.
It doesn't seem to be anything alarming at all.
This can happen in sinusitis patient due to continued hawking caused by post nasal drip.
Please tell me what medicines have you been taking so far so that I can suggest you better.
Any further questions are always welcome.

Take care
Thanks and regards
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Hello again Dr. Aggarwal! I actually have not been taking any particular medications. Two weeks ago I was on prescription zithromyacin for bronchitis resulting from the flu. So do you feel the bump will hopefully resolve on its own over a few days? Thank you again!
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 33 hours later
Brief Answer:
Bump on uvula

Detailed Answer:
Hi
The uvular inflammation will subside on its own in few days.
Avoid any smoking or tobacco use.
Avoid any trauma like while brushing etc.
Take tablet vitamin c once daily and use hexidine gargles.
Take care
Thanks and regards
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