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My soft palate is black, should I be concerned?

My soft palate is black, should I be concerned?

Ofcourse.!: Are you a smoker? Have u had this issue for a long time? Is it painful, irritated, or has it changed color? All these questions are important issues. See a dentist/oral surgeon/periodontist. ...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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How t0 cure itching soft palate?

How t0 cure itching soft palate?

Soft palate itching?: You may be allergic to something or coming down with a cold. There are other dental and medical conditions that may cause this. See your dentist for an evaluation if this continues. You can try rinsing with salt water but it would be better to have someone take a look regardless. It may vanish on its own and never come back. ...Read more

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Cause of inflammation of soft palate?

Cause of inflammation of soft palate?

Various: Could be allergies, soft tissue injury such as an abrasion, reaction to your medication. If it is short duration, likely a food allergy. If longer, could be side effect of medication. If just came on suddenly and getting better daily, it is likely an abrasion. Could be a fungal or viral infection. See your dentist or doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My soft palate is red and painful. What's wrong?

My soft palate is red and painful. What's wrong?

See a dentist: There are several things that can cause your palate to be red and painful and only an oral exam can answer this. It could be viral, allergies, vitamin deficiency, infection thrush, autoimmune disease, and others. See a dentist asap to find out. What. Is going on in your mouth. ...Read more

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I have inflammation of soft palate which is very painful?

I have inflammation of soft palate which is very painful?

Sore: See your ENT or oral surgeon. You may have a simple problem of snoring or something more ominous. ...Read more

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

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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The right side of my soft palate is inflammed .....what is the cause?

See a doctor: There can be many contributing factors including allergies, sinus infections, tooth infections or mononucleosis, just to name a few. Treatments vary depending on the cause and a doctor’s visit is necessary. See a doctor for evaluation, tests and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Helo gud morning sir... What is the cause of soft palate swolen? What would do this case?

Helo gud morning sir... What is the cause of soft palate swolen? What would do this case?

Trauma: Not common for soft palate to be swollen. Trauma is the primary cause for that to happen. How long has it been swollen? Do you have trouble swallowing? If more than a day or 2 see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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My soft palate feels dry. I feel congested as well. I have been feeling do for the past 4 days.

My soft palate feels dry. I feel congested as well. I have been feeling do for the past 4 days.

Take decongestant: Congestion and dry palate can be common. Try taking a decongestant and increase fluid intake. If no improvement after a couple days, call physician. ...Read more

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I feel no pain but when I look in the mirror I see the right side of my soft palate inflammed.....what is this?

I feel no pain but when I look in the mirror I see the right side of my soft palate inflammed.....what is this?

Idiopathic Palate: I would advise you to have the "inflammation" examined by your doctor or ENT to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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My baby she 5 months she doesn't want to drink her formula and her soft palate is white is that normal? What can I do?

My baby she 5 months she doesn't want to drink her formula and her soft palate is white is that normal? What can I do?

She has thrush: Most likely your baby has yeast infection of the moth called thrush. It may be sore, and that is the reason why she does not want to suck a bottle because it hurts. Young infants such as yours quite often gets thrush because their immunity has not fully developed. Nystatin (mycostatin) suspension, or gentian violet would take care of the problem, but you need to take her to a doctor first.The. ...Read more

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Beside soft palate right side i have a white spot in that area,around 3 CM ,what should I do now? It is causing no problem.

See a dentist: The white spot on soft palate that does not go away in a week or two, you should see a doctor or dentist when convenient. ...Read more

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If your soft palate is very thick, say about 2 inches from top to bottom, can that cause breathing and gagging issues? How to fix it?

If your soft palate is very thick, say about 2 inches from top to bottom, can that cause breathing and gagging issues?  How to fix it?

Possibly: If the back of your throat is crowded from a thick soft palate, large tongue, large tonsils or excessive neck fat you can have sleep apnea or other breathing problems. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the signs of soft palate cancer?

What are the signs of soft palate cancer?

Painful ulcer.: Oral cancers present with nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. These patients usually present at over 50 years of age. ...Read more

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Can the soft palate get inflamed?

Absolutely: Just like most other parts of your mouth and body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: soft palate?

In the back: The soft palate is the back part of the palate that has the uvula (dangling thingamajig) and has no bone underneath it. It has muscles in it. ...Read more

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My son has white coloration on his soft palate what could it be?

Needs to be seen: There are many things it could be and no way to diagnose it over the internet. Have a dentist take a look and you will get an accurate answer. It could be benign, normal, or of concern. ...Read more

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What are the causes of soft palate collapsed? What does it mean?

Makes no sense!: Soft palate is a muscle like structure which is not prone to too many changes. I do not know of any term labeled 'collapse'. So you can ignore it unless you have some local symptoms on the roof of you mouth. Your tongue can check it out for you. ...Read more

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Is it a long time to strengthen a soft palate? (ex. few days, week, month?)

See ENT or surgeon: See an ENT or oral surgeon. I have never heard your question before and you may require specialty evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the surface of the soft palate to feel all bumpy and rough? Have felt it for years, but was never concerned about it.

Normal Anatomy: Most of these bumps are just variations of the normal anatomy of your mouth. However, if concerned ask your dentist at your next maintenance appointment. ...Read more

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I have a tiny hole between my hard and soft palate I've had it all of my life I know it's not normal but is it anything to be worried about?

Probably not: If there's been no problem up to now you're probably in the clear. Would be advisable to ask your Dentist to examine and advise. Referral to an Oral Surgeon for a more n depth examination is in order. ...Read more

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Why are there red dark spots in my soft palate?

Why are there red dark spots in my soft palate?

IRRITATION: Most probably mechanical trauma or something that irritates thar area.
If it last for too long, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can the epiglottis be a hard palate or a soft palate?

Neither: The epiglottis is in your throat and closes off the trachea when you eat and drink. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in soft palate when swallowing?

Sore Throat: Go to your physician tomorrow. You should be tested for strep throat of another type of bacterial infection. If you have a viral infection, you will simply be treated palliatively. Stay away from whatever stimulates the discomfort or pain, particularly acidic foods. Today, I would take Aspirin to reduce some discomfort and to treat an accompanying fever if you have one. Feel better! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have reconstructive surgery on your soft palate?

Yes: Please be evaluated by an oral maxillofacial surgeon. They have special training in teh treatment of these defects. ...Read more

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Baby born w/ cleft soft palate, almost 3 months, is prs poss. & not diagnosed at this point?

Baby born w/ cleft soft palate, almost 3 months, is prs poss. & not diagnosed at this point?

Maybe, if mild case: Some cases of pierre-robin sequence are milder than others. It is possible that mild prs could go undiagnosed at birth. Most prs patients have significant feeding and breathing difficulties, but for some it is less severe. Supporting a child's growth & development and treating all his symptoms is just as important as getting an exact diagnosis or officially naming a condition. ...Read more

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What classifies a baby w/ prs? 3 mos. Old has cleft soft palate seen at hosp 4 would have told me prs?

What classifies a baby w/ prs? 3 mos. Old has cleft soft palate seen at hosp 4 would have told me prs?

These criteria:: Pierre-robin sequence (pronounced "roban") is usually diagnosed at birth or shortly after. Lower jaw is 10-12mm (1/2 inch) shorter than it should be, and tongue is displaced to the back. Most cases show cleft palate, needing surgery. Feeding & breathing difficulties and ear infections are common. Some cases are milder than others. The lower jaw size sometimes catches up to normal by age 5-6. ...Read more

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Month ago I had sinusitis I took medicine, the symptoms of sinusitis is gone but still have soft palate inflammation

Month ago I had sinusitis I took medicine, the symptoms of sinusitis is gone but still have soft palate inflammation

See a dentist: I commonly see people that tell me they have had sinus infection, their physician gave them meds, it went away and then came back and they can't figure out why... Many times they had a dental abcess and there was a tooth that needed a root canal. With palate involved I would definitely say it is possible for you too. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


Soft Palate (Definition)

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