A guide to Mouth Ulcers & Mouth Ulcer treatments

Do you suffer from mouth ulcers?

Are you prone to mouth ulcers? Why do teenagers develop mouth ulcers? What causes a mouth ulcer? The answers to these and any other questions you may have about mouth ulcers are found in this comprehensive guide.

Mouth ulcers are, as many of us are all too aware, those annoying sores that develop inside the mouth. These small but painful sores occur on occasion and are caused by a variety of factors which include an injury to the mouth, stress or a medical condition such as Crohn’s Disease.

Sores can develop outside as well as inside the mouth. Those that develop outside the mouth, for example on the lips, are known as ‘cold sores’and are caused by the herpes virus. These are highly contagious and can be passed from one person to another via kissing.

However this guide concentrates on the type of sores that develop inside the mouth. These are known as ‘aphthous ulcers’and are the most popular type of mouth ulcer. Another name for mouth ulcers is ‘canker sores’.

Helpful and informative guide to mouth ulcers

So how can this guide help you?

This guide takes an in-depth look at mouth ulcers, starting with a description of what they are and the different types (there is more than one type of ulcer). It then discusses who is most likely to develop a mouth ulcer and why followed by a look at the signs, symptoms and treatment of mouth ulcers.

Mouth ulcers don’t just occur in adults: children especially teenagers are prone to developing them and the reasons for this are discussed here. This is particularly useful for young people and parents.

Visit our mouth ulcers and children and mouth ulcers and teenagerssections.

We have included a ‘frequently asked questions’ (FAQs) section about mouth ulcers, which is a time saver for many people. If you have an urgent question about mouth ulcers or are interested in what people have asked then have a look at this section.

Visit our mouth ulcers FAQs section.

Medical jargon is used in this guide but it is accompanied by either an explanation or a link to our glossary. The glossary contains a list of descriptions of medical terminology related to mouth ulcers.

Visit our glossary section.

Finally, we have included a links page which contains details of organisations and other bodies related to mouth ulcers.

This guide is structured as follows:

Mouth ulcers are small, open sores which form inside the mouth, lips, palate and tongue. This painful eruption lasts for around 10 to 14 days and tends to disappear on its own accord. Severe or persistent ulcers will require medical treatment.

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