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Dr. Jake Richards
Board Certified, Dentistry
7 years in practice
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Month ago I had sinusitis I took medicine , the symptoms of sinusitis is gone but still have soft palate inflammation

Dr. Jake Richards
Board Certified, Dentistry
7 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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19 years in practice
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
33M people helped
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Cause of inflammation of soft palate?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
33M people helped
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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Reed Day
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
102K people helped
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I have inflammation of soft palate which is very painful?

Dr. Reed Day
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
23M people helped
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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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The right side of my soft palate is inflammed .....what is the cause?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
23M people helped
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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Dr. Ryan Mendro
Board Certified, Periodontics
11 years in practice
42K people helped
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My doc says she can't do a swab test bcuz theres no pus on my inflamed soft palate is this true, she mentioned acute pharyngitis that's what i have?

Dr. Ryan Mendro
Board Certified, Periodontics
11 years in practice
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My doc says she can't do a swab test bcuz theres no pus on my inflamed soft palate is this true, she mentioned acute pharyngitis that's what i have?

Yes: Pharyngitis just means and inflamed throat. The swab test id useful for determinig the exact cause of the inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
33M people helped
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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?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
33M people helped
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?

Burning itchy bumps: It could be allergic reaction, inflammation if you smoke, or a host of other medical conditions. See a General Dentist or Oral Surgeon for a one on one medical\dental history and personal clinical exam for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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 ?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
23M people helped
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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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Board Certified, General Practice
48 years in practice
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My soft palate is extremely sore, and i keep feeling like i need to blow my nose, but when i do, it's thick blood. What's wrong?

Dr. Laurence Badgley
Board Certified, General Practice
48 years in practice
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My soft palate is extremely sore, and i keep feeling like i need to blow my nose, but when i do, it's thick blood. What's wrong?

Sinus infection: Probably a sinus inflammation and infection since the palate is sore. You might need to have a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Sterling
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Robert Sterling
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
2M people helped

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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