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I have long white areas on both side of soft palate. Sore throat. Candidiasis? I recently had a lichen keratosis.

I have long white areas on both side of soft palate. Sore throat. Candidiasis? I recently had a lichen keratosis.

Maybe, maybe not!: White patches in the mouth and throat can be thrush, or they can be due to strep, or other things, too. Since your throat is sore, get checked to be sure you don't have strep throat, which must be treated with an antibiotic to avoid the chance of severe long term complications. ...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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I have a white ulcer on my soft palate - slightly sore to swallow but no other symptoms - what could it be? Concerned about cancer! I'm 31 non smoker

I have a white ulcer on my soft palate - slightly sore to swallow but no other symptoms - what could it be? Concerned about cancer! I'm 31 non smoker

Prob viral: This is most likely a viral etiology, but to be sure, if it does not disappear completely in the next ten days, then see your DR.

It has to go away entirely. ...Read more

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When I swallow my left ear hurts and my left soft palate is sore. Why is this?

When I swallow my left ear hurts and my left soft palate is sore. Why is this?

Could be TMJ: If you clench or grind your teeth, the tmj, which is close to your ear, as well as the muscles of the soft palate can get inflammed and cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, it hard to put an ointment on it cause its so far back. How do it treat this?

I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, it hard to put an ointment on it cause its so far back. How do it treat this?

Mouth rinse: Unfortunately there are no good remedies for canker sores and causes are often unknown. The best treatments are usually just to treat pain, not to cure the sore. My personal favorite is what most call magic mouthwash. It is 1/3 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (to reduce inflammation), 1/3 viscous Lidocaine (to reduce pain), and 1/3 maalox (to make it stick). You rinse and spit or swallow. Ask your dentist about it. ...Read more

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I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, its extremely painful and it hard to eat food and it burns when I drink fluids.?

I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, its extremely painful and it hard to eat food and it burns when I drink fluids.?

Viral or bacterial: Common cause can be a break in the protective surface allowing normal mouth bacteria into the tissue. This is called aphthous ulcer.

Another common cause is viral. Normal cold sore virus is herpes simplex.

They hurt but should resolve in 7 to 10 days.

Other types of infection are possible and should be ruled out with a detailed personal lifestyle and medical history by a physician. ...Read more

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My soft palate is really sore and I can tell the exact location of where it's sore by poking it but there's no canker sore. What is this?

My soft palate is really sore and I can tell the exact location of where it's sore by poking it but there's no canker sore. What is this?

Perhaps trauma: Could be a burn or scratch. Could also be viral or bacterial (think sore throat). Try salt water rinses and take an analgesic. If it does not go away in a few days see your family dentist or family physician. ...Read more

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My soft palate is really sore but there doesn't appear to be any canker or cold sores. It has been like this for 3 days. What could this be?

My soft palate is really sore but there doesn't appear to be any canker or cold sores. It has been like this for 3 days. What could this be?

Many possibilities.: Palatal irritation can be caused by burns from to hot liquids or hot pizza & the like. Other causes are smoking, acidic foods such as citrus fruits, pineapple, etc. Stomach acids from bulemia & gerd is another possibility. Avoid these foods, rinse frequently with warm salt water and call your dentist if it is not better in 14 days! It could be something more serious. ...Read more

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My left soft palate is really sore and swollen. It only hurts on my left side of mouth and has been like this for 3 days. What could this be?

My left soft palate is really sore and swollen. It only hurts on my left side of mouth and has been like this for 3 days. What could this be?

Virus: You probably have some viral infection. Common to attack one side of head. It can effect the whole side of head, ears, throat, etc. You may have some lesions that you cannot see. You need to be seen by dentist or physician to properly diagnosis and treat problem. ...Read more

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When I swallow certain foods my soft palate becomes very sore and gets little bumps all over it. Do I have some sort of food allergy?

When I swallow certain foods my soft palate becomes very sore and gets little bumps all over it. Do I have some sort of food allergy?

Possibly...: Does it happen with the same types of food, or food that has certain ingredients or spices? If so, you may have an allergy. You can always be tested. ...Read more

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Hi, I've got a few red prickly spots on my soft palate and a mild sore throat over the last 2 days. A similar thing occurred a few months ago.?

Red spots: It is impossible to tell you what these spots are without seeing them. It could be a viral infection, or other things. Have this checked. ...Read more

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I have painful white sore on soft palate of mouth. What can I do for this?

I have painful white sore on soft palate of mouth. What can I do for this?

Evauation needed: The sore needs to be examined to make sure it is not something serious. Have it checked today. ...Read more

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I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Will seasonal allergies or post nasal drip cause the hard & soft palate to be irritated& sensitive? No redness, just soreness and sensitive. What 2 do

Will seasonal allergies or post nasal drip cause the hard & soft palate to be irritated& sensitive? No redness, just soreness and sensitive. What 2 do

Unexpected: You need to check with your doctor re. This problem since they do not appear to be related to post-nasal drips. A drug reaction should be considered as well. ...Read more

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Soft palate part of throat hurts every night. Doesn't reach the back of throat and doesn't feel like a normal sore throat. Was recently sick w/ Cough.

Soft palate part of throat hurts every night. Doesn't reach the back of throat and doesn't feel like a normal sore throat. Was recently sick w/ Cough.

Some thoughts.: Cannot say in your particular case, but you are mentioning position as being a key trigger for it.
Consider that lying down can cause reflux or drainage from the sinuses. ...Read more

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Hi, I just noticed that my soft palate and sublingual looks orange colour. I don't have sore throat. Is this a big health problems which I not aware.

IDK: This requires that you consult a dentist and/or physician for a one on one medical history and clinical evaluation. It can not be determined over the internet sight unseen with such few facts given. ...Read more

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What is the difference between oral thrush and a canker sore? Recently got tongue pierced, now have ulcerous sore on soft palate. Unsure what it is.

What is the difference between oral thrush and a canker sore? Recently got tongue pierced, now have ulcerous sore on soft palate. Unsure what it is.

Difference is. ..: Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that appear in the mouth and often make eating and talking uncomfortable. The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Oral thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth and looks whitish. See a doctor if your concerned about the sore in your mouth. ...Read more

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Last night the right soft palate started to hurt when I swallowed. Just that part is red, and I just got over a sore throat, (Viral). Is it serious?

Last night the right soft palate started to hurt when I swallowed. Just that part is red, and I just got over a sore throat, (Viral). Is it serious?

No, not serious: The most likely explanation is part of a persisting viral sore throat. You can gargle with warm salt water. ... it should be better in a couple of days. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have red spots at the very front of my soft palate, a cold, and a bad sore throat. What's going on? My hard palate is white

I have red spots at the very front of my soft palate, a cold, and a bad sore throat. What's going on? My hard palate is white

Sore throat: It is likely you have an infection in your throat. Viral infection will typically resolve on its own. Bacterial infections, however, (ie: strep), will require antibiotics in order to resolve. I recommend you consult with your doctor in order to make the correct diagnosis and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Soft palate has yellow center red sore how do I get rid of this I'm afraid. It began with a red irritated soft palate throat?

Soft palate: How long have you had this sore? This may be viral infection and will heal normally in about a week. If it does not heal then sea dentist or oral surgeon ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, fever, and my soft palate is yellow. Is it strep or a cold or something else?

I have a sore throat, fever, and my soft palate is yellow. Is it strep or a cold or something else?

Get checked.: Strep throat can present in a lot of ways. Sometimes it can present just like a regular cold, with no fever or even a sore throat. This is a problem because strep gets better without treatment, but if it is not treated, you risk developing rheumatic fever. So get checked. If a rapid strep is negative, it MUST be sent for a strep culture, because 1 to 3 out of 10 negative rapid streps are wrong. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Soft Palate Problem: The palate and the throat are connected to each other. It is possible that the inflammation is associated with the sinus drainage, but you need to have an exam to know what is wrong. See your dentist. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat with drainage since march 2013 and I have noticed red spots and yellowing of my soft palate recently. Sound serious?

I have had a sore throat with drainage since march 2013 and I have noticed red spots and yellowing of my soft palate recently. Sound serious?

See A Dr. ASAP: Your should make an appointment with your personal physician immediately. It is difficult to make a diagnosis simply from what you are asking. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment asap. ...Read more

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On my soft palate I have tiny white spots, is this just a normal sore throat or is there somthing I need to do? My tonsils are just irritated.

On my soft palate I have tiny white spots, is this just a normal sore throat or is there somthing I need to do? My tonsils are just irritated.

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is very painful, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on my tongue and soft palate. Eating anything makes me very aware of this. Had a viral sore throat about a week ago.?

I have a burning sensation on my tongue and soft palate. Eating anything makes me very aware of this. Had a viral sore throat about a week ago.?

Many causes: Possible causes of your burning mouth or tongue include:

acid reflux
medication
malnutrition
food allergies
nerve damage
oral candidiasis
anxiety, depression
hormonal changes ~ menopause
dentures ~ ill-fitting, material allergy
dry mouth ~ sjögren’s syndrome, diabetes, thyroid problems. ...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