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When I swallow saliva, my tongue exerts pressure hard against my palate but the pressure is backwards, pushing the roof of my mouth backwards. normal?

When I swallow saliva, my tongue exerts pressure hard against my palate but the pressure is backwards, pushing the roof of my mouth backwards. normal?

Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor), & need to distinguish "globus," LPR. A GI doctor can assess motility &/or need 4 a Speech Therapist. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have a non painful red spot on the hard palate of the roof of my mouth. Could this be caused by trauma? Or something more serious

I have a non painful red spot on the hard palate of the roof of my mouth. Could this be caused by trauma? Or something more serious

Yes it could. : So, obviously we would need to get it examined asap. Without a photograph, it is impossible to give you any information that is relevant to you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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The dangly piece at the roof of my mouth is red enflamed and looks like there is a white spot and causes a lot of pain swallowing or coughing?

The dangly piece at the roof of my mouth is red enflamed and looks like there is a white spot and causes a lot of pain swallowing or coughing?

Pharingitis: It is called Uvula. If You also have tonsillar enlargement and White exudate on them; Then there is Tonsillitis. Cough, sore throat and Inflammation of Uvula/ Pharynx may need Antibiotic. Please see your doctor . Meanwhile Use Throat Lozenges, and Gargle with salt and warm water. Also take Ibuprofen for pain and Qufenasin for Coughing. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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Have you ever encountered a patient that when swallowing food, causes pain in the roof of their mouth? And would eosinophilic esophigitis be why?

Have you ever encountered a patient that when swallowing food,  causes pain in the roof of their mouth?  And would eosinophilic esophigitis be why?

Due to food allergen: 39 year old female with pain on roof of mouth when swallowing food due to Eosinophilic Esophagitis a chronic immunologic disorder in which some white cells called Eosinophils reacting to some food Allergens form a build up of the lining of the mucus membrane in the mouth and swallowing tube, (Esophagus) causing irritation and pain when food touches the roof of the mouth while swallowing ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Ive been getting sick at night. The roof of my mouth hurts causing it to hurt to swallow. But it doesnt happen during the day. What could it be?

Ive been getting sick at night. The roof of my mouth hurts causing it to hurt to swallow. But it doesnt happen during the day. What could it be?

Acid Reflux: Those symptoms suggest that you are having acid reflux at night. I would take omeprazole OTC every night for 2 weeks and see if the symptoms improve. If they persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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