I love to help others, but like many people today, I don't have a huge bank account that allows me to make large donations to charities. I still try to donate items I can afford to the needy, and two items that are always appreciated by local food banks are toothpaste and toothbrushes. These two items can make huge differences in the lives of needy people who cannot afford them, as it helps them keep their teeth healthy now and avoid expensive dental bills in the future. Remember that giving does not have to mean donating large sums of money to charities. I created this blog to remind people that giving dental care items to the needy can be a great contribution to society that anyone can afford.
There are many different conditions that can lead to the appearance of blisters inside your mouth, including angina bullosa hemorrhagica. Here are four things you need to know about angina bullosa hemorrhagica.
What are the signs of angina bullosa hemorrhagica?
If you have this condition, blood-filled blisters will suddenly develop in your mouth while you're eating, or shortly after you finish your meal. The blisters are quite large and can reach diameters of 3 centimeters.
These blisters are asymptomatic once they develop, but you may feel discomfort in the affected area shortly before the blisters develop. This discomfort has been described as either a stinging or a burning sensation and is the only warning of the impending outbreak.
Once the blisters appear, they remain for one to two days. The blisters pop, leading to bleeding. After about a week, the area will heal, but the blisters recur in about 30% of sufferers.
What causes it?
The cause of angina bullosa hemorrhagica is still unclear, though many factors have been suggested as possible causes. It's been linked to health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure; medications like steroid inhalers and anesthesia; and even eating habits like eating rough foods or drinking too-hot beverages. Dental literature also suggests that everyday activities like coughing or sneezing can cause this condition.
What complications can it cause?
Despite the distressing appearance of the blisters, angina bullosa hemorrhagic is a harmless condition. After examining your blisters and ruling out other possible causes, your dentist will reassure you that the condition is not serious.
However, it's important to continue brushing and flossing your teeth while the blisters are present or plaque will remain on your teeth. This can lead to problems like cavities or gum disease. As long as you continue your regular oral care routine during an outbreak, you should be fine.
How is it treated?
The blisters will pop by themselves and then heal, but dentists can offer treatments to speed up this process. Your dentist can prick the blisters with a sterilized needle to drain the blood; don't try to do this at home as you could develop an infection.
If you experience pain after your blisters pop, your dentist may recommend using an analgesic mouthwash that contains benzydamine hydrochloride to ease the symptoms. These mouthwashes are available over-the-counter.
If you develop blood-filled blisters inside your mouth, see a dentist, such as Macpherson Scott Dr, for an examination. You may have angina bullosa hemorrhagica, a distressing but easily manageable condition.