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Tongue blisters: causes and remedies

Tongue blisters: causes and remedies

Grandma’s old remedies for tongue blisters: reduce the swelling and soothe the pain with baking soda, chamomile and other natural products.

Germs, bacteria and viruses are the main responsibles for the annoying tongue blisters. This infection can be very painful if not treated immediately. Usually, it start with a feeling of burning and swelling when you swallow or speak.

Tongue blisters appearance may vary and their color goes from red to whitish. In mild cases, you can use some homemade remedies to heal them: they will disappear in two or three days. Let’s see what are the best homemade remedies against tongue blisters.

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Tongue blister causes

This condition is due to accidental bites or viral infections. In case of flu, for example, the immune system is weakened, causing canker sores, gingivitis, and blisters.

Bite your tongue by mistake may also cause small wounds that can turn into ulcers.

Stress is another cause to keep under control. Not least, lack of vitamins and folic acid and excessive use of drugs.

Too hot or too spicy food might also cause small wounds on the tongue.

Tongue blister remedies

Baking soda is one of grandma’s most useful old remedies. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, not only it adjusts your mouth pH, but also relieves pain and swelling.

Mix 10 ml of boiling water with a teaspoon of baking soda. Then apply the mixture on the blisters and let sit for about 10 minutes. Finally, rinse your mouth with clean, fresh water.

Try also salted water. You can use it to make a gargle, or you can apply it directly on your tongue.

Ice can give immediate relief, because it reduces the inflammation. Put an ice cube on your blister for about a minute. The contrast of hot and cold will decrease the pain.

Alternatively, drinking cold water gives an immediate and constant relief.

Chamomile is grandama’s par excellence remedy against the pain. Thanks to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, it is excellent to reduce the blisters and soothe pain. Try making gargles with chamomile tea.

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