Blisters on tongue occur when the body’s defense mechanism acts against the sores which are caused on the tongue after drinking something too hot, such as coffee, which can burn the tongue. These blisters can stay for more than a couple of days and can become very irritating at times.
Blisters make eating a painful and tough task and can often leave a person relying on a liquid or semi-solid diet for a few days. Blisters on tongue can also be a sign of an underlying infection or ailment.
Here are some home remedies to take care of those blisters in a healthy way right at home:
Ice lowers the temperature around the blisters and provides a soothing sensation. This anesthetic property of ice makes it a great remedy for treating tongue blisters quickly.
- Ice cubes – 3 or 4
- Place an ice cube directly on your blisters and hold it there until the spot becomes totally numb.
- Repeat this procedure a few times in a day to heal the blisters quickly.
- You can also sip on ice cold water alternatively from time to time.
There is a compound called curcumin found in turmeric that has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties which treat the stubborn blisters easily. Milk provides relaxation and soothes the inflammation caused by the blisters.
- Turmeric Powder – 1 Teaspoon
- Milk – 1 Glass
- Heat a glass of milk until it comes to a boil.
- Remove the milk from heat and mix a teaspoon of turmeric in it. Mix it well.
- Swallow a little milk at a time.
- Repeat this process at least once daily to get relief from the blisters.
Honey has antibacterial, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties which are extremely beneficial in promoting overall oral health and treating the blisters on the tongue.
- Honey – 2-3 Tablespoons
- Cotton balls
- Soak some water in the cotton ball and then squeeze the excess out from the ball so that is just slightly wet.
- Dip this wet cotton ball in honey and gently place it over the blisters.
- Keep the ball in its place for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing your mouth with lukewarm water thoroughly.
- Repeat the remedy for two-three days at a frequency of thrice a day.
Salt contains sodium which is very good for treating tongue blisters caused due to an infection on the tongue. Salt further reduces the pain and the inflammation caused due to the blisters.
- Salt – 1 Tablespoon
- Water – a cup
- Heat a cup of water until it comes to a boil and then add a tablespoon of salt into it.
- Let the water cool down to a lukewarm temperature before rinsing your mouth with it.
- You should repeat this process several times a day for the best results.
Hydrogen peroxide treats aphthous stomatitis or canker sores which is one of the underlying causes of tongue blisters. Using this remedy regularly prevents the tongue blisters from spreading and happening again in the near future. Hydrogen Peroxide disinfects the blisters and helps in healing them quickly.
- Hydrogen Peroxide – 1 Tablespoon
- Water – 1 Tablespoon
- Heat a little amount of water in a small cup till bubbles start coming out from the bottom.
- Mix a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and a tablespoon of warm water to make a clear solution.
- Take a cotton ball and dip it into the solution.
- Gently press the blisters with the cotton ball for 2-3 minutes.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water or a mild mouthwash to mask the scent from hydrogen peroxide.
- Repeat this process 3-4 times daily.
Garlic and Ginger
Ginger and Garlic, when combined together, is a very well known analgesic which improves the health of the tongue.
- Garlic Cloves – 2 or 3
- Ginger – 1 Inch
- Finely chop 2-3 garlic cloves and an inch of ginger and mash both the ingredients together to make a smooth paste.
- Add a pinch of turmeric or honey to mask the strong smell of ginger and garlic from the mouth.
- Apply the paste all over your tongue and leave it for 5-10 minutes.
- Rinse your mouth with a mild mouthwash to further diminish the smell.
- Repeat the remedy 3 times daily, preferably before eating a meal.
- Alternatively, you can directly chew on the ginger and garlic cloves or increase the amount of both the ingredients you use in the food you eat.
Sage leaves are a natural astringent and are able to provide instant relief against the inflammation of the blisters. It has antibacterial properties also which prevents the spreading of the blisters.
- Fresh sage leaves – A Handful
- Water – 1 Cup
- Finely chop a handful of fresh sage leaves including the stem.
- Add the chopped leaves in a bowl of boiling water and let them boil for 10 minutes.
- Check whether all the leaves have become soft and tender and then remove it from the heat.
- Strain the leaves from the mixture.
- You can blend the leaves together to make a paste and apply it on your blisters for around 10 minutes or rinse your mouth with the strained water five to six times a day.
- Use this remedy 3-4 times a week.
- You can also add 2 teaspoons of dry sage in a cup of warm water and use it to rinse your mouth.