Mouth ulcers, also known as oral ulcers, are painful sores that are formed in the inner side of the cheeks and lips. Usually white or red in color, mouth ulcers can also be a symptom of a mild or serious medical condition. It can occur in any age group or population and during anytime.
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Poor digestion
- Excessive intake of oily and spicy food
- Vitamin deficiency
- Trauma and stress
- Sudden biting of the cheek
- Tooth filling
- Vigorous brushing
- Poor oral hygiene
- Underlying medical condition
- In case of a mouth ulcer, you will observe redness and ulcers in the mouth (inner side of the cheeks and lips)
- You may also observe excessive salivation, soreness and inflammation inside the mouth.
- Inability to eat anything
- Pain and itching
- Usually, within 3-4 days’ time the symptoms should get better. However, if they do not get better, make sure you consult a doctor to rule out the underlying cause.
- Your doctor may ask you for your family history and inspect you physically. He shall also enquire about your dietary habits and daily routine.
- He may examine your mouth. Incase, the ulcers look different visually and suspect an ailment behind the same, he may suggest a few physical examinations.
- Depending on the diagnosis, he shall suggest a few over-the-counter medications that shall ease your symptoms.
- You may be recommended to drink a lot of take rest and bring in dietary changes for an early recovery.
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