If the sky hurts, what to do?
The sky is the upper part of the oral cavity, covered with a mucous membrane. It consists of a hard and soft section and separates the oral cavity from the nasopharynx.
Why does the sky hurt?
Pain in the sky can be expressed in different ways, and its causes may be different. In some cases, you need to go to the dentist, and sometimes the pain in the sky does not require the intervention of a specialist and will go away within two to three days.
Mechanical and thermal damage
Oral mucosa, including palatine, is a sufficiently tender and vulnerable area to various influences, such as hot foods or drinks, hot candies, crackers, fish bones and others. Therefore, scratches, wounds and burns from hot drinks are often formed in the sky, in which blisters form on the mucous membrane. At the same time, the sky is quite sore. You should know that the oral mucosa is capable of very fast healing, so such injuries go away after a couple of days, even without treatment. You can rinse your mouth with antiseptic.To accelerate healing, make applications with painkillers and healing agents, such as ointment or gel "Solcoseryl", sea buckthorn oil, etc.
Diseases of the mouth and other organs
If the sky hurts, various diseases are not excluded. In this case, the help of a doctor is required. For any changes in the mouth should contact first of all the dentist. Pain in the sky can be associated not only with dental diseases. This happens in sore throat when inflamed and enlarged tonsils provoke discomfort. Another reason why the sky hurts is leukoplakia, although this disease is quite rare. It is characterized by a change in the mucous membrane, which acquires a grayish-whitish hue.The disease develops, as a rule, with constantly present irritating factors: hot and spicy foods, permanent injuries with sharp objects, smoking and others. The sky hurts and with such diseases as caries, pulpitis, periodontitis, osteomyelitis. Unpleasant sensations in the sky can be associated with neuralgia and diseases of the temporomandibular joint.The cause of severe pain can be recurrent herpes, localized in the sky, which, however, occurs infrequently. This disease is treated with antiviral drugs, but only after examination and diagnosis. Another disease that causes pain in the sky is sialometablasia or damage to the palatine salivary glands. It is expressed in the formation of a benign, painful nodule, which gradually grows and ulcerates as a result, after which the pain stops. The disease usually goes away without treatment in one to two months.
Of course, running to the hospital because of each scratch is not worth it, although when it comes to health, it is better to be safe. The main thing is to be able to distinguish serious symptoms from harmless ones. If the sky is inflamed, and the healing does not occur for a long time, then it is necessary to go to the doctor’s office.