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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?

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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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