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What is the best way to reduce the size of a swollen soft palate? I am on nasonex, (mometasone) but that doesn't seem to help all that much. Any other suggestion

What is the best way to reduce the size of a swollen soft palate?  I am on nasonex, (mometasone) but that doesn't seem to help all that much.  Any other suggestion

Uvula: I would suggest an evaluation to determine the cause is it due to snoring trauma or infection or allergy the treatment will be different and range from antibiotics possible steroids or even repairing a deviated nasal septum if snoring. ...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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Severe decayed to molar. Extreme pain in my sinus and swollen soft tissue of palate. I can't eat. Dr appoiment is in 10 days I can't stand it untill then.

Severe decayed to molar. Extreme pain in my sinus and swollen soft tissue of palate. I can't eat. Dr appoiment is in 10 days I can't stand it untill then.

Need antibiotics: Go to urgent care/er or your primary care physician asap — you clearly have a tooth infection and probably an abscess. You need antibiotics right away. ...Read more

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My soft palate and throat are swollen and I feel nauseas today?

My soft palate and throat are swollen and I feel nauseas today?

See a physician: Sounds miserable. Do you have a fever? If it continues or you feel worse I would see a physician. ...Read more

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How long should the soft palate be swollen and/or have scabs after uppp surgery? Thanks!

See your surgeon: The best person to answer your question is your surgeon since he knows your case. Everyone is different and healing can vary. Call the surgeon. ...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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I scratched my tonsils and soft palate while eating a tortilla chip. Tonsils are slightly swollen with a thin streak of white. Is this normal healing?

Yes: If you are asymptomatic, that is without pain or bleeding from the tonsil, I would not do anything. If you are symptomatic with pain or pain on swallowing, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed some light brown spots on my soft palate and i have a swollen right tonsil. I smoke once a week for 1.5 years (hookah). Should i be worried?

Yes: Smoking with a hookah can cause cancer. That said, what you're seeing may be anything from normal pigmentation to something quite serious. Please make an appointment to see your Dentist ASAP for an examination, hopefully to rule out anything serious. And please wean yourself off of any type of smoking habit unless you think the Surgeon General doesn't know what he's talking about. ...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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My soft palate seems to have lowered or is swollen and is making me want to swallow all the time n feeling like I'm talking funny what could this be?

Be seen soon: The Worst case scenario---cancer. Do not wait to be seen by dentist, oral surgeon, md, ent.
Could be something simple, but in that area, you have to be concerned about breathing complications. Write down any other symptoms, duration, history, medications. ...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?

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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My husbands soft palate is swollen causing it to stick a make his throat feel like its closing he's waking up several times a night what could it be?

My husbands soft palate is swollen causing it to stick a make his throat feel like its closing he's waking up several times a night what could it be?

Sleep apnea?: Oftentimes during sleep we breathe with our mouths open which can dry out the oral tissues and make them "stick". Snoring can also contribute to this. I would recommend being tested for sleep apnea by a sleep specialist if this continues to be a problem. Also, a dental device can be fabricated to keep the airway open. ...Read more

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My soft palate is swollen from ear infection, what should I do?

palate swollen: You must see a physician
asap. It needs professional evaluation. In the meantime and i don't mean weeks, rinse and gargle with very warm water
with a pinch of table salt in it......4 times a day minimum. ...Read more

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My soft palate in my throat is swollen and red. When I push on it yellow stuff comes out of two sores back there. What could this be from?

My soft palate in my throat is swollen and red. When I push on it yellow stuff comes out of two sores back there. What could this be from?

Infection: Could be from a tooth draining into your mouth or something extremely bad. The er is an immediate option that can give you answers tonight. ...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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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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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

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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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What to do if I have 2 small bumps on my soft palate, what is it?

See a Dentist: I would advise you to have the bumps examined by any dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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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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Helo gud morning sir... What is the cause of soft palate swolen? What would do this case?

Helo gud morning sir... What is the cause of soft palate swolen? What would do this case?

Trauma: Not common for soft palate to be swollen. Trauma is the primary cause for that to happen. How long has it been swollen? Do you have trouble swallowing? If more than a day or 2 see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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My soft palate feels dry. I feel congested as well. I have been feeling do for the past 4 days.

My soft palate feels dry. I feel congested as well. I have been feeling do for the past 4 days.

Take decongestant: Congestion and dry palate can be common. Try taking a decongestant and increase fluid intake. If no improvement after a couple days, call physician. ...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?

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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My baby she 5 months she doesn't want to drink her formula and her soft palate is white is that normal? What can I do?

My baby she 5 months she doesn't want to drink her formula and her soft palate is white is that normal? What can I do?

She has thrush: Most likely your baby has yeast infection of the moth called thrush. It may be sore, and that is the reason why she does not want to suck a bottle because it hurts. Young infants such as yours quite often gets thrush because their immunity has not fully developed. Nystatin (mycostatin) suspension, or gentian violet would take care of the problem, but you need to take her to a doctor first.The. ...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