The links and images below will direct you to information about conditions that affect the mouth in adults. The skin of the mouth is a moist surface known as the mucous membrane. The thin tissue here is easily eroded by a variety of causes. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are common and painful lesions in the mouth. Thrush (oral candidiasis) is a fungal infection of the mouth. Occasionally, one of the salivary glands in the mouth can become blocked and a cyst, called a mucocele, can develop there. Lichen planus and hairy tongue are other changes that occur in the mouth.
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The cracking at the corners of the mouth in oral candidiasis, as displayed in this image, is known as angular…
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