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Swollen Soft Palate Causes
Hello. My soft palate seems to have this wierd sensation of feeling webby-ish or swollen it doesnt hurt or anything its just an uncomfortable feeling.
Swelling: Any swelling should be evaluated. See your Dentist or Physician for an examination. ...Read more
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
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 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
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:
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 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
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
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, ?
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 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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Cluster of red dots on soft palate of 2 yo considered petichiae? What causes it?Just a little paranoid since we had a leukemia scare when it was mono.
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