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Why do I have a red rash on the back of my throat and mouth?

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Question: I have what looks like a red rash on the back of my throat and mouth, been there for 4 days. I have a photo to share if that helps
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Nanjasetty (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Oral mucositis...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting the query

I have gone through the history and examined the photo thoroughly. I am of the opinion that, it is oral mucositis. The red bumps seen on the soft palate are the inflamed minor salivary gland.

Do not worry! It appears to be a simple inflammation of the oral mucosa (unless associated with pain), secondary to allergy. Gargle the throat using dilute povidone-iodine mouthwash; this will alleviate the inflammation. Drink frequent sips of warm water. Avoid irritant foods such as hot/cold food & beverages, crisps, coffee and fizzy drinks for a few days till you get better.

Hope this answers your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Why do I have a red rash on the back of my throat and mouth?

Brief Answer: Oral mucositis... Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for posting the query I have gone through the history and examined the photo thoroughly. I am of the opinion that, it is oral mucositis. The red bumps seen on the soft palate are the inflamed minor salivary gland. Do not worry! It appears to be a simple inflammation of the oral mucosa (unless associated with pain), secondary to allergy. Gargle the throat using dilute povidone-iodine mouthwash; this will alleviate the inflammation. Drink frequent sips of warm water. Avoid irritant foods such as hot/cold food & beverages, crisps, coffee and fizzy drinks for a few days till you get better. Hope this answers your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries. Regards Dr. Naveen Kumar N. ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon