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Doctor insights on: Swollen Soft Palate Causes

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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

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

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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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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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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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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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 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?

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 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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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

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