And I've always thought it was called cold sore. LOL How dumb of me. HAHA! SO anyhoo, I wanted to blog about this because I get it very often. This little canker sore can be very painful like hell. They're also known as internal mouth sores or rather apthous ulcer which are usually formed on the soft parts of the mouth, such as inside the cheeks , gums & worse, on the tongue (which btw I have right now.) They usually start out as a little red bump & eventually will pop & will be white or yellowish crater thingy with a red border. GROSS! I KNOW! And so yeah..that is waaaay different from cold sores which are btw formed outside the mouth or on the lips.&& to make things clear, canker isn't contagious & are NOT caused by the herpes simplex virus. Cause is still unknown though. :[
Those who have had canker sores know the feeling of how painful the burning and sting sensation when agitated which causes restrictions in eating certain foods & rather makes eating a little difficult as well. They usually last around 5 days or even a week. I'm telling you, it's like a freakin' burden!!!
But how do I overcome it? HA! I found the best way for me to get rid of it. I simply place a small piece of cotton ball inside my mouth where the canker sore is reclined and sleep on it overnight..& voila! When I wake up in the morning, this freakin' canker sore will then stick to the cotton ball. (& NO! I don't accidentally swallow it when I'm sleeping) It will look gross at first. But atleast, the tingling is off. Ugh!
Annnd, I got the hang of this routine.. I've been doing it since I could remember.
I have tried and tried so many over the counter medications such as Oragel for oral pain & then some..but none of it worked on me. They just made spit gather in my mouth whenever I place that shit in my mouth. Totally useless. So I'd rather go conventional with my brilliant idea than end up worsening my pain. HAH!