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What is the remedy for recurring bump on the hard palate ?

I have a single tiny pimple-like bump on my hard palate , it seems to go away after eating tough food which tends to scratch it and burst it, then in a day or two it reappears. it feels like there is fluid in it like a pimple. Been happening for about 2 months now. any ideas, solution? Thanks!
Asked On : Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
hi mr justcool
hard palate has multiple tiny minor salivary glands that keeps it moist.They release their contents ie. mucin through small dot like openings on the palate.If the glandular opening is obstructed mucin collects in the gland and appears like a translucent tiny raised bleb or mucocoel .bursting and releasing the contents to reappear again is a natural phenomenon.
hard palate is also a location for minor salivary gland tumors so u must see a dentist to rule out the possibility if the size is significant ,it gets ulcerated or fails to heal or regress over time.
Answered: Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Himanshu Govil's  Response
Hello,

Is that tiny pimple like bump is paining.
It is just a minor salivary gland opening which might be getting blocked at its duct causing the swelling.
It bursts automatically as the pressure rises inside. It reappears as the glandular fluid again start depositing inside.
Please consult some Dentist/Oral Pathologist in nearby area to get a biopsy done to rule out any other invasive activity.

Hope this helps.
Get well soon.

With Regards,

Dr. Himanshu Govil
Gurgaon
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi..dear justkool.,
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
Pimple like Bump on Hard palate....
It is totally harmless.,
It could be...Pleomorhic lesions..,
Or Physiological...
So don't worry...watch some more days..,
Consult ENT specialist for further clarification...,
ok...thanQ
Answered: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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