December 11, 2017

What are throat ulcers?

An ulcer is essentially a break in tissue, or a tissue defect, whether that tissue be the skin, the lining in the stomach, or the mucus membranes that line the pharynx, mouth, and esophagus. The word ulcer derives from the Greek word for wound. An ulcer is in fact an open wound, an area from which protective tissue has been torn away, exposing the tissues that lie beneath. It is