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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have red a red patch on the roof of my mouth

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Mouth lesion: It will be helpful to see it but few possibilities can be - burns ( irritation from food), canker sores, cancerous lesions etc. If it does not resolve or worsens, must get it evaluated by your physician.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Red spots: May be due to burn, trauma, GERD, bacterial/viral/fungal oral infection, general body infection, allergies, neoplasms, and so many other reasons. The term "sores" is very general. Please see your Dentist for evaluation and appropriate treatment, especially if your symptoms are of 2 weeks duration or longer.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Roof of my mouth has red marks, what are they?

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Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Trauma: Most likely you hurt yourself with a sharp or hard object.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

I have a red rash on the roof of my mouth?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Rash: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is.
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A member asked:

I have little red dots on roof of my mouth what could it be? I have no symptoms

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry 37 years experience
Red Dots: The diagnosis would depend on how long they have been there. The dots could be irritated minor salivary gllands. This can occur in smokers but not always. Oral candidiasis can also present this way. I would recomend a visit to your dentist to get a definitive diagnosis.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

I have small red spots on the roof of my mouth. What couldthey be?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Many causes: There are literally hundreds of conditions, diseases, and irritants that can cause red spots. See an oral and maxillo-facial surgeon for definitive diagnosis. This is not a question that can be answered without the problem being visualized by a doctor.
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Last updated Feb 27, 2019

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