The small tongue is swelling
To cause an inflammatory process in the palatal tongue withhis subsequent edema may have infections of the nasopharynx and larynx having a viral or bacterial origin, tonsillitis, tonsillitis, abscesses of the dentoalveolar apparatus, trauma of the tongue, and thermal and chemical burns. In addition, swelling of the palatine tongue can develop due to allergic or vegetative-vascular reactions, angioedema and neoplasm of ENT organs (the most common cause of uvulitis). There have been cases of edema and long-term use of drugs from high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors).
Inflammation of the palatine tongue usually begins swiftly and suddenly, beginning with a sensation of a "coma in the throat".
The main symptom of uvulitis aredifficulty breathing and swallowing, speech disorders, vomiting, shortness of breath and excessive salivation. The palatine tongue can grow to such a size that it will occupy the entire throat - while the patient is threatened with asphyxia and even death, while a slight increase in the tongue of such a threat does not bear. The development of complications depends on the speed of the development of clinical symptoms: the gradually occurring inflammation itself passes within a few days, the fulminant current of uvulitis can be a serious threat to the life of the patient.
Treatment for inflammation of the palatine tongue in the firstthe queue is associated with urgent measures, the main purpose of which is to reduce the edema and intensity of the inflammatory process. The complex of drug therapy necessarily includes antihistamines, glucocorticosteroids, as well as anti-edema and diuretics. In the absence of the result and the development of suffocation, the patient undergoes resuscitation, which allows to restore the airway clearance, or tracheostomy, which, however, is extremely rare.
Most inflammatory processes of the palatine tongue occurs due to local inflammation of the ENT organs.
When appointing uvulitis treatment in the first placeyou need to determine the cause of its development - so, with trauma, it is enough to conduct hygienic procedures and careful care of the oral cavity. In the presence of bacterial and viral infections, antibacterial and antiviral therapy is carried out, as well as irrigation of the throat with special sprays. Angioneurotic edema is treated with acupuncture, hypnosis and physiotherapy, and purulent abscesses are opened and cleaned surgically.