CANKER SORES or APHTHOUS ULCERS, are small and painful ulcers, white, or yellow in color, with red edges. Canker Sores In The Mouth may appear on the lips, on the tongue, or on the inside linings of the cheeks. They are usually quite painful and last anywhere from 6 days to 2 weeks.
Canker sores are among the most common types of oral lesions, affecting about 25% of people, some of them may experience the following related canker sore symptoms and signs: Painful or bleeding gums and Lump or mass on gums.
What are the common reasons for canker sores?
There are many reasons as to why you might be having an outbreak of the condition, some of them are Stress, Allergies, Eating certain acidic foods like strawberries, citrus fruits and tomatoes, and Nutritional deficiencies.
There are also three different types of Canker sores, the first one is Minor aphthae, they are the most common type of canker sore.
The second one is Major sores, they are larger and deeper than minor sores, and the last one is Herpetiform, they last for around 7 to 30 days and can cause scarring.
If you have any of these two last types, it’s important to consult your health care professional, but the Minor aphthae heal by itself without any treatment, but you need just naturally get rid of them in few minutes without using any medicine.
Can canker sores be spread from person to person?
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!! They are not contagious, so they cannot be spread from one person to another because they are not caused by bacteria or viruses.
HOW TO PREVENT CANKER SORES???
– Not keeping your mouth clean can lead to tissue inflammation in the mouth, and this inflammation will appear sores in your mouth. So maintaining proper oral hygiene will lay the foundation for canker sore prevention.
– As you know stress and depression are some of the causes of canker sores, relaxation and stress reduction can reduce them. SO TRY TO RELAX MORE!!!
– If you are one of those how to use a toothpaste containing sodium lauryl sulfate, you need to opt-out right now.
– You need also to avoid spicy, hot foods, fried foods because consuming a lot of these foods contributes to this condition. Try to consume it in moderation and eat some fresh fruits like watermelon, cucumber, tender coconut, and lemon juice.