Mouth ulcers are indeed annoying! Almost everyone has experienced a mouth ulcer at least once in their lifetime and know how agonising it is. These painful sores can develop anytime and make talking, eating and drinking an uncomfortable experience.
What are they?
Mouth ulcers are small wounds or lesions on the lining of the delicate skin inside the mouth. They appear in many different shapes and sizes and look reddish in colour. It can occur anywhere inside the mouth, such as on the lips, tongue, cheeks or base of the gums due to several mysterious reasons.
Mostly mouth ulcers do not require a doctor’s attention. But you do need to consult a doctor in the event of mouth ulcers lasting for more than three weeks. Consultation is advisable when mouth ulcers stay untreated by over the counter medicines.