Last Saturday I had a strange sensation in my mouth, like something didn’t belong. Checking in the mirror, I was horrified to find a massive blood blister on the side of my tongue:
Apologies for the gruesome visual, but I think it helps. Anyway, it was a very thin sack of skin so I burst it with a needle and thought no more of it. That is, until it turned into the mouth ulcer from HELL. Mouth ulcers are horribly uncomfortable at the best of times, but this one is as big as the original blister and rubs against my teeth whenever I speak or eat. It’s honestly driving me insane. A quick internet search offered some helpful advice:
“Scrape off the white layer of the ulcer. It will be really painful but the bleeding will encourage it to heal.”
Exactly right. Except for the healing bit.
“Pack the ulcer with salt. It will sting a lot but eventually numb the area and bring much relief.”
Numb the area? I nearly passed out from the pain, if that’s what they meant. So far the only thing that’s worked has been neat TCP, but the effect only lasts for ten minutes. It’s not really practical to keep swigging antiseptic at work either. I think I will have to call at Boots today for some Bonjela, perhaps popping into the baker’s too in case it all gets too much.