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A 62-year-old female asked:

Cause of inflammation of soft palate?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 13 years experience
Various: Could be allergies, soft tissue injury such as an abrasion, reaction to your medication. If it is short duration, likely a food allergy. If longer, could be side effect of medication. If just came on suddenly and getting better daily, it is likely an abrasion. Could be a fungal or viral infection. See your dentist or doctor for a definitive diagnosis.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Too many to name: It could be from smoking, viral, bacterial, fungal, postnasal drip, allergies and a host of other causes. See your physician who can go over your medical history, medications, and any other possible symptoms, along with a clinical exam in order to determine what's causing it in your particular case.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

The right side of my soft palate is inflammed .....what is the cause?

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Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Soft Palate: It could be from something as simple as trauma to your soft palate (i.e. pizza burn); or it could be something more serious, as an underlying pathology. Probably best to get it looked at professionally.
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