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Doctor insights on: Swollen Soft Palate Causes

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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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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

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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 your 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: 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 an make his throat feel like its closing hes waking up several times a night what could it be?

My husbands soft palate is swollen causing it to stick an make his throat feel like its closing hes 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 dont 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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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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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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If your soft palate is very thick, say about 2 inches from top to bottom, can that cause breathing and gagging issues? How to fix it?

If your soft palate is very thick, say about 2 inches from top to bottom, can that cause breathing and gagging issues?  How to fix it?

Possibly: If the back of your throat is crowded from a thick soft palate, large tongue, large tonsils or excessive neck fat you can have sleep apnea or other breathing problems. See your doctor for evaluation. ...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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Can allergies cause pain in my soft palate when i eat?

Can allergies cause pain in my soft palate when i eat?

No: Allergies to environmental allergens should not cause pain in the soft palate. However, allergies to pollens that cross react with certain raw fruits and veggies can cause oral allergy symptoms when those foods are eaten and can sometimes cause itching or a burning sensation in the palate. ...Read more

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What causes burning sensation on the soft palate along with tiny bumps?

What causes burning sensation on the soft palate along with tiny bumps?

Irritation: You can have irritation form smoking or eating spicy food. Without seeing them and discussing your history it is difficult to diagnose with such limited info. Se a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What can cause a painful what pimple like bump on the soft palate in a 6year old?

Salivary gland issue: Occasional there can be a stone formation, or a small infection on a gland. Depending on the location- aphthous ulcers can create a painful situation for a couple of days too. Warm rinses should help expedite the recovery time. ...Read more

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I had an odd condition that just began about 6 months ago. My soft palate has a constant tremor. What is the cause?

Palatal myoclonus: You have an interesting movement disorder and there are all sorts of facets that we could talk about but my suggestion is that either you see a neurologist to get a workup or if you wish write to me if you like at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I have the problem of relaxed soft palate, not caused by sleep appnea and no allergy found. Nothing seems to be helpful since a year, plz advice?

Soft palate implants: The common procedure involves implanting 3 small, polyester-woven rods in the soft palate. The rods work like a scaffold to stiffen the soft palate and stop it from collapsing into your airway. You will be amazed with the results. ...Read more

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Could a very thick soft palate that is arched cause pooling of mucus? What is best to make the palate thinner and move mucus. I've tried most evrythng

Could a very thick soft palate that is arched cause pooling of mucus?  What is best to make the palate thinner and move mucus. I've tried most evrythng

See ENT: UPPP surgery or Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a procedure that removes excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider and usually performed for an obstructive sleep apnea. Before considering surgery, you should see ENT for definitive diagnosis and risks and benfits explanation. ...Read more

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I have some black sport at soft palate. What's the possible cause of this and is it a type of cancer?

Get an exam: Evaluating a lesion for possible identification as a type of cancer requires a clinical exam by an experienced practitioner so the internet won't really give you an answer. That said, people with certain genetic heritage often have pigmented lesions that are not worrisome and are, for them, normal. Get it looked at to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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About every month i get ulcer on soft palate and tung it is painful and effect speach and eating what is the causes and the treatment?

Canker sores: Canker sores are not pleasant and can be painful and uncomfortable. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) and recurrent aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse corticosteroid ointment to control the pain and irritation. ...Read more

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I have a hard white bump on my soft palate next to my uvula. It looks like a pimple. I poked it and it is hard. Is there cause for concern?

I have a hard white bump on my soft palate next to my uvula. It looks like a pimple. I poked it and it is hard.  Is there cause for concern?

Have it checked: The soft palate is entirely soft tissue, no bone. Probably not of major concern, but any white lesions in the mouth of more than 2 weeks duration should be immediately evaluated. Please see an Oral Surgeon or an ENT. ...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