Dental Problems

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Canker Sores?

Canker sores are also called aphthous stomatitis. These are one among the most common and painful sores. These are developed inside in the mouth on all the movable parts such as tongue, inside lining of cheeks and lips. The common signs and symptoms of canker sores are discussed briefly in this article.

Signs and symptoms of canker sores

Some of the common canker sores -signs and symptoms are listed below:

  • One can experience of painful, red spots which are up to 2.5 centimeters or 1 inch. These spots are usually smaller.
  • Sometimes, the area of the mouth may tingle or burn just before a spot or a canker sore appears. Later or after a day, the canker sore may even swell and burst.
  • In some, the canker sores may pop up alone. In some others, it can develop in small clusters.
  • Small reddish round or oval swellings, develop commonly in the mouth on the movable parts such as inside linings of the cheeks, lips, and tongue. These swelling rupture within 24 hours and will be covered by the thin yellow or white membrane, which become bordered with a red halo.
  • Some of the symptoms which can accompany canker sores include fever, slightly ill feeling or a lethargic and swollen lymph nodes.

Some other signs and symptoms of canker sore include the disease condition which can lead to canker sores. Some of these conditions include:

  • Painful oral ulcers
  • Lip ulcers
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Oral pain when speaking
  • Oral pain on eating
  • Tongue ulcers
  • Inner cheek ulcers
  • Internal lip ulcers

These are some of the signs and symptoms of canker sores which appear prior to development of canker sores. Thus, one can consult a doctor or use home remedies to get immediate relief from the condition.

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