Daily Health Tips: Why Do I Have Pain/Rashes On The Roof Of My Mouth?


Q: Good evening, Doctor. Please what causes rashes/sores and pain in the mouth, the roof of the mouth, to be precise. Thank you.

A: There are a couple of ailments that can cause sores in the mouth and of course the roof of the mouth called the palate. They include:

Fever blisters known as cold sores can cause this and the pain associated with this condition is worse when hot, spicy or acidic foods like lemon are taken. They are mostly found around the lips. These sores are contagious but most times clear up without the need for medication. Sometimes, antiviral drugs are administered.

Canker sores are not contagious but just like fever blisters, most times, they disappear without any definitive treatment within a week.
Infections of the mouth (viral, fungal or bacterial), deficiency of minerals, smoking etc are some factors that may causes sores in the mouth and subsequent…

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