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Inflammation Of Soft Palate
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Month ago I had sinusitis I took medicine, the symptoms of sinusitis is gone but still have soft palate inflammation
See a dentist: I commonly see people that tell me they have had sinus infection, their physician gave them meds, it went away and then came back and they can't figure out why...Many times they had a dental abcess and there was a tooth that needed a root canal. With palate involved I would definitely say it is possible for you too. ...Read more
I feel no pain but when I look in the mirror I see the right side of my soft palate inflammed.....what is this?
See a doctor: There can be many contributing factors including allergies, sinus infections, tooth infections or mononucleosis, just to name a few. Treatments vary depending on the cause and a doctor’s visit is necessary. See a doctor for evaluation, tests and treatment if needed. ...Read more
Ofcourse.!: Are you a smoker? Have u had this issue for a long time? Is it painful, irritated, or has it changed color? All these questions are important issues. See a dentist/oral surgeon/periodontist. ...Read more
See a Dentist: I would advise you to have the bumps examined by any dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more
My baby she 5 months she doesn't want to drink her formula and her soft palate is white is that normal? What can I do?
She has thrush: Most likely your baby has yeast infection of the moth called thrush. It may be sore, and that is the reason why she does not want to suck a bottle because it hurts. Young infants such as yours quite often gets thrush because their immunity has not fully developed. Nystatin (mycostatin) suspension, or gentian violet would take care of the problem, but you need to take her to a doctor first. Th. ...Read more
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
Sore Throat: Go to your physician tomorrow. You should be tested for strep throat of another type of bacterial infection. If you have a viral infection, you will simply be treated palliatively. Stay away from whatever stimulates the discomfort or pain, particularly acidic foods. Today, I would take Aspirin to reduce some of the discomfort and to treat an accompanying fever if you have one. Feel better! ...Read more
Hi there. I have a very small grainy spot on my soft palate. Noticed it 2 months ago and hasn't changed. It moves freely under lining. Serious?
Probably not, but...: Your grainy spot is probably nothing, as it moves freely, but to be sure it would be best to have a dentist or oral surgeon evaluate it. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more
I have white patches on both sides of my soft palate. They seemed to have turned yellowish today I quite smoking 2 months ago but noticed them before?
White patches: Any lesion in your mouth that lasts for more than two weeks mandates being seen by an oral surgeon for a proper diagnosis and treatment and\if necessary. Some lesions are easily diagnosed while others require a biopsy for confirmation. That is something that cannot be done over the internet. There are numerous possibilities, some benign and other not. ...Read more
I have noticed a soft lump, approximately 7mm in diameter on the soft palate. There is no pain but appears for several days and it reoccurs regularly?
4 days ago I noticed red patch in my soft palate, its irregular and plane, I can see a lot of red vains and other minusculus dots, it appeared in the lapse of 5 days, I have photos, smoker
Best we can do: The best we can do is to tell you that you need to see your dentist or family doctor urgently. ...Read more
You should: If it does not go away in two weeks, it would be best if you visited a doctor in order to find out the cause and treatment if needed.. ...Read more
Soft palate itching?: You may be allergic to something or coming down with a cold. There are other dental and medical conditions that may cause this. See your dentist for an evaluation if this continues. You can try rinsing with salt water but it would be better to have someone take a look regardless. It may vanish on its own and never come back. ...Read more
See a dentist: There are several things that can cause your palate to be red and painful and only an oral exam can answer this. It could be viral, allergies, vitamin deficiency, infection thrush, autoimmune disease, and others. See a dentist asap to find out. What. Is going on in your mouth. ...Read more
Son had soft palate repair roughly 2 mos ago, stitches have dis., but very sml. Hole remains, could this heal on it's own?
Not likely: Common to need revision later.Get a more detailed answer ›
If your soft palate is very thick, say about 2 inches from top to bottom, can that cause breathing and gagging issues? How to fix it?
No: Allergies to environmental allergens should not cause pain in the soft palate. However, allergies to pollens that cross react with certain raw fruits and veggies can cause oral allergy symptoms when those foods are eaten and can sometimes cause itching or a burning sensation in the palate. ...Read more
I had an odd condition that just began about 6 months ago. My soft palate has a constant tremor. What is the cause?
Palatal myoclonus: You have an interesting movement disorder and there are all sorts of facets that we could talk about but my suggestion is that either you see a neurologist to get a workup or if you wish write to me if you like at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
When I shine a light at my soft palate I see a bunch of tiny tinyyy bumps and one of them hurts after I ate and turned into pimple. What is that?
Salivary glands: You probably bumped or scraped one of them and it became inflamed and swollen. It should go away on its own. Do not go poking at it. Can happen when eating things like chips, crusty bread, and crackers. Good Luck. ...Read more
Hello, I am 16. Since past 3 days, I have noticed tiny painless bumps on my soft palate. I don't smoke, drink. Wondering if it's related to puberty?
Wow! I'm impressed by how aware of your body you are to notice tiny bumps on your soft palate! My guess is they are minor salivary glands that are temporarily blocked forming tiny cysts, probably will go away by themselves. Also, kudos to not smoking and drinking!
Very proud of you young man! ...Read more
Exactly one point on soft palate pops up, pains and itchy. It usually increase when I eat spicy/fried food. But exactly same point, small round shap.
Ulcer, salivary gland:
Could be a number of things but if it consistently happens more often when you eat those foods and then it goes away or gets smaller in an hour it could be glandular. You should see your dentist or an oral surgeon
If it stays sore for 7-10 days it could be an ulceration ...Read more