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Doctor insights on: Palatoglossal Arch Inflammation

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My palatoglossal arch is really sore. What is this?

My palatoglossal arch is really sore. What is this?

Infection: Frequently an infection will cause this area of your throat to be sore. Also, chronic post-nasal drip can cause this. Try rinsing your nose out thoroughly with saline solution and see if that helps. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

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


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Hardish bumps inside palatoglossal arch, scratched it a because I was curious, then it bled a bit and now it just stings. What is this?

Hardish bumps inside palatoglossal arch, scratched it a because I was curious, then it bled a bit and now it just stings. What is this?

See an oral surgeon: The description can be from many different problems.
some are oral in nature and some can be a bodily health
issue.

get it evaluated asap
try to go before it goes away or changes ...Read more

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Does the palatoglossal tonsil pillar have taste buds? I can feel some bumps on the inside of that arch bilaterally

Does the palatoglossal tonsil pillar have taste buds? I can feel some bumps on the inside of that arch bilaterally

See your PCP: Yes, anterior pillars and posterior pharyngeal wall contain taste buds. The best thing you can do is have your PCP to examine your palatoglossal tonsil pillars and make sure all is well. Take care. ...Read more

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My palatoglossal arch on the right side has been bright red and sore for about 4 days. What would be causing this?

My palatoglossal arch on the right side has been bright red and sore for about 4 days. What would be causing this?

See your dentist: Infection, burn or irritation to area including a cut.
should have it checked by a dentist or oral surgeon. Try salt water rinses although that may hurt. Spicy foods would irritate it also ...Read more

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I have a fluid filled small blister on my palatoglossal arch that keeps reoccurring. I don't have tonsils. What could this be? I've had it for weeks

I have a fluid filled small blister on my palatoglossal arch that keeps reoccurring. I don't have tonsils. What could this be? I've had it for weeks

Sialocele: It's quite common to have a blocked minor salivary gland which will fill with a clear mucus material. They can spontaneously rupture and then recur. Sometimes they can be treated with cauterizing or silver nitrate in the office with your ENT specialist. They usually are of no major concern or significance. As always, seeing the problem is helpful, so get checked by an ENT md. ...Read more

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When I run my finger down on the inside of my palatoglossal arch past my tonsil, I can feel a lot of bumpiness on the inside of the arch. Normal?

When I run my finger down on the inside of my palatoglossal arch past my tonsil, I can feel a lot of bumpiness on the inside of the arch. Normal?

Yes, it can be.: We all have lymphoid tissue underneath the mucosal surface at the back of our mouths. If you had a recent cold or allergy, these bumps of lymph cells can become raised during this time of year and are nothing to be concerned about in a healthy teen. You could take a photograph of it and request a consult if it remains concerning for you, via HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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I have a bump on my palatoglossal arch nearest to my tongue. It feels like I have popcorn stuck in my gums what is it, what caused it and how do I fixit?

I have a bump on my palatoglossal arch nearest to my tongue. It feels like I have popcorn stuck in my gums what is it, what caused it and how do I fixit?

Could be: Could be popcorn husk, tonsil stone, infection, fish bone, and so many other possibilities. See your GP, or preferably an ear/nose/throat specialist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. This is not a DIY situation. ...Read more

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Rice size tear in palatoglossal arch close to my uvula. Little blood, sore, been rinsing with salt water, will it the tissues ever reconnect, sharp tool?

Rice size tear in palatoglossal arch close to my uvula. Little blood, sore, been rinsing with salt water, will it the tissues ever reconnect, sharp tool?

Tear: That tear should heal with time and warm water mouth rinses. The mouth and throat are rich with circulation and complete healing should occur. If you have any further concerns, consult an Otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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2 pinhead size white dots on my palatoglossal arch in mouth, been there for 2 months at least. Saw a doctor he wasn't concerned. Not a tonsil stone.

2 pinhead size white dots on my palatoglossal arch in mouth, been there for 2 months at least. Saw a doctor he wasn't concerned. Not a tonsil stone.

2 white dots: The fact you are typing this message shows you are concerned and don't share your doctor's opinion. I would encourage you to go back and see him or her about this. Don't leave until you feel satisfied with their explanation. If you are still unhappy with their answer, consider getting a second opinion. ...Read more

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Sore red palatoglossal arch with occasional bleeding (base, both sides) for 4 wks. Yesterday sudden crack in Adam apple. Feels bruised, hoarse voice.

Sore red palatoglossal arch with occasional bleeding (base, both sides) for 4 wks. Yesterday sudden crack in Adam apple. Feels bruised, hoarse voice.

Adam's apple crack?: Do you mean the skin over the area? Anyway, there appears to be something really wrong in your oropharyngeal area and you need to consult an ENT ASAP. ...Read more

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My throat pains near palatoglossal arch right side. Same side papillae r bit bigger. Slight sweet taste in same side. My tonsils removed 4 months back

My throat pains near palatoglossal arch right side. Same side papillae r bit bigger. Slight sweet taste in same side. My tonsils removed 4 months back

See an ENT: The best thing you can do is have your ENT to examine your palatoglossal tonsil pillars and arch and make sure all is well. Take care. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat last week, but it resolved within 5 days by warm salt water gargle and plenty of fluids. However, my palatoglossal arch on both sid?

I had a sore throat last week, but it resolved within 5 days by warm salt water gargle and plenty of fluids. However, my palatoglossal arch on both sid?

Throat Swelling: The swelling is probably due to excessive gargling.
Avoid hot foods/liquids. Take cold or iced.
If swelling persists, use Clear. Ease ™ lozenges. This is papain and bromelain that you melt in your mouth between cheek and gums - one 3x a day. ...Read more

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I am having a sore throat. Bumpy looking tonsils and tiny yellow spot. Palatoglossal arch with white spots. What is this?

I am having a sore throat. Bumpy looking tonsils and tiny yellow spot. Palatoglossal arch with white spots. What is this?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is very painful, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more

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I noticed I have a bump (flesh colored) on my palatoglossal arch. Its been there fore 3 weeks. I have had a sore throat, mild ear ache, tonsil stones, ?

I noticed I have a bump (flesh colored) on my palatoglossal arch. Its been there fore 3 weeks. I have had a sore throat, mild ear ache, tonsil stones, ?

Don't have room: Don't have room to list all the possible causes of "bump" on soft tissue. Please see your pcp or an ENT specialist for examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan specific to your problem. ...Read more

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What should I do about inflammation in the bottom of my foot?

What should I do about inflammation in the bottom of my foot?

Swollen feet: You can try rest, ice (no longer than 15 min without direct skin contact), elevation, and even otc nsaids with food. ...Read more

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Doctors told me I have "soft tissue inflammation" in my foot. What exactly is this?

Very vague term: Soft tissue means not bone, but could be muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve etc. Inflamed meanins an inflammatory reaction of some type, ie: sprain, strain, infection. The bodies response to something abnormal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foot diseases are related to inflammation, itchiness, swelling?

Can you tell me which foot diseases are related to inflammation, itchiness, swelling?

If you have: A swollen foot that in and of itself can cause itching. This would also be something that warrants a check up. This box is too small to get into a whole discussion. ...Read more

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What happens if don't treat inflammation from a soft tissue injury in the foot until several weeks later? Congested tissue? How do you treat it?

Infection: Congested tissue weeks later after a soft tissue injury may represent infection or a cyst formation. Either will need to be examined by a health care professional. I would refrain from prescribing treatment without knowing more detail because I don't want you to delay being seen by a health care provider. Your may need antibiotics or even drainage if pus has collected. ...Read more

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Can inflammation on the second metatarsal (foot) cause the joint to be loose rather than stiff?

Can inflammation on the second metatarsal (foot) cause the joint to be loose rather than stiff?

Foot inflamation: Typically inflamation makes the surrounding tissue, warm, swollen, and firm or stiff, so it would be best for you to be checked to further evaluate your symptoms and findings, ...Read more

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Seen in er- inflammation/red rash of (l)foot. Dx: inflammation was related back issue- (herniated l3/4/5) ankylosing spondylis. Is this plausible?

Seen in er- inflammation/red rash of (l)foot. Dx: inflammation was related back issue- (herniated l3/4/5) ankylosing spondylis. Is this plausible?

No/yes: Herniated discs would not be related be related to inflammation of the foot nor ankylosing spondylitis. On the other hand, if you had a spine disease called ankylosing spondylitis, that is associated with peripheral joint inflammation. Ankylosing spondylitis is a diagnosis that needs to be made by a rheumatologist only. ...Read more

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My mother. 61 year. Inflammation/itching in foot sole after walking more or even without. What could be reason. Is it symptom of any other disease?

My mother. 61 year. Inflammation/itching in foot sole after walking more or even without. What could be reason. Is it symptom of any other disease?

Could be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your mother, however, you should get her tested for diabetes and the doctor should do a foot examination as well. ...Read more