Mouth Sores Treatment
When cold weather arrives, it brings with it come with a variety of maladies, some milder and some more serious. Today we will talk about one of the milder ones:Mouth Sores Treatment, wounds and sores in the mouth.
What is Mouth Sores ?
Though a mild issue, mouth sores are quite uncomfortable. There are several types of mouth sores: Canker sores appear on the lips, tongue, palate, gums, and the inside of the cheeks. These can be caused by stress, inflammation, damage to the immune system, a drug, or a deficiency in certain B vitamins. The Herpes virus causes another type of pain. This is called cold sores. It usually appears on the lips and sometimes on the gums. Any bruising in the mouth, such as caused by a bite or a burn, can also cause a mouth sore to form.
A wound in the mouth can be very red. Sometimes it can be white because of the dirt and bacteria that are in the sore. It may be a little swollen or have an edema. It may even happen that everything looks normal but the mouth burns.
When it is extremely painful, it can interfere with eating and drinking. This can cause the person to become dehydrated.
Mouth Sores Comes From…
Aside from the reasons we mentioned earlier, the following things can cause mouth sores:
- Viruses (such as Herpes and others)
- Fungal or bacterial inflammation
- Tobacco usage
- Strong medications (e.g. chemotherapy)
- Thrush and other yeast infections
- Chicken pox or shingles
- A problem that affects all systems of the body
- Dental treatments (braces, dentures, dental visits)
Mouth Sores Symptoms
The symptoms of mouth sores are just as their name says: A painful or sore spot in the mouth. At times there is a white or red pimple, with or without edema, swollen and it hurts! It does not require much training to diagnose. But to answer the next question …
What you could do
You don’t need to run to the doctor the minute you feel or see something in your mouth, unless it comes with fever, blisters or rashes on the skin, eye swelling, or in someone with a weaker immune system. A sore that does not go away after 10 days should also be checked by a doctor or dentist to make sure it is not the beginning of something more serious.
When a doctor examines the sore, he will try to find out what the source of the sores is. In this way, the root cause can be treated, and the pain will heal on its own. Sometimes antibiotics or antiviral medicines should be taken.
If the pain is not severe enough to warrant a doctor visit, you can try to treat it yourself. First, keep your mouth clean. Even when there is no pain, make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day and thoroughly rinse your mouth. When there is a sore, use a soft toothbrush and rinse with lightly salted water. It is also important to visit a dentist every six months.
Avoid eating spicy or salty foods that can be irritate the sore. It is also more convenient to eat softer foods and not hard things. Eating food that is not too hot and not too cold will cause less irritation.
L-Lysine is an essential amino acid, which means the body requires it but cannot produce it on its own. It is beneficial for a lot of people, but it’s best known for its effective battle against canker sores. Taking this vitamin can help prevent the wound from happening at all, and if it is already here, it helps it heal much faster and not return.
It can also help to rinse your mouth with clove tea. Pour hot water over cloves and leave it to steep for a few minutes. Then rinse with the warm tea.
You can try rinsing with half a glass of water to which were added 5-10 drops of Tea Tree Oil. (Use a glass cup, because the oil is so strong it will dissolve a plastic cup). Be careful not to swallow any of it.
- Lips do not sweat. That is why they also dry quickly!
- The tongue is the strongest muscle in the body relative to its size. It’s also the only muscle which works without being any connection to the spinal cord!
- You can only taste food if there is moisture in the mouth.
- Just as every person’s fingerprint is different, the patterns on the tongue and the lips are different for each person!
- A person’s tongue is about 4 inches long!! It reaches all the way to the throat.
- The color of the tongue may indicate a person’s health. For example: pink = healthy, white = fungal infection, yellow = stomach problem …
- If you are a left-handed you will chew more on the left side of your mouth, and vice versa!