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Itchy bumps on soft palate. Taking antiallergic medicine. What could it be?

So every now and then my soft palate gets extremely itchy, and I have no clue why. I have been taking antiallergic but now thay have bacame ineffective, my hard palate appears white in color and soft palate reddish with transparent highly itchy bumps. It seems like to scratch my palate with my nails.
My teeth and gums are healthy.I am allergic to smoke, less sleep and but they aren't related to the itchyness of my palate, because it'll happen randomly. It'll pop up in the middle of the night or just randomly in the day for a few hours n its been now for months. please need your advice.
Does anyone have any clue what it could be??
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

According to your symptoms i suspect your palatal mucosa of hard and soft palate are inflammed , may be due to allergy to certain food stuffs , physical or chemical trauma , allergy to smoke etc.

It may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practising regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

Apply oral antiseptic ,analgesic ointments like dentogel or mucogel topically over the affected area

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
The itchy palate may be due to allergic reactions to-
Certain food items ingested.
Dentures/appliances inserted.
Intake of hot/spicy foods.
Fungal infections.

I would suggest you to get a clinical examination by a dentist.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Frequent warm saline gargle may help.
Apply mucopain gel on the affected site.
Discontinue use of tobacco/alcohol /acidic bevearages etc.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thnaks for asking the query,

Small bumps on the soft palate can be enlargement of mucous glands, lymphoid follicle secondary to infection or inflammation leading to enlargement of follicle.

Other than that mucocele is the swelling in the mucosa consisting of collection of watery substances due to rupture of salivary glands which is usually caused due to local trauma or obstructed ruptured minor salivary gland.

If these are causing itching and redness I would suggest you to visit to an ENT Specialist and get the checkup done.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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