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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
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
Is mild soft palate inflammation cause for concern? Would post nasal drip do this? Had severe throat infect. 2yrs ago & nervous of sore throats now.
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
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
I feel no pain but when I look in the mirror I see the right side of my soft palate inflammed.....what is this?
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
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
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
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
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. Th. ...Read more
Son had soft palate repair roughly 2 mos ago, stitches have dis., but very sml. Hole remains, could this heal on it's own?
Not likely: Common to need revision later.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
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
Neither: The epiglottis is in your throat and closes off the trachea when you eat and drink. ...Read more
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 of the discomfort and to treat an accompanying fever if you have one. Feel better! ...Read more
Yes: Please be evaluated by an oral maxillofacial surgeon. They have special training in teh treatment of these defects. ...Read more
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