Blisters over the tongue are extremely painful and annoying infections as they make it very uncomfortable to eat and drink anything. They appear like small white or yellow bumps with slightly reddened area. Sometime they cause unbearable pain. Tongue blisters usually occur when we unmindfully drink or eat something very hot or accidentally bite the tongue with your teeth. Viral infections, food allergies, excessive smoking, eating too much fried and spicy foods, deficiency of vitamin B, allergy from medications and certain medical conditions like anemia, diabetes and oral cancer can also cause tongue blisters. Since blisters hurt a lot while you try to eat something, you may like to get rid of it as soon as possible. There are number of effective home remedies that you can try to get rid of pain and inflammation before looking for a medical treatment.
Home Remedies for Tongue Blisters:
Salt Water Gargle
One of the simple yet easy solutions is to gargle with salt water. Gargling with cool salt water will help to get rid of bacteria in the mouth and keep your mouth clean and fresh.
Holding ice cubes on the blisters can bring immediate relief from pain and inflammation from tongue blisters as ice a have soothing and numbing effect. You can also sip ice cold water at regular intervals alternatively to find relief from pain.
Tongue blisters are often caused by lack of water in your body. Make a habit of drink water more often. Drinking enough water will not only keep your tongue wet and help to reduce pain, but will also keep your digestive system healthy and prevent formation of blisters.
Application of a drop of clove oil directly on the blisters which contains anti-septic and antioxidant properties is a great remedy for getting relief from tongue blisters. Clove oil will numb the area and relive from pain and inflammation. Dab a cotton ball with a drop of clove oil and apply directly on the affected spot.
Hydrogen peroxide can help to treat blisters effectively as it contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties that will help to kill bacteria and bring relief from infection. Mix 1 tsp. hydrogen peroxide with few drops of warm water to make a paste. Apply this paste on the blisters. Leave it in your tongue for few minutes and using lukewarm water to rinse your mouth. Repeat this process 2-3 times a day to find quick relief.
Sage has been used for ages to treat mouth ulcers, canker sores, infected gum and throat infection because of its antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. Sage is known for its astringent action due to its high tannin content. It can effectively heal painful blisters. Take a handful of fresh sage leaves or 2 tsp. of dried sage and infuse in boiled water for at least 10-15 minutes. Swish your mouth with this water. Keep the water in your mouth for 10-15 seconds and spit it out. Do this 3-4 times and finally rinse your mouth with plain water. Repeat this 3-4 times a day to find quick relief.
Tea Tree Oil
The antiseptic and antibacterial qualities of tea tree oil can also effectively treat tongue blisters. Just add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil in a cup of water and rinse your mouth 3-4 times a day to get rid of pain and inflammation from blisters.
Chamomile Tea Bag
Chamomile is a well-known herb commonly used for promoting digestion, relaxing the nerves and inducing sleep. It contains anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties which can bring relief from tongue blisters. Soak chamomile tea bags in cold water for 1-2 minutes and apply over the blisters for few seconds. Repeat the process 34 times to reduce pain and inflammation.
All these simple remedies can help to bring relief from painful blisters. If problem persist, consult physician.