Sore Painful Thumbs Cause And Treatment

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Alternative Names

Aphthous stomatitis


Home Care

Mouth sores usually go away in 10 to 14 days, even if you don't do anything. They sometimes last up to 6 weeks. The following steps can make you feel better:

  • Avoid hot beverages and foods, spicy and salty foods, and citrus.
  • Gargle with cool water or eat popsicles. This is helpful if you have a mouth burn.
  • Take pain relievers like acetaminophen.

For canker sores:

  • Rinse with salt water.
  • Apply a...
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