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Dr. Ron E. Bell
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
40 years in practice
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I have swollen circumvallate papillae like blisters back of my tongue& Red &yellow sores on soft palate.can't take antibiotics cause im allergic.helpp?

Dr. Ron E. Bell
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
40 years in practice
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I have swollen circumvallate papillae like blisters back of my tongue& Red &yellow sores on soft palate.can't take antibiotics cause im allergic.helpp?

Treat topically: Knowing what antibiotics that you are allergic to would be helpful. A prescription mouth rinse containing chlorhexidine gluconate may be helpful.. An over the counter rinse of kaopectate and benadryl may help. An examination by a dentist or physician is in order! good luck getting the help you need.! ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Renae Roelofs
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Renae Roelofs
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What is the best way to reduce the size of a swollen soft palate? I am on nasonex, but that doesn't seem to help all that much. Any other suggestion

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What is the best way to reduce the size of a swollen soft palate?  I am on nasonex, but that doesn't seem to help all that much.  Any other suggestion

Nasonex side effect?: Nasonex inhalation can sometime cause thrush infection check with your physician to make sure thay Nasonex is not the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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How long should the soft palate be swollen and/or have scabs after uppp surgery? Thanks!

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
55 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
55 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
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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?

? ?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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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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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Dr. Thomas Yash
Board Certified, Dentistry
41 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Thomas Yash
Board Certified, Dentistry
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ron E. Bell
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
40 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Ron E. Bell
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
40 years in practice
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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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Dr. Scott Williams
Board Certified, Dentistry
8 years in practice
75K people helped
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My soft palate and throat are swollen and I feel nauseas today?

Dr. Scott Williams
Board Certified, Dentistry
8 years in practice
75K people helped

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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