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My left soft palate is really sore and swollen. It only hurts on my left side of mouth and has been like this for 3 days. What could this be?

My left soft palate is really sore and swollen. It only hurts on my left side of mouth and has been like this for 3 days. What could this be?

Virus: You probably have some viral infection. Common to attack one side of head. It can effect the whole side of head, ears, throat, etc. You may have some lesions that you cannot see. You need to be seen by dentist or physician to properly diagnosis and treat problem. ...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 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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My hard palate is swollen and sore. What could this be caused by?

My hard palate is swollen and sore. What could this be caused by?

Could be viral infec: Mouth lining (roof and throat/tongue) are prone to viral infections (sometimes called Canker sores). They often produce shallow ulcers which take 2-3 weeks to heal spontaneously. Usually there is no treatment required.
So give it another 7-10 days. If it does not settle down then you need to go see your doctor for a medical check up. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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After not eating for 12-24 hours and then begin to eat again my hard palate becomes very sore and swollen. Any help would be appreciated. Thx?

After not eating for 12-24 hours and then begin to eat again my hard palate becomes very sore and swollen. Any help would be appreciated. Thx?

Not a typical: Complaint. Was it a certain type of good that triggered the reaction? Any allergies to certain foods. Sorry can't offer a diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have sore yellow blister like spots on my hard palate I have had them for 6 days now and my throat seems to be swollen?

Sounds viral: Unless you burned your palate and throat with some extremely hot liquid, it sounds like you may have a small viral outbreak, such as a cocksakie virus, that is causing your symptoms. You may want to check with your md if these symptoms do not want to resolve after about 14 days. ...Read more

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Near syncope episode followed by sudden onset of hard palate pain, swollen throat (no soreness), and swollen lymph nodes in neck.?

Near syncope episode followed by sudden onset of hard palate pain, swollen throat (no soreness), and swollen lymph nodes in neck.?

See MD: If you are still having pain, I suggest an ER visit now. You may need to have an MRI or CT to see what is causing these issues. I do not want to speculate on cause, I think best is to be seen to establish diagnosis and treatment if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a cracked tongue, a very sore, red throat and tongue, a white coated hard palate and cheeks, and my r tonsil is swollen and has a hole help!

I have a cracked tongue, a very sore, red throat and tongue, a white coated hard palate and cheeks, and my r tonsil is swollen and has a hole help!

Virus: Your body is probably being attacked by a virus. Drink lots of fluids, take vit. C (lots), airborne, get lots of rest. All this is to help boost your immune system. ...Read more

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Midline portion of palate is swollen and tender. I also wear a partial plate. Thoughts on what would be causing the swelling and tenderness?

partial plate: The partial plate is probably pushing on the roof of your mouth and should be checked by you dentist for an adjustment.
Usually this is the problem. Sometimes a tooth is creating the swelling.
It is also common for bone to grow on the palate (palatal tori) as it expands a s ore will develope because it is trying to occupy the same space as your partial.

Adjust the partial or remove the tori ...Read more

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If u have swollen cheek redline on ur top gum wiv couple white [email protected] sorness on palate sameside havin biopsy wed? Codeine hlps a little help?

If u have swollen cheek redline on ur top gum wiv couple white spots@hot sorness on palate sameside havin biopsy wed? Codeine hlps a little help?

What is your questio: You apparently are handling this well with a biopsy. It may be an infection from one of yur teeth. Have a dentist take x-rays of this area to determine if a tooth is the cause. ...Read more

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Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

See your dentist: Red spots on the roof of the mouth may be due to many reasons like bacterial infection, viral infection, vitamin deficiencies or allergies. Gargle with warm salt water 3 X per day to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. However, if the symptoms persist more than 7-10 days please visit your dentist. ...Read more

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Swelling on the roof/palate of my mouth and migraine I ran/walked a 10k 3/17/12 after I finished I got an apple and a water as I took a bite of the apple I noticed the roof of my mouth was very tender, today 3/19/12 the roof/palate is still swollen in two

Swelling on the roof/palate of my mouth and migraine I ran/walked a 10k 3/17/12 after I finished I got an apple and a water as I took a bite of the apple I noticed the roof of my mouth was very tender, today 3/19/12 the roof/palate is still swollen in two

This: This could have multiple causes, some dental related. Any medical professional you will see would want to rule out dental causation first, as this is most common for your symptoms. Therefore I suggest you start with your dentist. Congrats on your 10k. ...Read more

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I have a sore that covers the left side of my palate. But I have to eat before my meds. I can eat toast. Is that enough? . Would milk help?

See your doctor: First get the lesion evaluated by a doctor to rule out anything serious
you also may have a drug reaction to a medication
please make sure you have good protein intake stay away from crunchy foods which may iirritate your palate. ...Read more

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I vomited last Tuesday morning and have a sore lump on the left side of my hard palate any suggestions on potential diognosis?

Sure: Lot's of potential causes. May or may not be related to your gastric distress. The only way to be properly diagnosed to be properly examined. Please see your Dentist ASAP. The space provided here is not long enough to list all of the possible causes. Important, however, that you be seen for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

I have a swollen lump on the roof my mouth (hard palate), that is located evenly with the left side of my back teeth but over a little, painful.?

Palatal tori: It may be palatal tori, which is a normal overgrowth of bone on the roof of your mouth. Sometimes food or your toothbrush can scrap the tender tissue stretching over the tori causing pain. Rinse with warm salt water. You need to see a dentist to make sure you do not have a palatal abcess due to an infected tooth or less likely oral cancer. ...Read more

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Help! I hurt bad! My left side and around to the back about to the spine I guess is swollen and very sore what is this and what should I do?

Intolerable Pain: The very reason the emergency room exists is to save lives and to treat unexplained intolerable pain. If there is no explanation for your pain and it is intolerable I think that is when you go to the er. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lymph modes for about a month now off and on. It has gotten so bad that its starting to make the whole left side of my neck sore?

Lymphadenopathy: You need to see your physician, swollen lymph nodes may be a reaction to infection in the body. You can also get serious diseases related to the lymph nodes themselves. ...Read more

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Why does the upper left side of my tongue sore and swollen?

Why does the upper left side of my tongue sore and swollen?

Depends: Maybe you bit your tongue by accident? Maybe you drank really hot coco and burned that side of your tongue? Maybe you are about to get a canker sore?
Early symptoms of HIV? I would go to the doctor if the symptoms persist or worsen. By the way, get screened for preventative health. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Left side of nose is swollen and sore to touch. No headache feel fine otherwise what could it be?

Left side of nose is swollen and sore to touch. No headache feel fine otherwise what could it be?

Infected nostril: I assume you're talking about the side of the nose and nostril, not the inside. If the swelling is in the soft flexible side of the nose it is probably an infected hair follicle or, gland inside the nostril. These are tender and can create redness and swelling. Try Bacitracin ointment two times daily applied inside the nostril under the sore area until gone. May need oral antibiotics if no better. ...Read more

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Nodules on the left side of neck right under the hairline is sore and swollen. What could it be?

Nodules on the left side of neck right under the hairline is sore and swollen. What could it be?

Swollen glands: Could present this way, maybe related to a scalp irritation, if not improving after a few days you should see your doctor to make sure it's not another condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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On the left side of my nose near tip and side it feels sore like I hit it but I didn't it also looks lil red and kinda swollen? Getting nervous : (

On the left side of my nose near tip and side it feels sore like I hit it but I didn't it also looks lil red and kinda swollen? Getting nervous : (

Vestibulitis: Can be associated with a dry nose, picking inside, scratching inside, or using q-tips inside the nose. You can get a low grade bacterial colonization of the hairs inside the nasal skin (vestibule). This can cause internal irritation and the outside can get red and swollen. See an ENT for treatment, usually with ointments and antibiotics. However, other problems need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I got a bump on the left side of my upper lateral cartilage on my nose, it's swollen and sore, is it broken?

I got a bump on the left side of my upper lateral cartilage on my nose, it's swollen and sore, is it broken?

Trauma?: If you have sustained trauma, there's a very good chance that it's broken. If not, I'd be thinking infection. ...Read more

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The surface of my left cheek/face feels like t has a rash while the inside feels swollen. My tongue on the right side is sore and swollen as well.

The surface of my left cheek/face feels like t has a rash while the inside feels swollen. My tongue on the right side is sore and swollen as well.

Cheek swollen: While these symptoms may point to a number of causes, it sounds like a swollen salivary gland. This can be an isolated occurrence, or part of a syndrome called Sjogren's Syndrome. The sore tongue suggests an inflammatory process. You might consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more