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There are a lot of possible causes for soreness of the palate and gums. Without a proper history and physical, I can point out the most likely ones:
- a fungal infection- a nutritional deficiency-a reaction to spicy foodstuff or vinegar- gingivitis- Burning Mouth Syndrome due to stress and other psychosomatic factors- oral mucosal conditions like Erosive Lichen Planus
For now, start taking multivitamins, particularly folic acid supplements. Do not gargle with Listerine or any such mouthwash.
If the soreness persists for more than 2-3 weeks, see a dentist.
There is no need to panic. This is nothing dangerous.
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