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What causes the roof of your mouth to itch?

What causes the roof of your mouth to itch?

Fungal infection?: Or allergy to something you ate or drank? If it persists and you can't figure it out, see your dentist to try to determine the cause. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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The skin around my mouth itches and the roof of my mouth itches why?

The skin around my mouth itches and the roof of my mouth itches why?

Irritated: These areas may be irritated from food exposure. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth, the soft part in the back. Itches and irritates me every morning. Maybe in the evening. It's getting annoying now. Why?

The roof of my mouth, the soft part in the back. Itches and irritates me every morning. Maybe in the evening. It's getting annoying now. Why?

Mouth breathing: There are some researchers who believe that mouth breathing and associated hyperventilation causes or exacerbates asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, and many other medical problems. Dentists are the first to identify the symptoms of mouth breathing.
Rec.: see your dentist for consultation, treatment or referral. ...Read more

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The inside of my mouth itches so bad and I rubbed my tounge on the roof of my mouth. So now my gums are swollen and the corners of my mouth itches.

The inside of my mouth itches so bad and I rubbed my tounge on the roof of my mouth. So now my gums are swollen and the corners of my mouth itches.

Perhaps: Perhaps an allergic response to food/Meds/supplements. Can be caused by smoking. Could be viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Call your Dentist for an immediate examination. If throat swells or airway becomes compromised call 911 or have someone rush you to ER. ...Read more

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I'm not allergic to watermelons ove eaten it a binch but the last two times I've at it the roof of my mouth itches and so do the corners of my lips why is that?

I'm not allergic to watermelons ove eaten it a binch but the last two times I've at it the roof of my mouth itches and so do the corners of my lips why is that?

OralAllergy Syndrome: Oral allergy syndrome may occur in up to one-third of individuals with seasonal allergies and results from a cross-reactivity between seasonal airborne pollen proteins (i.e. tree, grass, weed) with similar proteins that are found in various fresh fruits and vegetables. Common symptoms include itchiness, tingling and/or swelling of the mouth, tongue and throat, immediately after eating. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth itches a lot it's been getting very bad my left nostril had been itching to I have now seen little red dots in my mouth?

The roof of my mouth itches a lot it's been getting very bad my left nostril had been itching to I have now seen little red dots in my mouth?

Allergy related: It's not unusual for a person with seasonal allergies to have an itchy palate, nose and even itchy eyes. If symptoms last for more than 10 days or get worse instead of better, see your PCP for investigation. ...Read more

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Once every two months I get a white bump on the exact same spot in roof of mouth. Sometimes it itches, sometimes sore. Away in about 1-2 weeks. Idea?

Roof of Mouth: I suggest this area be a examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon, preferably during the time you have the bump. ...Read more

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Taste a metallic taste on roof of mouth. Nipple itches. Sexually active. What can this be?

Taste a metallic taste on roof of mouth. Nipple itches. Sexually active. What can this be?

3 things: They are most likely not related. Allergies or sinus infections can cause a metallic taste. Some women have inverted nipples (if new, than get them evaluated), And use BC and condoms to protect against STI's and pregnancy (unless you want to be pregnant). Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. The roof of my mouth and nose itches at the same time. Sometimes I sneeze when I try to scratch with my tongue. Could this be an allergy?

Hi doctor. The roof of my mouth and nose itches at the same time. Sometimes I sneeze when I try to scratch with my tongue. Could this be an allergy?

Yes: These symptoms are not uncommon among allergy sufferers exposed to high level of allergens. Try antihistamine to see if it helps If not, consider seeing an allergist since these symptoms are often very annoying. ...Read more

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I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

Have checked: The only good way to determine if something is abnormal or not is to have it evaluated by either a dentist or physician. I would suggest having it looked at by one of those health care providers. ...Read more

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Can itching the roof of your mouth with your palette give you an infection?

Can itching the roof of your mouth with your palette give you an infection?

Yes-: If you break the surface lining that covers the roof of your mouth, microbes can invade the underlying tissue and cause an infection. This is especially true if you have severe dental caries or periodontal infection- that same bacteria causing these two conditions can invade the break in your palate, and cause infection. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth keeps itching. Why is this happening and how do I stop it?

The roof of my mouth keeps itching. Why is this happening and how do I stop it?

See a dentist: It could be a fungal infection, lichen planus, allergies or something else. See your dentist who can actually look at the roof of your mouth and determine what it is and what treatment, if anything, would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop the roof of my mouth itching?

Can I tell me how I can stop the roof of my mouth itching?

Intraoral Itching: See a dentist for an examination and evaluation. The cause of the itching will determine treatment, if any, and possible prevention. There are many possibilities here. ...Read more

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My chin roof of my mouth nose and ears keep itching what could this be?

My chin roof of my mouth nose and ears keep itching what could this be?

Allergic: You appear to be allergic to something you are either eating or breathing in....See your Primary Care Provider who may want you to see an allergist. In the meantime MAKE A LIST of everything you eat/drink etc
Good Luck!

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have year round nasal allergies. Could the itching on the roof of my mouth be part of that?

I have year round nasal allergies. Could the itching on the roof of my mouth be part of that?

Yes: Many patients with environmental allergies experience what is called "oral allergy syndrome". Some foods that you eat may cross react in your body to pollens that have a similar molecular appearance. An example of this is watermelon and ragweed pollen. Granted, itching to the roof of your mouth could be from environmental allergies as well. ...Read more

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The top of my mouth has been itchy. It's been getting worst, lately my left nostril and the roof of my mouth has been itching at the same time one ni?

The top of my mouth has been itchy. It's been getting worst, lately my left nostril and the roof of my mouth has been itching at the same time one ni?

Prolly grass pollen: Classic signs of respiratory allergy, Tiffany. And given the time of year in the US, if you're feeling it outdoors, it's pollen - both grass and trees are high right now, but even a few weeds are on my pollen rod when we read it these few days. It grabs what's in the air; we plate it onto a slide by hand, stain it red and check under a microscope. Find a local allergist to know for sure. ...Read more

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How do I get my ear canals and roof of my mouth from itching at night?

How do I get my ear canals and roof of my mouth from itching at night?

See your physician: It would be prudent on your part to see your primary care physician or an ENT specialist to determine the cause and then suggest appropriate remedies. ...Read more

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I have year round nasal allergies and take zyrtec. One new symptom is itching on the roof of my mouth. Zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't help. What will?

I have year round nasal allergies and take zyrtec. One new symptom is itching on the roof of my mouth. Zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't help. What will?

Other choices: Itching of the palate is not an uncommon symptom with allergies. This could be related to pollen-food allergy syndrome such as eating fresh apple (if you are allergic to birch tree), or melons (if you are ragweed allergic), etc. Trying a different antihistamine may help--like fexofenadine (allegra). ...Read more

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Have bit of swelling, itching, burning on gums, roof mouth and tongue from Oral Allergy Syndrome, could throat swell/close or anaphylactic reaction?

Have bit of swelling, itching, burning on gums, roof mouth and tongue from Oral Allergy Syndrome, could throat swell/close or anaphylactic reaction?

Unlikely: Oral allergy syndrome per se is highly unlikely to cause any throat closure. However avoidance of the offending food or fruit is still the best treatment. ...Read more

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23y.o female. Roof of mouth itching conbined with very sore throat. Fever101.6. Ear pain and itching as well. Thoughts?

23y.o female. Roof of mouth itching conbined with very sore throat. Fever101.6. Ear pain and itching as well. Thoughts?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat)... or when she is an adult patient who also has a fever of 101.6. ...Read more

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Woke up with random moving itches all over my body including mouth. No rash. I took benidryl which didn't help much. What should I do? Causes?

Woke up with random moving itches all over my body including mouth. No rash. I took benidryl which didn't help much. What should I do? Causes?

See Dr. If persists: There are conditions from mild to serious, that can cause the skin to become itchy without a rash.
Sometimes an internal disease such as a thyroid problem, kidney disease, gallbladder, iron deficiency, allergy is causing your itching and you will need to manage this condition to relieve your symptoms. Moisturize dry skin, cool bath, oatmeal bath, Loratadine once a day, hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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At different times in the past 2 weeks the area around my mouth itches really bad. Why is that?

Irritation/allergy: Irritation from licking the lips could cause this. A perioral dermatitis is another possibility. Hydrocortisone 1% cream (available otc) may help. Contact allergy is another possibility, and if the offending substance can be identified, avoidance is the best strategy. ...Read more

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I was had 3 teeth pulled, my mouth really itches now, what's wrong?

I was had 3 teeth pulled, my mouth really itches now, what's wrong?

Normal: What you feel is the tissue reattaching and healing. As long as there is no pain all is well. ...Read more

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Mouth/tongue itches when eating avocados. What does this sound like?

Mouth/tongue itches when eating avocados. What does this sound like?

Allergy: I have several patients that have reported that sensation to me and it seems to be a very mild contact dermatitis. Nothing to worry about unless you start to have tongue swelling or difficulty breathing (pretty rare). ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more