Sore throat is a common presenting complaint. A number of illnesses and conditions like uvulitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and rarely referred pain from the neck. Present as sore throat. I present a 24 year old female with pain in the throat, difficulty in swallowing and neck swelling two days after a traditional uvulectomy. She was treated with antibiotics for one week and warm saline gargle. The patient, her parents and relations were educated on the need to avoid harmful traditional practices.