You’ve had them before, and you’ll no doubt experience them again. But your past experiences don’t make canker sores any easier to deal with. They’re always a pain, and they’ll always cause you pain.
That said, there are steps that you can take, and a few to avoid, that can help minimize pain and aid recovery. Today, we’re going to look at the various types of food and drinks that you should eat, and some that you should avoid when suffering from a canker sore.
What Is a Canker Sore?
Canker sores usually present as small, oval-shaped lesions that can develop on the soft tissue in your mouth, or at the base of your gums. No, they aren’t contagious, but that doesn’t help you much. They are painful, especially if located in a particularly troublesome spot.
In medical circles, canker sores are called aphthous ulcers. They’re usually fairly small and heal on their own (without scarring) in 1 to 2-weeks. But canker sores can be problematic. If the canker sores appearing in your mouth are unusually large, extend to the lips, or last longer than a few weeks, you should seek immediate medical care. Now that we understand what they are, let’s take a look at the foods and drinks you should eat and avoid!