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Hello last week I was on vacation and I burnt my mouth pretty bad, my whole soft palate was burnt with a bunch of red dots. My hard palate still has a burn marks but nothing hurts at all. I also burnt my tongue and where the white is on the sides, it was a thick yellowish-white coat. There are also small bumps on the middle of my tongue where it is darker. Last time I had a spot like that my hard palate it stayed for about 2 weeks then went away. Does anything look possible to mouth cancer? I did use smokeless tobacco for about 3 years then Ive been off it for a month. I am a 21 year old male. I will attach pictures. Does this look like a burn or anything else? And how come my tongue has the white part when it used to be yellowish-white. (May I add when I was on vacation I was very dehydrate as I drank a lot of alcohol and not a lot of water, and I was very intoxicated when I burnt my mouth.) There are also no bumps the spot on my hard palate is smooth and has no pain or discomfort, it's just red.

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Patient replied :

Hello, so I took a picture of my hard pallet now and the raised bump on the left side has pretty much gone away all there is, is some redness a little on the left but some on the right too. Nothing hurts, burns, itches, or anything. Over the weekend the redness went away so maybe I irriated it. Does this look like mouth cancer at all or should I stop looking and worrying about it and leave it be? Or does this look normal and maybe I have just never noticed it before? Sorry for the bad angle in the picture I couldn't flip it.

It looks like a normal palate nothing to worry.
But the posterior part of the palate ( the area just in front of the swallowing area) looks little different in color and texture- from normal situations.
But if there are no symptoms, nothing to worry, ignore this issue.

Patient replied :

Great thank you. I actually just burnt my whole mouth again at least I'm pretty sure it was a burn because it was completely red but seems to be settling down. I'll upload a picture is this burn possible like this? Or could it be something else? My tongue still feels burnt. I don't believe I have any other symptoms, I have lost my voice but was because I was on vacation and yelled to lose it. My tongue also has that white coating right in the middle towards the back. I was on vacation and also drank a whole lot of alcohol and was most likely dehydrated the whole trip if that may be a cause?Thank you.

If it is settling down now, it is definitely an inflammation as a reaction to hot or something irritating you ingested. It should subside in a few days. Nothing to worry about. If you develop any symptom revert back. Hope it helps.
Thank you

Patient replied :

Did the pictures I sent you just look like burns? This happened about 3 days ago but like I said I was drunk when it happened but I do remember eating something really hot on vacation. Also the back/middle of my tongue has raised bumps I guessed they're taste buds and on the side of the area is a white yellow coating. Is that due to healing process or something? Sorry for all the questions just making sure it's just from me burning my mouth. I'll upload a picture of my tongue as wel

Ok, thats great knowing that there are no symptoms in that area.
Anyways avoid extremely hit and spicy food till the area heals completely and also to stop smoking , as smoking can cause heat and thd fumes irritate these areas and delay in healing.
Take care

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

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