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A 25-year-old female asked:

Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. it feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

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Dr. Bert Bergland
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Usually viral: While a number of things can cause such symptoms, the most likely cause would be a viral infection. Strep might be a consideration, as well. Check in with your doctor to be sure.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your dentist: Red spots on the roof of the mouth may be due to many reasons like bacterial infection, viral infection, vitamin deficiencies or allergies. Gargle with warm salt water 3 X per day to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. However, if the symptoms persist more than 7-10 days please visit your dentist.
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Last updated Oct 22, 2018

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