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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes red spots on the palate of the mouth?

I just went to the dentist and he said I have small red spots on the roof of my mouth and he looked into my mouth with a certain type of light to determine if I have lesions. He said he feels certain it is nothing to worry about it. He said it looks superficial. I have had bronchitis, lots of coughing and throat congestion and drinking lots of hot tea. What could the red spots mean.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016
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Dentist 's  Response

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain red spots on roof of mouth along with a history of coughing and throat infection along with bronchitis seems to be due to infection and inflammation of the roof of the mouth..
It is a commonly seen condition during throat infection..
I would suggest you to take a course of antibiotics, anti inflammatory painkiller like Ibuprofen, do warm saline gargles and steam inhalation..
Use a humidifier in your room..
You can take anti allergics like Benadryl and cough suppressant containing Dextromethorphan..
Avoid spicy and chilled foods..
Sop on plenty of warm water and other warm fluids..
As the Inflammation will reduce the bumps will gradually resolve..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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