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Soft Palate Swelling Sinus
How long does it take the soft palate to reduce in swelling due to snoring, after starting cpap? Thanks.
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
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
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
I was sick a week ago with some Sinus stuff, and now I have a white bump/ball on my left tonsil and sores all over my tongue and my hard palate is white and my soft palate is yellow. Any idea what this is?
Infection: See your PCP...you likely need to be on antibiotics. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hello. My soft palate seems to have this wierd sensation of feeling webby-ish or swollen it doesn't hurt or anything its just an uncomfortable feeling.
Swelling: Any swelling should be evaluated. See your Dentist or Physician for an examination. ...Read more
I have noticed a soft lump, approximately 7mm in diameter on the soft palate. There is no pain but appears for several days and it reoccurs regularly?
4 days ago I noticed red patch in my soft palate, its irregular and plane, I can see a lot of red vains and other minusculus dots, it appeared in the lapse of 5 days, I have photos, smoker
Best we can do: The best we can do is to tell you that you need to see your dentist or family doctor urgently. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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