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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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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 small red spots on the roof of my mouth. What couldthey be?

I have small red spots on the roof of my mouth. What couldthey be?

Many causes: There are literally hundreds of conditions, diseases, and irritants that can cause red spots. See an oral and maxillo-facial surgeon for definitive diagnosis. This is not a question that can be answered without the problem being visualized by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

Irritation: Since you have no pain they are not likely cause by the virus that causes cold sores. If adjacent to a tooth it could be your tooth brush is not drying out completely between uses. Alternate TB if this is the case. Foods can irritate minor salivary glands or smoking. All of the above should clear up in 2 wks or less. If not, you need to see a health professional. ...Read more

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I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat.No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat.No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

Have checked: The only good way to determine if something is abnormal or not is to have it evaluated by either a dentist or physician. I would suggest having it looked at by one of those health care providers. ...Read more

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While brushing my teeth, i noticed 4 red spots on the roof of my mouth near the back near my throat. What could they be?

While brushing my teeth, i noticed 4 red spots on the roof of my mouth near the back near my throat. What could they be?

Many possibilities &: There is no way to know without actually examining you. It could be something benign and temporary and go away within a few days or something more serious in need of treatment. Merely giving you a list of possibilities isn't very helpful. If you want to know for sure, see your dentist. Regardless, any lesion that remains longer than 2 weeks needs to be diagnosed! ...Read more

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I have an extremely red and sore throat with bring red spots on the roof of my mouth. Also red inflamed tonsils?

Viral pharyngitis: It looks viral, but the description is not diagnosis. A rapid strep test would be necessary. Also if it is there for a long time it might be a more serious condition that warrants lab test to test the immunity, other neck diseases, and a fungi infection. Probably and ENT visit would be the best ...Read more

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I have red spots in the roof of my mouth nose has been stopped up an bleeding what could this mean. I'm freaking out?

I have red spots in the roof of my mouth nose has been stopped up an bleeding what could this mean. I'm freaking out?

Infection: Bacterial. See pmd. Treatment with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the meantime will help. Vit c, chicken soup, change tooth brush. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more