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Several white spots on roof of mouth on the hard palate behind incisors, fever and body ache, swollen salivary glands. What could the spots be?

I have several white spots on the roof of my mouth which i have noticed in the last couple of days . Specifically on the hard palate behind my central and lateral incisors. I also have a fever and body aches. My sore throat came on suddenly 5 days ago and was accompanied by a runny nose which has now cleared up but my throat remains sore and I have now come down with a fever. I am also finding it hard to swallow and my salivary glands appear to be swollen and I have some pain in my ears. I have also had a burning sensation in my throat on and off over the last few months but this is the first time that I have noticed the white spots. Do you know what these could be?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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you haven't provided with your personal history, i.e., whtr smoker or not? assuming that you are not smoker, these white spots can be either inflammed orifiices (ductal openings) of minor salivary glands, if they are surrounded by red halo, or they may be candida Fungal infection or lastly leukoplakic patch in case if you are smoker. In any case, i feel it is nothing much significant in terms of dangerous potentials. Also, as you have recently suffered with sore throat and fever, it may be a manifestation of that viral effect only.
Kndly seek a dentist/ oral medicine expert's advise for a clearer picture
as detailed history is required for any further attempt to diagnosis.
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
The information provided by you is not enough .i need to know
about your oral habits like smoking tobacco chewing etc .
These white spots can be uclers or even secoundary infected
precancerous white lesions like leukoplakia.get clinically checked
Antibiotics and analgesics and betadiene gargle will provide
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Rachna Dubey's  Response
I have read your problem,you must be having Viral infection because of that only you are having white spots on roof of mouth behind incisors,fever ,bodyache,swollen salivary glands, ear pain and running nose. Go to the ENT specialist,he will prescribe some antibiotic,analgesic, anti congestive ,anti allergic and b complex for seven days , then only you will get relief. Along with above medicin start gargles (salt) also and steam with vicks.Donot worry about white spots, they will vanish,as soon as viral fever goes.
All the best
Answered: Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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