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Will seasonal allergies or post nasal drip cause the hard & soft palate to be irritated& sensitive? No redness, just soreness and sensitive. What 2 do

Will seasonal allergies or post nasal drip cause the hard & soft palate to be irritated& sensitive? No redness, just soreness and sensitive. What 2 do

Unexpected: You need to check with your doctor re. this problem since they do not appear to be related to post-nasal drips. A drug reaction should be considered as well. ...Read more

Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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I have a tiny hole between my hard and soft palate I've had it all of my life I know it's not normal but is it anything to be worried about?

I have a tiny hole between my hard and soft palate I've had it all of my life I know it's not normal but is it anything to be worried about?

Probably not: If there's been no problem up to now you're probably in the clear. Would be advisable to ask your Dentist to examine and advise. Referral to an Oral Surgeon for a more n depth examination is in order. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my hard and soft palate to seem to have this orange/light pink tinge to it? Also my uvula is kind of white/fleshy colored at the end

Is it ok for my hard and soft palate to seem to have this orange/light pink tinge to it? Also my uvula is kind of white/fleshy colored at the end

Time for consult: It may or may not be ok, difficult to diagnose something like this with out a visual examination. I suspect some type of chronic irritation that may be related to your lupus or possibly some acid reflux related to your gastritis. You might have your physician take a look as well as your dentist. ...Read more

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Hi I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also i see red dots on the soft palate.Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

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I am having burning/rashes sensation on the roof of my mouth. Also i see red dots on the soft palate.Its on both hard and soft palate. Smoker?

If you are...: If you are a smoker then stop. These can be sensations that are a warning to stop. I say this because you have smoker at the end of your message. These can be cause also by hot liquids if you do this frequently. Stop now before you have cancer. ...Read more

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White hard palate yellow soft palate white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge white patches jaw to ear pain no pain swal?

White hard palate
yellow soft palate
white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge
white patches
jaw to ear pain
no pain swal?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Can the epiglottis be a hard palate or a soft palate?

Neither: The epiglottis is in your throat and closes off the trachea when you eat and drink. ...Read more

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Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Tiny hole at roof of mouth where hard palate ends, and soft palate begins. Is this normal?

Dental exam: You should see a dentist for evaluation. A hole in that area of the palate is not normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, soft&hard palate are white/yellow. coated tongue, swollen taste buds, a few very small white bumps on the side of tongue. Help?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I have a bony lump on the midle of my hard palate .Painful when pressed. Covered with soft-palate?

Torus Palatinus ?: This may be the exostosis you are referring to. No treatment is usually necessary, but they may interfere with the fit of a maxillary denture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/torus_palatinus. ...Read more

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How much space should there be between your hard palate of your maxilla and your soft palate of your mandible?

Oropharynx: The occlusion begins in the oropharynx as the tongue comes into contact with the soft palate and posterior-pharyngeal wall. The dimensions of oropharynx in upright (antero-posterior dimensions of the oropharyngeal 5.8mm). ...Read more

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Hard palate is yellow and purple, soft palate changes from red to yellow occasionally. One tonsil enlarges. Anything possibly wrong?

Hard/soft palate: This can't be diagnosed without a clinical and visual examination. Make an appointment to see your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Hard time swolling and yellow right side of the soft palate it hurts when I swallow should be worry its been happening a lot not healing at all ?

Need exam: If several days with these symptoms, I would suggest checking for strep throat and mono but a careful history is still necessary. Go to the doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Have a kind of hard, painless bump right side of mouth, in front of uvula (basically soft palate). I see the dentist in 2 weeks but am worried.

Soft palate: How large is the bump? How long has it been present? Are you a smoker? Have you had any trauma in his area? It is impossible to make a diagnosis without seeing and examining the bump. These are some of he questions your dentist will need to know. If you are concerned try to,see your dentist sooner than two weeks. ...Read more

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Lump on left hard palate by center ridge by jct of soft palate. Teeth cleaning last week & was ok. No lesions. Shuld I worry? DT would've seen it yes?

Lump on left hard palate by center ridge by jct of soft palate. Teeth cleaning last week & was ok. No lesions. Shuld I worry? DT would've seen it yes?

It is normal: This is considered a normal anatomy. These lumps are naturally occurring and are benign protuberances of the bone covered by mucosa. No treatment is required. ...Read more

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My soft palate is yellow and i have a red bruise on the hard palate of my mouth which were red dots yesterday and look like tiny holes today ?

My soft palate is yellow and i have a red bruise on the hard palate of my mouth which were red dots yesterday and look like tiny holes today ?

See dentist: Did you burn your mouth or eat too much spicy or sour food? New toothpaste or mouthwash? Are you sick with a fever or sore throat? See your dentist or doc & get it checked. Unless you recently burnt your mouth with hot food or drink, or if you have been eating too much of a spicy or hot food, or changed mouthwash or toothpaste. Then stop doing it & give it 3 days to heal. See doc then if needed ...Read more

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I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, it hard to put an ointment on it cause its so far back. How do it treat this?

I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, it hard to put an ointment on it cause its so far back. How do it treat this?

Mouth rinse: Unfortunately there are no good remedies for canker sores and causes are often unknown. The best treatments are usually just to treat pain, not to cure the sore. My personal favorite is what most call magic mouthwash. It is 1/3 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (to reduce inflammation), 1/3 viscous Lidocaine (to reduce pain), and 1/3 maalox (to make it stick). You rinse and spit or swallow. Ask your dentist about it. ...Read more

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I have red spots at the very front of my soft palate, a cold, and a bad sore throat. What's going on? My hard palate is white

I have red spots at the very front of my soft palate, a cold, and a bad sore throat. What's going on? My hard palate is white

Sore throat: It is likely you have an infection in your throat. Viral infection will typically resolve on its own. Bacterial infections, however, (ie: strep), will require antibiotics in order to resolve. I recommend you consult with your doctor in order to make the correct diagnosis and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Soft Palate (Definition)

The soft palate is the back part of the palate that has the uvula (dangling thingamajig) and has no bone underneath it. It ...Read more