Mouth Sores

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Mucositis is an inflammatory reaction of the mucous lining of the upper gastrointestinal tract from mouth to stomach (mouth, lips, throat) and surrounding soft tissues. 

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus . They are very contagious. Usually, you will have tenderness, tingling, or burning before the actual sore appears. Cold sores usually begin as blisters and then crust over.  The herpes virus can live in your body for years. It only appears as a mouth sore when something triggers it, such as:

Mouth sores are common ailments that affect about 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lives. These sores can appear on any of the soft tissues of the mouth, including the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, and floor and roof of the mouth. You can even...  Read more