Get to know more about canker sores in just five easy steps that will help you to tackle with this problem.

In simple canker sores are the small ulcers that appear in mouth and are very painful and sensitive. Most commonly, these sores are found more in women than men are. There is higher risk of occurring canker sores in teenagers. Canker sores mainly comprises of three types that include Minor sores, major sores, and Herpetiform ulcers.

5 things to know and treat canker sores

Treating canker sore in different references

Canker sore is the type of ulcer that diminishes in one or two week without applying anything. To treat with canker sore there are three useful treatments you can apply. Your doctor may recommend you with some mouth washer or the ulcer ointment and gel to give you relief from pain. Applying this ointments or gel on the sore for at least twice a day will help you to feel relief from the inflammation. Mouth washer and gel will give you little uneasiness after applying it for the first time. Doctor will always recommend you with the mouth washer containing the substance named as chlorhexidine gluconate that is very useful for the canker sores.

Canker Sores Are not Cold Sores

Canker sores totally unlike from cold sores or fever blisters. Generally, canker sores appear at the inner side of mouth and fever blisters appear at the outer side of your mouth. Canker sore is not all contagious and known as cold sores. People experiences cold sore when they are encounter with the viruses rather than cold sores.

Types of canker sores

There are three types of canker sores typically known as

  • Minor sore- minor sore have the diameter comprise of from 1 millimeter to 10 millimeter. Around 80% of the people, experiencing from canker soreness mainly have scars of the ulcer for 7 to 10 days.
  • Major sores- if the canker sore is at the major stage then the size of sores appears for at least 1 centimeter and it takes three days to heal entirely and leaves scars at the end.
  • Herpetiform- is the type of ulcer that appears in the rare cases, it is 2-3 millimeter in diameter, and has a growth of the sores at a larger extend.

Mouth Ulcers Can Stem From Illness

People with the problem of digestive system mainly suffer from celeriac disease that is       usually related to canker sores. People suffering from crohn disease and ulcerative colitis mainly meet with the canker sores.

Try to identify the problem

People habitual of biting their cheeks and lips from inside usually come across with the canker sores. Stress can also lead to the canker sores.