A mouth ulcer, which is commonly referred to as a canker sore, is a very common thing that affects millions around the world.
If they are simply caused by some kind of trauma to the mouth area, then they will heal very quickly on their own. However, many kinds of mouth sores are recurrent and very bothersome, these are known as aphthous ulcers.
Mouth blisters commonly occur in young children, but adult can get them as well.
In most cases, the condition is harmless, no matter how unpleasant.
Sometimes the blisters seem to come and go as they please, and it is not completely know what causes them, though some experts say that eating a lot of sugar and things like chocolate can produce these sores.
They are the most often located on the so-called loose tissues of the mouth, such as the cheek, inner lip, tongue, floor of the mouth or soft palate, and they have even been known to occur in the throat. Most of them are small, thankfully.
A rare form called a major aphthae can get pretty large and they, naturally, take a much longer time to heal up.
Multiple small ulcers in many parts of the mouth characterize the most rare forms, called herpetiform ulcers, all at once. They are often mistaken for herpes sores.
After noticing a sore, there are things that must be done to keep it at bay. It is important to brush the teeth well and to use antibacterial mouthwash regularly, however, this will most likely not be able to stop a fever blister from occurring.
There are prescription ointments and drugs that can be used to heal the sores.
Mouth injuries, viral infections, herpes simplex, anemia, chronic infections and dietary deficiencies can all cause these unsightly mouth sores.
When one has appeared, it is important to avoid foods that are spicy or acidic, sharp and crunchy, or too hot. Alcohol and caffeine consumption can also irritate the condition.
It is a good idea to drink with the aid of a straw in order to make it less painful.
Mouth blisters can also be caused by drinking liquids that are very hot, often people burn the inside of their mouths with coffee, tea or hot chocolate if they do not allow the beverage to cool down before consuming it.
Hot food can also do this to the mouth.
Usually, the blisters will heal on their own with time. Since the mouth is such an easy place to contract an infection, it has its own built-in defense mechanisms that make the mouth one of the fastest healing parts of the body.