Here’s what you should know about medications and treatments for the painful sores in our mouths.
What Are Mouth Sores?
Singaw or mouth sores usually refer to the painful spots and lesions on the soft tissue of our mouths, gums, and tongue. You can immediately know whether you have a mouth sore as it is painful. If you look into a mirror, you can easily see the white or yellow spots around a reddish lining.
Mouth sores can go away over time, with certain “gamot sa singaw” providing faster healing and relief from the condition. However, not all mouth sores are the same and can differ in their location and root cause. Knowing the various types of singaw can help in determining the appropriate treatment for you.
- Common mouth sores. These are often due to accidents, friction, burns, irritation, and infection.
- Canker sores or aphthous ulcers. These non-contagious mouth ulcers manifest inside the mouth, including the cheeks, tongue, and interior parts of the lips. While exact causes are not known, experts assume that it can be due to an auto-immune condition, a compromised immune system due to diseases, or a response to an allergic substance. There are no medications or “gamot sa singaw” to get rid of this kind of sore.
- Cold sores or fever blisters. This condition is a bit different from the other two as it is caused by herpes simplex viruses – type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV), which can spread through skin contact on the genitals and mouth.
When to Consult a Doctor
Mouth sores are not a serious concern as they usually go away after one to two weeks (10-14 days). There are even medications or “gamot sa singaw” available at pharmacies, as well as certain medical procedures.