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Old 07-19-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
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Question White bumps on my uvula (hangy thing in the back of mouth)

I noticed on 7/19 that I have three of what looks like white pus pockets or polyps on my uvula. If you don't know (took me almost an hour to find out what that little thing is called) what that is it's the little piece of skin that hangs down in the back of your throat near your tongue.
I have no other symptoms and have no clue what they mean. I had one guy tell me that means you have strep thoat, someone please help! Should I go to the doctor??

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Re: White bumps on my uvula (hangy thing in the back of mouth)

It is quite possible you have strep throat or some sort of an infection dispite that you do not have any other symptoms.
You really should go get tested for strep, if not taken care of it can turn into more serious illnesses.

 
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Re: White bumps on my uvula (hangy thing in the back of mouth)

Hi,

is your throat sore? It could be strep, but strep is very painful which is almost a give-away.

Do the white spots wipe away with a q-tip? If so, it could be just a small case of thrush. Are you on any antibiotics or steroids for illness or asthma?


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Re: White bumps on my uvula (hangy thing in the back of mouth)

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I noticed on 7/19 that I have three of what looks like white pus pockets or polyps on my uvula. If you don't know (took me almost an hour to find out what that little thing is called) what that is it's the little piece of skin that hangs down in the back of your throat near your tongue.
I have no other symptoms and have no clue what they mean. I had one guy tell me that means you have strep thoat, someone please help! Should I go to the doctor??

Thanks
If I were you I would defenitly get tested for strep if you let it go to long it could cause your uvula to split. (happened to my brother) If it isn't strep the doctor will be able to tell and treat you for what you do have.
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Re: White bumps on my uvula (hangy thing in the back of mouth)

Thanks for all the replies!! I just looked and they're gone, I haven't tried to wipe them away with a q-tip, if I ever get them again I will do that. What is thrush? And I take advair for my asthma, could that be what caused them?

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Re: White bumps on my uvula (hangy thing in the back of mouth)

Yes, the advair can cause it....thrush is a yeast infection. Use the advair just before brushing your teeth. also brush your tongue, cheeks and upper palate. Rinse well, and change your toothbrush once a month.

There is a med called Nystatin that will help if it is persistent. I check my mouth daily and q-tip them away after I brush. If I eat too many sweets or carbs it's worse. I use pulmicort, and I don't get it too often. I've used Nystatin for the ones that keep coming back.

I also have added acidophilus to my daily intake (capsules). They help keep the bowel flora in balance, as well as help people who have chronic yeast infections.

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