Posted by: Ann | 2012/10/29

Blisters in throat

Dear Doctor, can you please help? I have 3 or 4 very small blisters that come up on the right side of my throat (not the back of the throat) mainly after lunch for a while or at supper time, so that when I go to the doctor they are flat and almost invisible. When they are well visible (night time after eating and brushing my teeth and palate), I have usually eaten something like crusty bread or rice or corn - perhaps these foods irritate or scratch them? At times when they are ''up'', they burn a little for a while, but otherwise cause me no trouble. I''ve had them about 5 weeks now. I can reach them with my tongue if I twist it as far back and to the right in my throat as it will go. They seem to be fluid-filled when they swell, but remain the same colour as the inside of my throat, and are fairly tiny.
What do you think the blisters could be? I''m a 55 year old female.
Thanks very much, Ann.

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The blisters are most likely due to irritation, possibly sensitised after brushing your palate. The "blisters" are most likely fluid filled nodules. Try not to brush your palate for a week and see what happens. Rather use a mouth wash after brushing your teeth to clean the rest of your mouth.


Dr Anrich

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