You may already be familiar with canker sores, the non-contagious but sometimes unpleasant red and white ulcers that appear inside your mouth. Some people get them more than others, and they can range from a mild sore that lasts a couple of days to a more painful lesion that lasts a few weeks. Whatever your familiarity is with canker sores, you may not be aware that they can also develop on your tonsils.
If you feel like you have a sore throat but aren't exhibiting other symptoms of a common cold or sickness, you could be experiencing a canker sore at the back of your throat. Canker sores can affect any part of the mouth, including the gums, teeth, and yes, even your tonsils! The good news is this canker sore likely won't merit a trip to your medical or dental professional, but the bad news is that pain caused by a canker sore on your tonsil can disrupt your daily activities. To feel confident you're doing everything you can to mitigate your canker sore pain and reduce your chances of getting one again, let's go over everything you'll want to know about these pesky oral ulcers.