How many of you out there get those? What are they really? I don't mean to gross people out about me and have everyone on tPF avoid me like the plague (I hope that won't happen. ) but I get them sometimes. I used the get them once in awhile as a kid. They're very painful and look white inside the mouth. I heard theyre a form of oral herpes, but I even had them when I was little, it wasnt all the time, just once in awhile and I would only get one. Sometiems it just forms, other times if I accidently bite the inside of my mouth and a sore will form there. Or if I accidently jab my gum (while brushing teeth or something) and it bleeds a little, one may form there too. Other times, I think maybe its because I eat a lot of chips and greasy or fried foods. But heres the weird part. I don't ever remember getting them in college (or not often enough to remember) but since moving home, I've been getting them much more frequently. I have no idea why. And I get them where ive never gotten them before... close to my lip so that if I am talking... people can see it and its honestly embarassing because people are probably grossed out and think i have some sort of std. I never got them so close the the lip (its still on the inner lip, so if you wear lipstick you would not put lipstick there). I guess its been bothering me and concerning me because its visible now and seeming to come more frequently and in greater numbers. I get like 3 or 4 sometimes and its really gross. I really don't know why. I have not shared drinks or kissed anyone new within the last few years. And my diet is much healthier than before. Whats going on?