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Roof of mouth swelled, pain after eating pizza, gradually went away. Cause of swelling?

I just ate for the first time since dinner last Thursday (?) and, after consuming the first bite of a slice of pizza, the roof of my mouth instantly swelled up and was severely painful. I tried some ice chips and stuff like that, but it gradually seemed to go away after I did my best to swallow the rest of the pizza slice. That, however, was all I could eat due to the pain (and fear it may come back if I do eat more.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.
Cold sores on the roof of your mouth might hurt at other times of the day as well, but the pain can increase when you eat. The pressure of the food against your mouth can contribute to discomfort, and the specific foods you eat might irritate the lining of your palate around the sore as well. Spicy and acidic foods may be more likely to make your mouth hurt when you have a fever blister on your palate.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Welcome to the forum.
Regardless of the cause of your sore palate, the adjustments you make to your diet may minimize symptoms. Foods that are very acidic, such as tomatoes and tomato-based sauces, citrus fruits and carbonated soft drinks, and spicy foods such as salsa, chili, curry and jalapeno seasonings can make your symptoms intensify. Stick to a bland diet when you experience soreness in the roof of your mouth. Eating ice chips or ice pops may help you feel better.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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