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Flaps of skin attached to uvula seem to be torn due to severe cough, persisting throat dryness. Will it heal on its own?

One of the two flaps of skin normally attached to the uvula appears to be torn. The area was likely damaged during a bacterial/viral infection I had for 3-4 weeks with a terrible cough . My cough is finally subsiding, but my throat is still a bit sensitive/dry and attempting to talk for long periods (I teach) is still difficult. If part of my throat is torn, will it heal on its own with more time?
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding mucosal lesion of uvula due to damage to soft tissue in infection and cough.

You are feeling excessive dryness in throat and is worried about healing.

Here I would like to tell you that mucosa of entire oral cavity and throat has tremendous power of healing if there is no infection or irritation may be physical or chemical. Therefore no need of worry, try to maintain oral hygiene and take-

1- Antiseptic mouth wash and gargling.

2- Vitamins and antioxidants.

3- Boroglycerine locally in oral cavity.

I hope this will help you.

Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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