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Hi IV still got this inflamed red bumps on soft palate (pharyngitis) for 18 days now what's going on in feel fine but swallowing is not bad please help?

Hi IV still got this inflamed red bumps on soft palate (pharyngitis) for 18 days now what's going on in feel fine but swallowing is not bad please help?

ENT Consult: There are multiple reasons for the symptoms you explain and a good ENT evaluation would be the proper thing to do to find the answer and proper treatment. This is not an over the count solution. ...Read more

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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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Just noticed red bumps on my soft palate and they seem to have a slightly burning itchy sensation. Noticed it about two hours ago. Any ideas?

Just noticed red bumps on my soft palate and they seem to have a slightly burning itchy sensation. Noticed it about two hours ago. Any ideas?

"Pizza Palate": Pizza and other hot foods or liquids (coffee) also can burn the roof of your mouth. If the burning itchy sensation persist beyond one week, call your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a single small red/white bump on soft palate for a couple days and its gone. In HIV mouth sores, would there only be one or would it be more?

I had a single small red/white bump on soft palate for a couple days and its gone. In HIV mouth sores, would there only be one or would it be more?

More than one likely: There are more than one type or mouth sores usually related to hiv. Most have more to do with being immunosupressed- like candidiasis (ulcers caused by yeast infections), cold and herpetic ulcers as well as leukoplakia ("hairy tounge"). The onset of a single small lesion that has healed is not an indicator that you have contracted hiv. If you are still fearful, the best remedy is testing. ...Read more

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Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isnt sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isnt sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

HPV: That is certainly possible and would recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon. The spot on the uvula could be herpes, coxsackie virus, or a variety of other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a painful red bump on the right side of my soft palate. I tried antibiotics and steroids with no luck. No open skin and present several months.

I have a painful red bump on the right side of my soft palate. I tried antibiotics and steroids with no luck. No open skin and present several months.

Now try Oral Surgeon: Have your lesion properly diagnosed by an oral surgeon. Once it is determined what it is, the necessary course of treatment will be recommended. Self medicating is not the answer and solves nothing. ...Read more

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Had small red spots on the hard pallate and had a red bumps on the tounge, what should I do?

Had small red spots on the hard pallate and had a red bumps on the tounge, what should I do?

Call an oral surgeon: These types of conditions really need to be visualized, and together with a full medical history a diagnosis can be made. Your best bet is to call a local oral surgeon who can examine and advise you. Without this info, the cause of your lesions is only a guess, and that's not what you're looking for. ...Read more

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Tiny flesh colored bumps on soft palate and around the arch near the uvula I can feel them with my tongue no pain no discomfort are these normal?

See your physician: There are many potential causes for colored bumps on soft palate. It can be sign of harmless or serious conditions, depending on its nature. See your physician for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 2 small bumps on my soft palate, what is it?

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

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What causes burning sensation on the soft palate along with tiny bumps?

What causes burning sensation on the soft palate along with tiny bumps?

Irritation: You can have irritation form smoking or eating spicy food. Without seeing them and discussing your history it is difficult to diagnose with such limited info. Se a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What can cause a painful what pimple like bump on the soft palate in a 6year old?

Salivary gland issue: Occasional there can be a stone formation, or a small infection on a gland. Depending on the location- aphthous ulcers can create a painful situation for a couple of days too. Warm rinses should help expedite the recovery time. ...Read more

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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

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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?

Doubt it: 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

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What are the little white bumps on the soft palate in my baby's mouth?

Epstein's pearls: Small white or yellow cystic vesicles occurring in 65-85% of newborns. Caused during development of the palate. Not dangerous. No treatment needed. Resolve spontaneously over weeks. No painful or causing any discomfort. ...Read more

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Very painful bump on soft palate of my mouth what is it and how do I get it to go away?

Very painful bump on soft palate of my mouth what is it and how do I get it to go away?

Examination: So many possibilities from a simple cut/scrape or burn, to more serious infection, to a neoplasm. Literally hundreds ion possibilities. Cannot make a diagnosis based on "painful bump." Need more information and a thorough examination. Please call your Dentist, an Oral Surgeon, your Physician, or an ENT to start the diagnostic process. ...Read more

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I have an area of redness in the left side of my soft palate. It hurts to swallow everything, even water. What could this be?

I have an area of redness in the left side of my soft palate. It hurts to swallow everything, even water. What could this be?

Infection?: Could be an infection or mucous irritation. Depending on how long it has been there it could be something more serious. Have it looked at. ...Read more

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Why I usually get ulcer/bump on exactly same point ( right soft palate ) Is this related to tonsillectomy done 4 months back?

Why I usually get ulcer/bump on exactly same point ( right soft palate )
Is this related to tonsillectomy done 4 months back?

Bump on same spot: How long does it last? Is it painful? In either case i would see the MD who did the surgery when the bump is present so they can see it and evaluate the area. It may or may not be related however getting a bump in the same exact spot is uncommon. See your MD/surgeion. ...Read more

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Have a kind of hard, painless bump right side of mouth, in front of uvula (basically soft palate). I see the dentist in 2 weeks but am worried.

Soft palate: How large is the bump? How long has it been present? Are you a smoker? Have you had any trauma in his area? It is impossible to make a diagnosis without seeing and examining the bump. These are some of he questions your dentist will need to know. If you are concerned try to,see your dentist sooner than two weeks. ...Read more

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I have had a small white bump on my soft palate for three weeks. It is about a CM in diameter. Any ideas on what it is? Is it an std? Please help.

I have had a small white bump on my soft palate for three weeks. It is about a CM in diameter. Any ideas on what it is? Is it an std? Please help.

Needs evaluation: 1 cm is not that small, and the fact that it has not resolved in three weeks demands that it be evaluated. It may be nothing, but it's best to have a local oral surgeon take a look. Please make the call. ...Read more

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I have a small white bump on my soft palate. I was wondering if it could be an STD from oral sex. I have heard oral sex is low risk for getting stds.

I have a small white bump on my soft palate. I was wondering if it could be an STD from oral sex. I have heard oral sex is low risk for getting stds.

Get it examined: Anytime you are exchanging bodily fluids with another, even saliva, you can be at risk for a disease. Some std lesions in the mouth appear cauliflower-like. If you have had this a while, please see your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have severe pain on one side of my soft palate. Pain is travelling down under my tongue and to my ear. Small bumps and whitish patch on soft palate?

See oral surgeon: A dentist or oral surgeon needs to actually see then evaluate your problem to determine the best type of treatment. Small bumps and whitish patch describes a number of possible problems so the need to visibly see your condition is important. ...Read more

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When I swallow certain foods my soft palate becomes very sore and gets little bumps all over it. Do I have some sort of food allergy?

When I swallow certain foods my soft palate becomes very sore and gets little bumps all over it.  Do I have some sort of food allergy?

Possibly...: Does it happen with the same types of food, or food that has certain ingredients or spices? If so, you may have an allergy. You can always be tested. ...Read more

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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

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I have redness and pain of soft palate that radiate to my ears 4 weeks ago and still.checked by ENT and dentist, all said nothg wrong.wat could it be?

I have redness and pain of soft palate that radiate to my ears 4 weeks ago and still.checked by ENT and dentist, all said nothg wrong.wat could it be?

Atypical odontalgia: is a poorly understood pain disorder that is best defined as persistent pain in apparently healthy teeth or adjacent oral tissues (e.g., alveolar bone, gingiva, palate). AO can follow seemingly innocuous dental procedures such as crown preparation, drilling of dentine and teeth cleaning. Rec.: see orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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After eating i feel a burning sensation on soft palate at back, on viewing a fleshy blister like bump appears in the same spot every time, any ideas?

Soft palate: Is this someting that happens after every meal? Is it specific to certain foods? This is something that needs to be examined visually, and requires more information. It may be due to an injury, allergies, local or systemic infection, acid reflux, medications. See your dentist, an oral sugeon, or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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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