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I have developed this spot on my palatoglossal arch that has

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I have developed this white spot on my palatoglossal arch that has appeared since this morning and I don’t know what it is. I’m really freaking out. Thought it was food from my lunch but it’s not.

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Any better picture?

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I can’t get much of a better picture it’s like a tiny white round spot
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
But it wasn’t there this morning

Okay no problem

By the look of it I am pretty sure it is nothing concerning

It can be a spot from acid reflux

Other possibility can be a small mucosal cyst

But it is definitely benign and will settle in few days

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Yeah my dad said it looked like a minor mucus retention cyst but I’m scared it will get bigger tomorrow. I don’t want it to end up making me gag.

No it will not cause any problem

It will go away in few days

You can use a Chlorhexidine mouth wash and have warm water gargles

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I’ve just looked at it again and the white has vanished and it’s flatter now?! It is very sore now though. Could it have just randomly popped on it’s own?

Yes it is possible that it have popped

I think within few days the soreness will also go away

You can use Ibuprofen for the soreness as well

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Ok I’m on Omeprazole for GERD so I can’t take that I don’t think? It’s actually really sore now so is that why it hurts? Defo not a ulcer?

You can take Paracetamol

Do warm water gargles and use a mouth wash

It will settle in few days

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I use biotene mouthwash cause I have a dry mouth from the Omeprazole anyway so can use that? Or Difflam spray? Do you mean salt water rinses?

You can use Difflam spray and do salt water rinse

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Hi the cyst has refilled again and gone back to being white and red on the skin around. Is it normal for that to happen?

This can happen

Just leave it for few days and you will be fine

Regards

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I don’t like the feeling of it though