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Swollen Soft Palate
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
After I ate sweet, I have swollen soft palate in the morning with phlegm. And the next day I have swollen throat but I don’t feel anything else, I don’t have fever or runny nose. Will it affect my baby? I’m 23 weeks pregnant.
Throat swelling: The ingestion of "sweet" nutrition and the symptoms described are coincidental. You may have a minor viral upper respiratory infection, but will not affect a 23 week pregnancy. If a temperature elevation and more profound symptoms occurs, of course see your OB provider. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
White spots on palatine tonsils, painful ear, swollen back of 1/2 my tongue (or lingual tonsil). Red spots on soft palate last week. In pain. What cou?
4 pinpoint small red dots on soft palate. Sore throat, and left tonsil is always swollen but not huge, right normal, could I have cancer, nonsmoker,?
My mouth has a burning sensation in it, 4 red dots on soft palate, swollen left tonsil, sore throat- had sinus infection. Right tonsil normal, cancer?
No but: It's signs of massive infection in your throat and tonsils as well, you need meds, see a doctor right away. ...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
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
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
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
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 doctors visit is necessary. See a doctor for evaluation, tests and treatment if needed. ...Read more
I feel no pain but when I look in the mirror I see the right side of my soft palate inflammed.....what is this?
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
Son had soft palate repair roughly 2 mos ago, stitches have dis., but very sml. Hole remains, could this heal on its own?
Not likely: Common to need revision later.Get a more detailed answer ›
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