SWOLLEN (ELONGATED) UVULA CAUSES AND POSSIBLE SOLUTION
I experienced what I would rather call elongated uvula as opposed to swollen uvula because it was due to a stretching process and not
an infection. I was sleeping on a camping mattress without a pillow and was so tired that I didn't notice that my head slipped off of the mattress. My airway was restricted enough to cause my uvula to be caught in my throat. Breathing put a full 6 to 8 hours of constant pressure on it. When I awoke I could feel it in my throat and see it in a mirror. It never went back into place. I have the same problem to this day 15 plus years past that day that I see described on various sites. Temporary restricted breathing that happens just as I am falling asleep. This wakes me, then I have to start over again. This only happens when I sleep on my back which is the position that put me into this situation in the first place. Home remedies that I see for this don't seem to work at this late date.
Here is a possible solution that I would like to put out provided that there are those out there that know this to be a safe research area. If alum can be used as a quick heal for shaving nicks then, if made into a light paste that can be quickly absorbed when carefully applied directly it might shrink the uvula without shrinking any other parts of the throat. If it took 8 hours to elongate it might take an 8 hour period of occasional application throughout the day to get it to recede back into place. Obviously this has to be done during waking hours not just due to periodic application but also to make sure the alum doesn't create digestive problems,any other medical problems or defeats the purpose due to the uvula being kept in the stretched position when reverting to old sleeping habits. If the treatment duration isn't long enough to work before bedtime, you may be able to start again in the morning. I for example do not experience this problem if I can get through a whole sleep cycle on either my right or left side. If alum is not safe for this procedure perhaps there is a suitable alternative. I would hope that there would be an additive that would allow the main ingredient to be quickly absorbed at the point of application so it will not get leaked into the throat. I welcome any competent researchers to take this on.