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A 23-year-old female asked:

My hard palate is a little yellow and i've had cold symptoms for about a week. (not tasting, stuffed up, etc.) some small red patches on roof of mouth?

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Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Mouth eruption: Your symptoms seem viral in nature, and the patches may be a specific type. Upper respiratory illnesses such as sinus infection can present similarly with nasal stuffiness and diminished taste. Bacterial infection such as strep throat is not usually a palatal disease. However, mononucleosis is always a concern for a range of symptoms and can be tested for. An exam is in order if you don't improve.
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