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Suggest remedy for sore red spots on palate

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Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015
Question: Hi I started out having four or five small sore red spots on my soft palate yesterday, today they seem to be spreading into one larger red spot. What could this be?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Probably a viral upper respiratory tract infection!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about these sore spots that you have reported. This is probably caused by a viral upper respiratory tract infection. This often resolves spontaneously and need o specific treatment. If you are in pains, I will recommend tylenol. Also, rinse the mouth often with salty water and that will be okay.

I hope this helps. If possible, send images to me for review. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (8 minutes later)
Besides the spots I feel fine, no sore throat or feeling ill. Could that still be a respitory infection. At first I thought maybe cankers because I'm prone to them, but only one spot has a small white center. I tried sending a picture but not sure how to do it on here
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
See how to send a picture below!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Sorry for the difficulty getting an image uploaded. I will like to review it before making more comments on what the exact cause of this is. In most cases, it is a viral infection but canker sores are also a possibility. Let me review the image and get back to you.

To upload an image, click on the upload icon to the right of your dashboard and follow the onscreen instructions. You may also send it directly to customer service at YYYY@YYYY and request that it should be uploaded to your query.

I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest remedy for sore red spots on palate

Brief Answer: Probably a viral upper respiratory tract infection! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about these sore spots that you have reported. This is probably caused by a viral upper respiratory tract infection. This often resolves spontaneously and need o specific treatment. If you are in pains, I will recommend tylenol. Also, rinse the mouth often with salty water and that will be okay. I hope this helps. If possible, send images to me for review. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.