Hi i have had this red area non painfull for a week or so it has got better i have had a stomach bug for the last few days which i am bed bound with dont know if this has something to do with it. I keep getting red areas in hard palate which come and go.but never completly go away. My dentist is not refering me my gps just says its smokers palate. What do i do? I am so anxious that its oral cancer and am obsessed with checking my mouth numerous times in a day its driving me insane. Please help. \n\nThanks \n\nI would like to add i am mouth breather and have dry mouth especially in mornings due to deviated septum could this be irritating my palate? Should i be concerned. And i do also suffer from geographical tongue at times of high stress and anxiety.