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Itchy mouth especially the roof and the back

03/04/2009

Question:

please help, I can not bare it any longer, every night and sometimes during the day the roof of my mouth is always itchy.It actually wakes me up at night, it`s that bad. I been to my GP about this matter but she seems to feel it`s nothing.What is causing this, Help ? I`ve changed my bed covers, drink water to ease the itching, tried all sorts of things, but nothing helps.

Answer:

This could be a minor yeast infection of the palate, which is not unusual. Another possibility is that it is a symptom of burning mouth syndrome, which is also common and annoying, but harmless. More information about this condition is provided in the link below.

Without doing an examination, it would be impossible to say for certain. You should make an appointment to see an oral pathologist for further evaluation. Oral pathology is the only specialty of dentistry or medicine that focuses on the diagnosis of oral diseases and conditions.

Related Resources:

Burning Mouth Syndrome

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Response by:

Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University