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How long does it take the soft palate to reduce in swelling due to snoring, after starting cpap? Thanks.

How long does it take the soft palate to reduce in swelling due to snoring, after starting cpap? Thanks.

Depends: This depends on many variables. It may happen in a couple of weeks or maybe longer. Your body needs to adjust to your new snoring therapy. Please seek help with your particular physician for your particular prognosis. Take care... ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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For 4 months, I have had intermittent swelling of my soft palate (it doesn't look swollen, but appears to be sinking lower in my mouth). What is it?

For 4 months, I have had intermittent swelling of my soft palate (it doesn't look swollen, but appears to be sinking lower in my mouth). What is it?

? ? Epiglotitis: Please consult ENT specialist at the earliest. The description you have given is not clear. My concern is you should not have a serious problem like epiglotitis missef out. All the best! ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause the soft palate to sting/burn?

Can a sinus infection cause the soft palate to sting/burn?

Burning palate: A viral infection can cause your soft palate to burn or sting. But so can many other things. If you are being treated for the sinus infections n talk to your treating doctor. If you are not being treated then you should see someone and get this looked at. See a dentist regarding your mouth and your primary care for the sinus infection. ...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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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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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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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?

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 of the 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?

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 of told me prs?

What classifies a baby w/ prs? 3 mos. Old has cleft soft palate seen at hosp 4 would of 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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There is a weird growth right at the back of my soft palate on the left side. It has been there ages, it doesn't hurt. Is it cancer??

Need an exam to tell: There is no way of knowing without a physician or dentist examining and evaluating the area. Please have it looked at so that a better assessment can be made. ...Read more

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Hi there. I have a very small grainy spot on my soft palate. Noticed it 2 months ago and hasn't changed. It moves freely under lining. Serious?  

Hi there. I have a very small grainy spot on my soft palate. Noticed it 2 months ago and hasn't changed. It moves freely under lining. Serious?  

Probably not, but...: Your grainy spot is probably nothing, as it moves freely, but to be sure it would be best to have a dentist or oral surgeon evaluate it. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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I have white patches on both sides of my soft palate. They seemed to have turned yellowish today I quite smoking 2 months ago but noticed them before?

I have white patches on both sides of my soft palate. They seemed to have turned yellowish today I quite smoking 2 months ago but noticed them before?

White patches: Any lesion in your mouth that lasts for more than two weeks mandates being seen by an oral surgeon for a proper diagnosis and treatment and\if necessary. Some lesions are easily diagnosed while others require a biopsy for confirmation. That is something that cannot be done over the internet. There are numerous possibilities, some benign and other not. ...Read more

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My doctor found lesion on soft palate, should I be concerned?

My doctor found lesion on soft palate, should I be concerned?

You should: If it does not go away in two weeks, it would be best if you visited a doctor in order to find out the cause and treatment if needed.. ...Read more

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My soft palate feels like it’s caved in more then normal and the right side of my neck feels swollen on the outside, also there is discolaration bumps?

My soft palate feels like it’s caved in more then normal and the right side of my neck feels swollen on the outside, also there is discolaration bumps?

Information: This is an information site, not a diagnostic site. The information you have presented is insufficient for a diagnosis, but should be investigated. Please see your GP or an ENT for further evaluation. ...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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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

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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 means?

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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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...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