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what could cause an irritation on roof of mouth

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what could cause an irritation on roof of mouth
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 8 years ago.

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Irritation on roof of mouth can be due to different causes most common one are inflammation of the mucous lining,poor oral hygiene, poorly fitted dentures, or from mouth burns from hot food or drinks.Other causes are:certain medications, allergic reactions, or infections.Chronic mouth breathing due to plugged nasal airways can cause dryness of the mouth tissues, which in turn leads to irritation on roof of mouth. Other systemic causes can also cause this like hypovitaminosis (particularly B vitamins or vitamin C), inflammatory bowel disease. You may need CBC, serum iron, ferritin, vitamin B12, folate, zinc, and endomysial antibody. Treatment varies according to the cause.A carboxymethylcellulose paste with 1% triamcinolone(aristocort)helps greatly in reducing irritation .sucralfateand aluminum-magnesium liquid antacids may be prescribed.So I advice you to see your doctor for the prescription medications.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
what could cause the allergic reaction and the infection....food? and what about cold sores?
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 8 years ago.
Yes,a hypersensitive reaction to diet/some ingredients of diet/chemicals can cause allergy..A hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) occurs in the mucous membrane, causing inflammation. The inflammation causes roof of mouth to become reddish or irritation.And also cold sores can also cause this.usually in a day or two, red blisters appear more often on your gums or hard palate, which is the roof of your mouth. They may be canker sores but aren't usually cold sores. Cold sores generally clear up on their own without treatment.So I advice you to see your doctor for the examination.Without the physical examination,exact diagnosis cannot be made.Prescription medications are required accordingly.

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