Tongue blisters can be formed in the mouth due to numerous reasons like grinding the teeth, biting the tongue with teeth by accident and having very hot beverages too. Some of the other prevalent causes of tongue blisters are viral infections, mouth ulcers, food allergies and some other medical reasons like anaemia, oral cancer and diabetes. Using chemical mouthwashes, smoking in excess as well as vitamin B deficiency may also result into formation of blisters on the tongue.
These painful blisters are there for about a week or ten days at max, but its burning and inflammatory effects in this span makes speaking and eating a very tedious task. For this reason, there are various home remedies to cure the blisters sooner. Here is the list of ten such home remedies which are effective in reducing the inflammatory and burning sensation resulting from blisters.
Here Are Some Home Remedies For Blisters Tongue:
Baking soda can be a useful home remedy to reduce tongue blisters due to its anti-inflammatory properties as it helps in reducing the inflammation caused by the blisters and the pain associated with it. It is also useful in keeping the pH balance in the mouth too. In order to get the results from baking soda, one can rinse the mouth with a mix of baking soda and warm water. Apart from this, making a paste of baking soda with water and applying it on the blisters helps too. It just needs to be kept in mind that this mixture should be rinsed with luke-warm water after it settles down a bit.
Salt water is useful in reducing the tongue blisters due to its efficient anti-inflammatory properties. Like Baking soda, salt water mixture can be used to rinse the mouth to get rid of the inflammation and the pain in the mouth which helps in curing the blisters faster. Salt also is known to be helpful in killing the bacteria in the mouth as well as any infections too.
An effective home remedy, turmeric powders can be used effectively in curing the tongue blisters too. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties present in turmeric which helps in reducing the inflammation caused due to the blisters. This can be put to effect by applying the affected area with 1 spoon of turmeric powder with 1 spoon of warm water.
Honey is considered to be great for the entire oral health and can have a soothing effect on the blisters and gives instant relief from the irritating and burning sensation. Honey should be applied directly on the blisters and kept for a while to get the best results.
Due to their antibacterial and healing properties, Aloe Vera is considered to be a great remedy for tongue blisters. Applying Aloe Vera gel on the parts affected with blisters can prove beneficial in reducing the pain and inflammation along with faster healing.
Another useful home remedy to treat tongue blisters is ice. Ice has an effect which on application on the blisters helps in decreasing the pain and in reducing inflammation. Applying ice cubes on the affected areas also does the trick. Alternative to this, having cold beverages like chilled tea or ice creams in this condition can help in reducing the effects to a great extent.
Alum has a great cleansing and antibacterial and antifungal properties which helps in killing infections. Thus, it is helpful in curing tongue blisters too. Using a paste of honey and alum (crushing the alum after dehydrating it by placing it on a hot pan) to the blisters help in curing it effectively and faster too.
Hydrogen Peroxide can be very useful in treating tongue blisters as they have strong antibacterial and disinfectant properties. This properties help in reducing the chances of infections and also helps limit the bacterial growth. Apply 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with water on the blisters using clean swabs which can help in getting rid of blisters quickly. It should be taken into account that after the application, the mouth should be rinsed well with warm water.
Application of glycerine on the tongue blisters can help in reducing the swelling and also reduces the burning sensation in the mouth.
Catechu, widely known to be used in the preparation of paan (made of beetle leaves) is loaded with medicinal properties which has its positive effects in the treatment of tongue blisters as well. Kattha has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti fungal properties which not only prevents infection growth but also helps in the generation of new cells and helps in the healing process. Application of Kattha paste on the affected area does the trick.