This question was answered on Sun 02, May 2010 08:19pm by Dr Rowena S, MD

Dear Doctor:I was recently diagnosed with LPR (larynpharygeal reflux disorder).Though I have all the symptoms of LPR, there is one additional symptom that isscaring the heck out of me:My soft palate is basically raw and red every single day to varying deg

    
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Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with LPR (larynpharygeal reflux disorder). Though I have all the symptoms of LPR, there is one additional symptom that is scaring the heck out of me: My soft palate is basically raw and red every single day to varying degrees, and has been for almost a year. No visible ulcers, just a darkish red appearance with a slight burning sensation. Sometime the burning and irritation radiates up to my ear. Anyways, on the message boards I never seem to hear people complain about a visibly red and irritated soft palate. Is this normal? It looks somewhat like the pictures of herpangina I see on the Internet but the redness is pretty much uniform across the entire soft palate and there are no visible ulcers. I would add that I am conclusively STD/HIV free, and just recently started taking Aciphex 2x a day. Thank you so much!

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Answer by Dr Rowena S, MD  on Sun 02, May 2010 08:19pm:

Hi, Welcome to the forum! The soft palate is the portion of the roof of the mouth located near the throat. With your history of laryngopharyngeal reflux, this can be contributory. The symptoms such as dry cough, chronic throat clearing and a sensation of something being stuck in the throat contribute to the irritation and redness of the soft palate. You may also want to have your doctor check this for proper evaluation. Erythema or redness of the soft palate can also be a normal condition but if it persists, differentials inluding trauma, infection, allergic reaction, and even intoxication should be ruled out. Direct clinical examination is important. At this point, drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet and warm saline gargles may help. Take care and do keep us posted. Warm regards.

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Clarification by moose23 on Wed 05, May 2010 06:57am:
Thank you Doctors: One thing I forgot to add (surprisingly) is that since the beginning of March (immediately after having a pneumococcal vaccine) I have had a build up of white gunk on the back of my tongue. It easily is scraped off in the morning with no redness or bleeding, but it is fairly thick in consistency. My ENT said that this was "definitely" a nasal mucus/bacteria/saliva mixture that could be related to LRD, but I was wondering that since obviously the back of my tongue rests on the soft palate and uvula, this gross post nasal drip mixture could be responsible for the irritation to the area. Or in other words, could post nasal drip that accumulates on the tongue, and then mixes in with the saliva and bacteria on the tongue be an irritant to the soft palate and uvula? Thank you so much! moose

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Comment by Dr.Kokil Mathur on Sun 02, May 2010 08:50pm:
Hi! I agree with Dr Rowena that LPR could be the cause of the redness. Please discuss with your doctor and try a combination of drugs for good control. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief. Possibility of H pylori infection resistant to the antibiotic should be looked into and a combination antibiotic tried. Life style changes that will help include: Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you. There is a chance that you are allergic to citrus fruits, grapes, tomatoes, egg, gluten, lactose etc. So when you eat anything that contains these as ingredients, you develop an allergy that causes upset stomach and reflux. A food challenge test is required to know what you are allergic to. Keep a stress diary and note what you eat everyday. Then mark the time when you develop redness. See what you ate prior to that. Hope these tips help you. Please discuss this with your gastroenterologist. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

Comment by moose23 on Wed 05, May 2010 06:38am:
Thank you Doctors: One thing I forgot to add (surprisingly) is that since the beginning of March I have had a build up of white gunk on the back of my tongue. It easily is scraped off in the morning with no redness or bleeding, but it is fairly thick in consistency. My ENT said that this was "definitely" a nasal mucus/bacteria/saliva mixture that could be related to LRD, but I was wondering that since obviously the back of my tongue rests on the soft palate and uvula, this gross post nasal drip mixture could be responsible for the irritation to the area. Or in other words, could post nasal drip that accumulates on the tongue, and then mixes in with the saliva and bacteria on the tongue be an irritant to the soft palate and uvula? Thank you so much! moose

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