I have the same problems i have seasonal allergy very sensitive to airborne allergent i was diagnos before with an infections and post nasal drip i had my tonsile removed. I came across another infection,i just had quite smoking to get releaved from irritants im trying garlic juice with is very horrible and painful on an irriting to my uvula and throat, but im thimking if its a bacteria infection then it might be killing it with that just waiting to see crossing fingers i hope i get better and hope this help.
Went to me ENT yesterday. It is swollen due to my post nasal drip set off by a sinus infection. Plus its allergy season and my seasonal allergies caused the drip. It's going down. Got some antibiotics. Thanks.
Hope you get better for whatever reason/cause.
I don't have anything else to offer other than to say at age 20 it is very unlikely that your uvula is impacted by your weight, but loss of a few pounds wouldn't hurt - true for a large portion of the USA population.
As I understand it my weight excess causes a narrowing of the air passage, not an enlargement of my uvula, but I did not have that specific conversation with my doctors.
I'm 20 years old, 175lbs 5' 7". I've never suffered from sleep apnea. This all came on after a sore throat, has never happened before. So I figured it was related to that. Don't have asthma or anything like that either. I'm confident it's swollen, I feel it in my throat and I know I don't normally feel like that.
You didn't say anything about your age, weight/build.. do you suffer from sleep apnea?
How confident are you that you can tell (looking in a mirror?) if your uvula is swollen? I, an older person, have been told by a Pulmonary doctor that I have some minor blockage in the throat, I don't recall the uvula being mentioned. He said it is due in part to age and to my weight which is about 25 pounds over, and I'm over 6' 5" so that is not a lot of weight, still it may be the cause of what has been diagnosed as mild sleep apnea. I can not make any judgement about my throat including my uvula by looking at my throat in the mirror.