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Minor swelling on left side of palatoglossal arch, gets inflamed on eating cold things, no complete recovery. Reason?

Sir, I am having minor swelling on the left side of palatoglossal arch. It is persisting for over three months. whenever i eat cold things like ice cream, or spicy food it gets more inflamed & start curing very slowly but never completely. I have gone for medical checkup but nothing worked. please help me out what can be the cause for such symptoms.
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Welcome to healthcaremagic forum.

Usually swelling on the palate occurs due to spread of infection from the tooth into periapical tissues.

A thorough clinical as well as radiological evaluation of the affected area is necessary to rule out the cause of infection.

Pus has to be drained out completely.

If there is deep caries of associated tooth,root canal treatment has to be done.

If there is periodontal infection,scaling ,root planning as well as curettage has to be done.

I would suggest you to take ciprofloxacin antibiotic along with analgesics.

Visit a dentist for further reference.

I wish you speedy recovery.

Take care.
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Dentist, Implantology Dr. S.Naveen Kumar's  Response
Hi there,
Thank you for asking your query,

First you didnt mention your age.

They may be several possible causes for swelling like:
1.Allergy or irritant chemicals in spicy food
2.fungal infections
3.minor salivary gland swellings
4.acid relux
5.lymphoid tissue inflammation
Please get examined by a dentist to examine the size of the swelling

Hope i answered your query,please feel free to ask any further questions

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Dentist, Pedodontics Dr. Amitabha Chakraborty's  Response
Thanks for sharing concern to HCM forum. This kind of swelling may have many causative factors. for example Allergy,low grade chronic infection, selling to minor salivary glands, lymphoid tissue inflammation etc. It is not possible to identify the nature of the lesion without clinically examining it. Most of the reasons of swelling I mentioned above may show some amount of inflammatory response with localized irritations as you wrote. You should consult an ENT specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. In the mean time you can start an anti-inflammatory like Aceclofenac 100 mg 12 hourly + an anti allergic like Fexofenadine 180 mg once daily and warm salt water gargle three to four times a day. Hope this will help.....
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