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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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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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Cause of inflammation of soft palate?

Cause of inflammation of soft palate?

Too many to name: It could be from smoking, viral, bacterial, fungal, postnasal drip, allergies and a host of other causes. See your physician who can go over your medical history, medications, and any other possible symptoms, along with a clinical exam in order to determine what's causing it in your particular case. ...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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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?

Who knows?: Many possibilities. You have to be examined to be diagnosed in order to select the best treatment. Your question is similar to, "I have a sore toe...what is this." Inflammation is a sign, not a Diagnosis. See ENT or Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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

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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Tiny red/pink bumps on roof of mouth on soft palate. These have been there for as long as I can remember but I just wonder if I should be worried ?

Tiny red/pink bumps on roof of mouth on soft palate. These have been there for as long as I can remember but I just wonder if I should be worried ?

See your dentist: Some conditions like bumps on roof of mouth on soft palate may require further assessment and your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are papules normal anatomy of the soft palate? I see a bunch of dots on the soft palate, above uvula and only appears if i touch palate with finger.

MoneyWhereYrMouthIs: Ahh,so! Very perceptive, grasshopper!!You may be describing what are called "petichiae,"which are small dots that don't blanch with pressure and may indicate inflammation, infection, local minor trauma(what you been puttin' in there, hmmm?),a blood problem OR nothing.So ask yourself if anything is wrong or if you feel OK.If OK,wait and see if they go away or get worse. If you feel funky, see a doc ...Read more

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I have yellow soft palate with few little pink dots, halitosis and on and off freezing/burning sensation at the back of my throat. What should I do?

I have yellow soft palate with few little pink dots, halitosis and on and off freezing/burning sensation at the back of my throat. What should I do?

See otolaryngology: An otolaryngologist (ENT) will evaluate your sinuses, oral cavity and pharynx (throat). This may be related to chronic sinusitis, allergic post nasal drainage, chronic tonsillitis, minor salivary gland inflammation, tobacco use, laryngopharyngeal reflux or other oral conditions related to systemic illness. ...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


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


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