What Are Throat Blisters?

What Are Throat Blisters?

Throat blisters

Often many suffer from the throat blisters. Knowing about the ailment in detail helps one to prevent it and cure it.


  • Throat blisters are painful inflammations that occur on the soft mucous membranes, which are the lining on the throat’s insides
  • When the blisters break open, pus is sent out, this results in severe pain in the throat and can also cause mouth ulcers
  • The symptoms are fever, sore throat and other sickness symptoms are also found in the people affected by the throat blisters
  • The causes of the throat blisters are cold, flu, viral infections, a few inflammatory diseases and other medical conditions.
  • The doctors examine the blisters to identify the cause for the outbreak of the throat blisters


The treatment for throat blister is given based on the cause:

  • If viral infections, cold, flu, chicken pox are the reasons for the throat blisters, then the medical treatment focuses only on the pain relief
  • When herpes simplex virus is involved, the antiviral drugs are prescribed by the doctors
  • Strep throat is the very common bacterial cause for throat blisters, antibiotics are given to the patients in such cases
  • An yeast infection called oral thrush can also lead to throat infections and blisters, anti fungal medications are given to the patients when such cases are diagnosed

Medications For Throat Blisters:

Many try to take common pain relievers for the throat blisters; this is to be avoided, as these medications may worsen the situation. You can instead try the medicated mouthwashes and oral sprays to get relief. While a few can be got over the counter, a few medications and sprays require the prescription of a doctor.

Home Remedies:

There are time tested home remedies for many of the illness. There are home remedies for this case too:

  • Consume hot soup or tea. This soothes the throat
  • Use an air humidifier in the room you stay or sleep. Dry air can worsen the situation
  • Gargle frequently with a solution of regular salt with 250 ml of water. Gargling with warm water gives better result.
  • Rest yourself from strain and grab a day’s leave from work
  • Stay away from cold water and ice-creams and avoid consuming anything cold.

How to Avoid:

You can avoid throat blisters and reduce the chances of getting infected through various ways:

  • Keep away from all the viral and the bacterial infections.
  • Keep your hands clean. Clean the hands with soap, water and disinfectant to keep it hygienic.
  • Avoid contact with people who have sore throat, cold and flu

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad